Monthly Archives: August 2010

Towards 50 states and beyond

OpenCongress.org, which since its launch in 2007 has grown to be the most-visited website for tracking the U.S. Congress, offers an open-source and non-profit model for user-friendly government transparency. Our code base and free API have always been 100% open, but now we have an even better answer to the question, “How do I make an OpenCongress for my (state, city, town, or country)?” OpenGovernment.org is the new solution. We’ve started with five state legislatures — California, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, and Wisconsin — and we seek further support to roll out OpenGovernment to all 50 U.S. states, major cities, neighborhoods, other countries, and beyond. Continue reading

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