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 […]

FiscalNote at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The driving force behind the success of any startup – FiscalNote included – is the team. Recruiting the brightest, most driven talent is of the utmost importance. It is no wonder then that over 100 companies will be at Harvard University this afternoon for the Harvard Start-up Career Fair. “Students today have […]

Following the announcement of FiscalNote’s Series B funding round on Tuesday, Feb. 3, CEO Tim Hwang shared his thoughts on the future of the company in an open letter to employees. As you all know, today is a major milestone in our company’s history. Today we announced our $10 Million Series B funding round. In […]


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