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Karen Suhaka

About: Karen Suhaka

I founded LegiNation, Inc. with the goal of making state level legislation more readily available to the professionals who need it, and even more importantly to the public at large. We are building products and websites to spark a renaissance in American politics, leveraging the internet to create the dialog so desperately needed amongst our elected officials, legislative professionals, and everyday citizens. This blog is an extension of those efforts.

Bill Keywords Word Clouds 2017

November 7, 2017 Eye Candy

For fun, here’s a look at the most frequent keywords from bills that passed this year: And here are the most frequent keywords from bills that were read by users on BillTrack50: Thanks, as always, to Wordle.

Getting ready for 2018 – Checklist

November 1, 2017 How To, Tips and Tricks

It’s that time of year again. Sessions are coming. Time to start thinking about bills again. We have a few tips for getting your BillTrack50 account cleaned up and ready for the new year. There are also several new features we added over the summer you should check out. If you have specific questions or …
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Webinar Schedule, Fall 2017

October 27, 2017 Company News

We are bringing back our popular end of year webinars to refresh your memory on how BillTrack50 works, take a tour of new features, show you advanced tricks to up your tracking game, and help you get your account organized and ready for the new session(s). We will make recordings of the webinars available on …
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New Regulations and Features, Fall 2017

October 26, 2017 Company News, How To

Most importantly, we’ve added Massachusetts to our covered states, and hope to have New Jersey (after a fashion) by the end of the year. That will leave Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, and Vermont still without coverage. If any of those are especially urgent for you let us know and we’ll prioritize that state. We’ve also added …
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New Search Capability and more than you ever wanted to know about Sessions

October 20, 2017 How To, Tips and Tricks

As the falling leaves outside my window are whispering to me, time marches on. This year will soon be last year, and next year will be this year bringing a new parade of bills. If you know what I mean. We’ve always let you search historical bills on BillTrack50, but it was an all or nothing …
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Exciting New Columns Available for your Bill Sheet

October 13, 2017 Company News, How To, Tips and Tricks

As you hopefully know, we have lots of great columns for you to pick and choose from so you can show the exact information you need in your bill sheet. To see what’s available simply go to the Manage Bill Templates option in the account menu, and edit one of your templates. If you haven’t …
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Legislative Trends in Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping

October 11, 2017 Sex & Drugs, Soapbox

  This is a guest post by Michael Jacobs, details in Author section below At this time, 29 states have enacted legislation concerning the legalization of either medical or recreational marijuana. With so many states enacting legislation, methods of ingesting cannabis that were previously left only to connoisseurs have become more popular among every-day consumers. …
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Scorecard Improvements 2017

September 15, 2017 How To, Tips and Tricks

As usual, we’ve been hard at work on improvements over the summer. The post is a quick list of all of the new features you might want to check out. First and foremost, we’ve finally gotten our issue solved regarding legislators that are out of office. So your scorecards from past years should now have …
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