Posts Tagged: legislative

It’s Finally Here: The Citizen Engagement Tool Congress Has Been Waiting For

Here on GovLoop we’ve written and shared stories of how GIS has transformed executive level agencies. Yet, GIS is being used in more than just executive agencies. The legislative branch has also caught on to the power of GIS. Tim Petty, Deputy Legislative Director for Senator James Risch (R – Idaho), shared several examples ofRead… Read more »

Is legislative transparency stuck in 1995?

“Thomas was and continues to be at the cutting edge for government transparency for 1995,” that’s the accusation from Daniel Schuman a policy council at the Sunlight Foundation. Thomas provides the public access to basic legislative information like bills, resolutions and committee hearings. Basically, Thomas was opening up government before transparency was cool. But whileRead… Read more »

Columbus, Ohio Advances Policy-Making with Legislative Automation

by Shezronne Zaccardi, IT Specialist, City of Columbus, OH In 2002, the City of Columbus, Ohio, knew it was time for a change. We needed to move our workflows into the digital age to eliminate bottlenecks and speed up the delivery of information across our organization and to our citizens. Since implementing Granicus’ Legislative ManagementRead… Read more »

States That Never Were (from “The Thicket” Blog)

Originally published by Karl Kurtz on The Thicket blog from the National Conference of State Legislatures Part 1 (April 12)Some people have fanciful notions about renaming the states to suit their own desires. Others report the interesting history of past efforts to create new American states. Virginia Senate Clerk Susan Schaar responded to my previousRead… Read more »