New: GovTrack Now Offers Legislation Tracking (Beta) For All 50 States (Free)
GovTrack is a free service that allows users to track federal legislation.
Now, you can do the same thing for the 50 states. Note that state tracking is a beta release that went live today.
A GovTrack Blog Post Shares What’s New:
- 50-State Bill Search (searching titles and summaries)
- State bill status, such as for Indiana SCR0005: Health Insurance Exchanges – Federal Funding (ALEC Resolution)
- Email updates for legislative activity on particular bills like SCR0005 or all legislative activity in a state (such as on this page for Massachusetts – look for “Track This State”).
- Overview of State Tracking
The new state legislative information is available here through a partnership with LegiNation, Inc. and LegiScan, Inc. Some data is additionally from Open States. Check out LegiNation’s BillTrack50 website for professional (i.e. paid) legislative tracking tools if you’re ready for a step up from GovTrack and need a 50-state-plus-federal solution.
Congrats and Kudos to Josh Tauberer for making the already wonderful GovTrack service even better.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.