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State-Level Legislatures' Bills to Get First Machine Reading

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 18 2011

Source: State-level open government and open data enthusiasts just got a new experiment to work with, as, a project to provide easier access to information about the deliberations of ... Read More

State Government in Your Pocket

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 23 2009

Text message "nysenate marriage" or "nysenate Adams" or "nysenate S427" to 41411 and get back a list of relevant bills or a short description of the bill in question right to your cell ... Read More

Rebooting How the NY State Senate Gets News

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 2 2009

The Albany Times Union has an intriguing little story that might serve as an a-ha moment about the ability of pixels to transform government. For more than three decades, a little known office has worked away inside New ... Read More

NY Gov. Paterson's Budget Calculator: a Case Study in Pretend Participation

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 10 2008

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama liked to talk about the need to take a "scalpel" to the federal budget. Looks like that's not an approach shared by New York Democratic Governor David Paterson. Paterson has ... Read More