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scraping, storing, and sharing legislative information
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Latest commit 7763b7d Nov 18, 2015 @loandy loandy Merge pull request #268 from loandy/master
Added ability to override _scraped_name field.
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billy Added ability to override _scraped_name field. Nov 18, 2015
.gitignore ignore coverage stuff for now Oct 10, 2012
.pep8 flake8 everything but tests Dec 6, 2012
.travis.yml Add a key to use against the testing server. Feb 10, 2015
Dockerfile Add another download-photos prerequisite Aug 24, 2015
LICENSE BSD Apr 17, 2013 package data Sep 23, 2011
README.rst stale requirements list doesn't belong here Feb 9, 2012
requirements.txt Merge resolution Sep 18, 2015
setup.cfg add line length Apr 3, 2014
tox.ini allow failures in Python 3 Apr 3, 2014



billy is a suite of tools developed as a part of Open States that provide a framework for scraping, storing, and sharing legislative information.

  • Scraper architecture for scraping bills, votes, legislators, committees, and events.
  • Utility scripts for data cleanup and analysis.
  • Bulk data export.
  • Server that includes a data browser and API.


billy is available on PyPI and can be installed via pip install billy

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