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 […]

A Glass prototype seen at Google I/O in June 2012 (Photo by Antonio Zugaldia)

Since Google Glass was made available to developers in April 2013, states have been attempting to tackle a logical question: whether people should drive with a computer on their face. With the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens in late January and recent assertions that Google Glass is moving to its next phase, this topic still […]

Jonathan, Tim and Gerald and their Under 40 certificates.

Last night our founders – Tim, Jonathan and Gerald – were recognized among 50 of the District’s top entrepreneurs under 40. Several FiscalNoters joined the founders at the event celebrating the group.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that the current measles outbreak has now affected 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The Centers’ director, Dr. Tom Frieden, stated in an interview with NBC that measles could “gain a foothold in this country” if vaccination rates are not increased. […]

Less than a year after leaving college, our founders are being named among the top entrepreneurs in Washington D.C. At 22 years old, Tim Hwang, Jonathan Chen, and Gerald Yao were named among 50 of the city’s entrepreneurs under 40 years old. They join the founders of ID.me, Contactually, Social Tables, TrackMaven, and UrbanStems, among […]


The microbeads in your favorite face scrub are wreaking havoc on waterways around the United States. The little plastic beads are ubiquitous in personal care products, and slip through most water treatment systems, allowing them to end up in the environment. For example, Lake Ontario, one of the worst affected bodies of water, has concentrations […]


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