By Sunlight Foundation
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Open States lets you stay on top of what's happening in your state capitol. Read bills being considered to become law and find out where they currently stand in the legislative process. Find out which politicians support or oppose specific bills and even who introduced legislation you’re interested in. Research legislators' voting histories and campaign contributions. Or read policy news affecting your state from Stateline.org, a product of the Pew Center on the States. The app will even help you identify who represents your community in your state’s legislature.
- Current information about state legislation and state-level legislators for every state supported by the Sunlight Foundation's Open State Project -- 47, plus DC and Puerto Rico. (all 50 states are expected to be online by spring 2012)
- Geolocation capabilities help identify your representatives.
- Get voting records, committee assignments, campaign finance info and bill sponsorship info for all state reps.
- Get relevant policy news affecting the states.
- Review district boundaries.
What's New in Version 1.4
- iPhone 5 support
- Updated district boundary maps
- Other bug fixes and optimizations
a valuable resource
There are a ton of resources out there for tracking the federal government, but I've never found a comparable solution for state government. I hate to admit it, but before I found this app I had no idea who my state government representatives were! It really is a great app that has lots of useful information packed into one convenient package. Thank you!
I love this mapping system. I have learned so much from this app about the states just browsing. It has also brought up so. Many memories about from places i have traveled over the years. Thanx for being more than a map app. Zqsoul
This App will undoubtedly increase your awareness and interest in local government. It lays out districts and describes representatives clearly. As political junky I've never come across a comparable centralized location for all of his material!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Dec 05, 2012
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 30.6 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Sunlight Foundation
- © 2012 Sunlight Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.