A Big Step Forward for Legislative Data Standards

Legislative transparency is catching on.  Exhibit 1: OpeningParliament.org, a site to gather tools and propel legislatures toward a more open, participatory model. The site launch was sparked conference hosted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Sunlight Foundation and the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency (LANLT) last month in Washington. The site links to the... [Read More]

International Legislative Unhackathon and G+ Hangout

State Senator Leland Yee made a personal appearance. (He's a sponsor of SB1002 in California, an open data bill.) Jim Harper and Francis Avila of the Cato Institute joined us.  Professor David Jung, Director of UC Hastings' Center for State and Local Government Law worked on marking up a local... [Read More]

International Legislation Hackathon: Remote Participants

The International Legislation Unhackathon will be held this Saturday, May 19. It's not too late to sign up for the event at UC Hastings, Denver or Stanford. If you are not in the San Francisco Bay Area or Denver, there are a number of ways to keep track of the... [Read More]

Legislative Standards and the International Legislation Unhackathon

The International Legislation Unhackathon is being held May 19 at UC Hastings and Stanford Law Schools. Sign up, if you haven't already, at https://internationallegislation.eventbrite.com/. It is free, and lunch will be provided, thanks to the UC Hastings Center for State and Local Government.The event is designed to be accessible for... [Read More]