Florida Bill Tracker

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An application to keep track of what is going on in a state legislature. Using editorial expertise and the Sunlight Lab's Open States API, this application creates a curated view of what is going on in a state's legislature session.

It combines data from Open States and editorial data collected with Google Docs. You can see some examples at minnpost.github.io/legislature-tracker and see it in production on MinnPost.

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An Episode in Civic Hacking: Florida Bill Tracker

Before I knew it, the Florida bill tracker had shifted from some faint idea to a work in progress in a matter of minutes. I met Cristina Solana (with Ernie’s help) and we began brainstorming. We synced our surprisingly already similar ideas (she also wanted to work on something legislature specific) and began “forking” or re-purposing Alan’s code.

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