Three New State Legislatures to Increase Transparency with New Media

The Oklahoma House of Representatives, Virginia House and Senate, and the Illinois General Assembly – LIS Division recently partnered with Granicus to engage more people in the democratic process with new media tools such as video, bill systems integration, archiving, search, and podcasting. Granicus will be showcasing these and other clients at the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Louisville, KY from July 25-28 at Booth #425.

More than ever, state agencies are implementing cost-efficient web-based solutions to connect with citizens and meet transparency demands. Over 30 state legislatures use Granicus’ cloud computing platform and product suites to make their bill information and legislative processes more transparent and easier to research online. The Tennessee General Assembly uses these solutions to build a comprehensive legislative portal of all sessions, integrated with their internal bill tracking system. They were honored with NCSL’s Online Democracy Award last year for having the most transparent website. Also, the Colorado General Assembly has worked with Granicus for nearly three years to provide live and searchable video archives of all their Senate and House proceedings. Since implementing their solution, they have successfully engaged over 13,000 people in their legislative process via their website.

“Granicus plays a major role in helping the State of Colorado increase government transparency, fostering a new generation of engaged citizens,” says Scott Nachtrieb, Legislative Council Staff, Colorado Senate. “It gives ‘Colorodans’ the opportunity to watch the Colorado General Assembly proceedings first hand, anytime, anyplace through a direct, unfiltered unbiased lens. It’s also helping the Colorado Channel deliver educational content over the web to help the public better understand and participate in the legislative process.”

See which popular features make state legislatures successful with Granicus in this press release.

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