California Lawmaking Tracked by New Portal

OpenGovernment.org, a free, open source online portal designed to make state government more available to citizens, launched this morning, with California one of its first test beds. "OpenGovernment.org makes it easier for citizens to learn about pending legislation and their legislators by combining open government data, information about state legislators, multiple databases of voting information, social mentions and news coverage into a lightweight online user interface," reports Alex Howard for O'Reilly Radar.

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