While no single developer has the time to volunteer writing a custom scraper for each state, the goal of having data for all fifty states is entirely attainable if we come together and share the workload. This is where you come in. We need your help databasing state legislation.Continue reading
We are delighted to point you to OpenMass -- a new website that takes ourOpenCongress.org open source framework and applies it to Massachusetts legislation, legislators and news about issues in the state. As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Forty-nine more states to go.
Update: Check out the Open Government movement in Pennsylvania at PassOpenRecords.org where a movement to push for new open records laws appears to be centered. This effort is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. Join in the conversation.Continue reading