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Interactive Portal to Idaho Legislature - Under Construction

This project is part of a master's degree in "Data Journalism" at Boise State University. I'm building an alternative legislative portal for the state of Idaho that:

  • Uses data from the Sunlight Foundation [Open States Project API] (https://sunlightlabs.github.io/openstates-api/) to provide a rich dataset of state legislative data
  • Provides social tools to bills and other legislative action, allowing constituents to "testify" on bills online
  • Provides some basic statistics on legislative actions
  • Provides a means to parse votes in various ways - by bill, lawmaker, party, etc.
  • Demonstrates the type of information that hacker-journalists can access
  • Demonstrates the cross-over between "open government" and "open news" initiatives

You can read more about my [MA project on my blog] (http://www.paleomedia.org/2013/09/30/data-journalism/) and look for updates here.