Sunlight Foundation Hits 50

…we’re extraordinarily happy to announce one of the most significant milestones in the history of Open States: as of today, all 50 states (as well as DC and Puerto Rico) are now supported via our API and bulk downloads. This makes Open States the first and only completely open, completely free resource for accessing legislative information in a uniform format across all 50 states.

More here.  This is a great resource—for scholars as well as citizens.  Here is my earlier post on this project.  Here is an example of how the project’s data can be used to link disparate bills requiring ultrasounds before abortions.

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