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Digiminster Members Data Portal, for UK Parliament: includes voting and campaign finance data and parliamentary debates, chunked.
http://membersdataportal.digiminster.com/
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Nice post, thanks for sharing. +Grant Vergottini did a great job discussing some of the challenges government is facing right now as it makes the big push into a digital and transparent era. He also presents some realistic solutions to making it a reality, but the innate complexity of legislative data and the disjointed approach government has carried on thus far will indeed make it very difficult to achieve. The idea of a common open framework for government to build around is a good one -- it’s time for the public sector to adapt efficiencies the private sector developed years ago.  -Lauren
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A brief discussion of some challenges in creating multi-jurisdictional open data portals
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An update on open data programs from the perspective of U.S state governments
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Research on #opengov consultations suggests #Canada should consider reinstating its longform census: http://globalnews.ca/news/1323091/treasury-board-survey-finds-complaints-about-missing-data/ #opendata #OGP
Key data users in a Treasury Board survey complained about one giant database that has actually disappeared: the long-form census, killed by the Harper government in 2011.
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From this post: "...making data available to the public, and using that same data as the basis for performance measurement, are two sides of the same coin, especially when the source data for the two applications originate from the same systems."
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Last September, after observing an increased velocity in the number of formal open data policies being created around the country, we posed the question: “When will open data come to your town?” Just eight months later, 13 additional open data policies have been established, almost doubling what the number was ...
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+Thom Neale : How partisan are your state's legislators?  Data visualizations
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/06/11/how-partisan-are-your-states-legislators/
Since the release of the Open States project, we've seen a lot of interesting analyses of its data. But we think that only the surface of what's possible has been scratched. Using voting records from the Open States project, I calculated how liberal or conservative (almost) every state lawmaker is, ...
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This July 23 open data seminar in DC looks interesting.
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Wow. As they say, this is awesome.
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Understanding the importance of this industry, President Obama recently set a goal to increase the numbers to 100 million visitors annually by the end of 2021. It’s a daunting number that may seem impossible, but state tourism offices all over America are jumping at the opportunity to expand and grow local businesses.
But how can these local businesses and tourism offices figure out the best ways to attract more visitors to their states?
One word: Data The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released its 2013 report on International Visitation to the United States which outlines international visitor data for the following five categories:
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Thank you for sharing.
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The British Parliament's open data site has launched in an alpha version:    http://www.data.parliament.uk/
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Dan Chenok of the IBM Center for Business and Government says "...the DATA Act is not just, or even predominantly, about actions being taken within the government.  Much of the Act’s impact will be how recipients of government funds leverage transparency to improve the government marketplace, and how entities with a stake in how those funds are used enhance accountability by focusing on how well the programs serve their intended beneficiaries. "
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 "Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be": new article on the free-access-to-legal-information debate, in +ABA Journal - Law News Now :    http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/who_owns_the_law_technology_reignites_the_war_over_just_how_public_document/
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Digitization of government documents and processes has raised a lot of questions. The hard cost savings are definitely straightforward -- my company, which provides cloud solutions to government, has found that our clients have saved an average of $2,000 to $10,000 annually just by moving toward a paperless cloud environment. However, as this article points out, there is obviously much more to the topic than just that small piece. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. -Lauren 
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Come on out and see me, +Brian Gryth and many other municipal, state and federal open data leaders preach it loud!
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Patrick Olson: OpenParl News Brief: May 19, 2014: lot of interesting information on developments in open legislative data    http://blog.openingparliament.org/post/86209990913/openparl-news-brief-may-19-2014
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