50 State Project: Momentum


It has been about 10 days since we announced our goal to write parsers for all 50 state legislation websites. While 10 days ago we had nothing, I’m excited to report that today our github account shows substantial progress on 8 states and the District of Columbia. DC actually got two parsers– one in Ruby and one in Python.

We’ve started with just one function– get_legislation that grabs all the bills of a particular state. That’s the first step. We’ll be grabbing votes, legislators and other things as they become applicable. But 8 states is substantial progress!

To get involved and claim your state, check out our wiki page and our github project.