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The Kentucky legislature adjourned after 78 days – 29 in session – on March 24, 2015. The session initially met for three days for leadership elections and committee assignments before breaking for another three weeks.

FiscalNote today announced the addition of Katharine Weymouth, former Washington Post publisher, to the company’s board of advisors. Weymouth, who simultaneously served as CEO of Washington Post Media, brings expertise in media and publishing to the board. In her role as advisor, she will serve as a resource during a period of tremendous growth for […]

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The Utah state legislature adjourned on March 12, 2015 – 45 days after beginning the session, 33 days of which the body met. Governor Gary Herbert had 20 days to veto legislation, after which all other bills became law. In total, the legislature enacted 45% of the bills introduced.

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It was a tumultuous, red-tape-filled process through the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, but powdered alcohol was approved in early March. Branded as “Palcohol,” the product is scheduled to be available on shelves this summer. Despite having a green light from the federal government to distribute, state legislators across the country have introduced […]

In a few weeks, we will be publicly launching our second product, Sonar, to the world. Using the same combination of data mining, artificial intelligence, and beautiful design, we are bringing the power of our technology to the regulatory space as we expand our capacity to serve our customers. As we built and launched Prophecy […]

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The Republican-led legislature in Wyoming lasted 56 days this year, adjourning on March 6. As a whole, the legislature enacted slightly over 50% of bills which were introduced – 207 of 410. Governor Matt Mead had a 15-day period following adjournment to veto legislation, but declined to use his power; allowing all bills passed to […]

Tunji Williams, a business development associate at FiscalNote, calls a potential client and introduces them to the platform.

Sales gets a bad rap. We’ve all heard of (or worked for) sales organizations that aren’t the rewarding environments they could be. Monotonous cold calling. Scripted pitches. Bland email templates. It’s not fun and it’s not easy. That’s not how we approach sales at FiscalNote. We value creativity, intelligence, and drive. We sell access to […]

Drone legislation in the states took off in 2013 and has risen each year, but fewer than 1% of introduced bills have been enacted.

The issues raised by unmanned aerial systems continue to hover over state legislatures in 2015, with 25 states considering legislation related to drone usage. In total, state legislatures have had 61 bills introduced. In the first two months of 2014, 24 bills had been introduced; eventually building up to 220 by year’s end – nine […]

Daryl (center) gives a demo of the FiscalNote platform along with Amy (left).

Several FiscalNoters dropped by the WeWork Shaw location Tuesday night to demo our platform and learn about other DC tech startups. FiscalNote was one of five startups participating in Demos and Drinks – a Tech in Motion event sponsored by Capital One Labs. Also featuring their products were Audenti, SecureDB, VideoBlocks and Yapper.

Clear labeling of the licensing terms is a key component of Open data, and icons like the one pictured here are being used for that purpose. (Photo by Jonathan Gray)

Last weekend, Open Data Day was recognized internationally – with developers, designers and other citizens attending hackathons and encouraging policies that would see governments embrace open data. Furthering the cause of the open data movement is certainly a worthy endeavor, for a variety of reasons. Jonathan Gray noted in the Guardian, that open data can […]

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