A new state of transparency at the state level

There’s a new tool coming to keep you as informed as you care to be about anything that matters to you at the state level.

Digital Democracy is a tool that lets you search for issues at the state level as easily as you might search for something in Google. The site, developed at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at California Polytechnic State University, launched in California in 2015.

Now, citizens in New York — and soon Texas and Florida — can search for issues and find the hearings ithat mentioned a particular keyword.

states are going to become the most important place for determining major policy issues over the coming four to eight years,” Blakeslee said. “Because there is so little reporting happening at the state houses, there’s potential for a lot of this policy work to be done in the dark.”

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