By Gregory S. Combs
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Note: I was diagnosed with brain cancer a few months ago. This means that the future of TexLege is somewhat uncertain. Updates for the 85th legislative session are delayed as I focus my mental and physical energy on my ongoing treatments in order to crush this intracranial invasion.
TexLege is a handy reference guide for visitors, voters, contributors, lobbyists, interest groups, politicians (and their staff).
TexLege provides a fully searchable directory of legislators, their district offices, phone numbers, email addresses, web sites, campaign financing details, biographical links, twitter addresses, and Capitol office locations
Partisanship Data – TexLege includes a historical partisanship index to evaluate and compare the level of partisanship for individual Texas House Representatives and Senators over time. The roll call vote index originates from my doctoral dissertation and uses dimensional scaling analysis, from hundreds of thousands of record votes taken on the chamber floor over two decades.
TexLege also includes district map overlays. Want to know who your representatives are right this second? TexLege can (with your permission) use your geographic location to definitively show the boundaries of the legislative districts and their members. Not good enough? Tap and hold your finger anywhere on the map of Texas to bring up the appropriate districts.
TexLege has a full directory of committees and their membership appointments, average partisanship of the members, with phone numbers and web links for meeting schedules and bills under consideration.
Also, TexLege provides an interactive, searchable calendar to find and explore upcoming committee meetings. You can also add these meetings to iOS Calendars.
Finally, it maps of the capitol complex, the extension wings, and the surrounding area, along with points of interest and a wheelchair accessibility guide.
If you have suggestions, support requests, or simply need more information, please contact me at TexLege.com.
What's New in Version 2.9.4
- Fixed issues with missing committee meetings
- Fixes a crash upon exporting a meeting as a new calendar event