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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.

BillTrack50 Basics: Seeing How Legislators Voted

July 29, 2017 How To, Tips and Tricks

Seeing how legislators overall, and individually, is easy on BillTrack50. After you have found the bill you are interested in and clicked on it, you’ll be looking a the bill detail page. The first thing you see is the summary information, which is a great place to start. But notice the other tabs; there is …
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What Engagement Looks Like to Us

July 29, 2017 Company News, Eye Candy

Here at BillTrack50, we like to keep an eye on our website traffic using Google Analytics, which surely comes as no surprise. Leading up to the election we had a big spike in traffic, to record levels for us. The day before the election is still the biggest day we’ve ever had.  Of course we …
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HB or SB? Here’s Why It Matters

July 27, 2017 Eye Candy

Do bills introduced in the upper chamber have a better chance of getting passed than bills originating in the lower chamber? The answer, as always, depends on which state you are looking at. Let’s take a look at the data, starting with where things stand with bills introduced in 2017 as of right now (the …
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Why You Should Be Concerned ISPs are Selling Your Browsing History

July 22, 2017 Internet & Tech

This is a guest post from Sandra. See the end of the post for more information about the author. The first seven months of the Trump presidency have been interesting, to say the least. With so much talk about the Russia investigation and the proposed health care reform bills, many have the impression this administration …
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The Battle for the Net — Day of Action July 12

July 7, 2017 Internet & Tech

BillTrack50 stands with Fight for the Future and so many others to protect our free and open Internet On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/. …
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Police Consent Decrees 101

June 28, 2017 Civil Rights, In the News, Politics

You may have been seeing in the news that The Department of Justice, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, wants a comprehensive review of the consent decrees the DoJ has made with police departments across the United States. This blog is usually devoted to current legislation, so this post will be a bit of a departure, as …
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What Has Trump Done Since Becoming President?

May 31, 2017 Soapbox

This is a guest post from Ana Borlescu The United States 2016 Presidential Election left America deeply divided in many ways. Despite the disagreements, however, no one can deny that the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has accomplished a variety of tasks. From a successful supreme court appointment to the number of …
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9 Unbelievably Great BillTrack50 Tips for Bloggers and Journalists

May 14, 2017 Company News, Tips and Tricks

At BillTrack50 our mission is to make it as easy as possible for people to find and share information about legislation. If you find yourself trying to track down specific bills, or wanting to look at trends across states or across time, we want to help. BillTrack50 is a great tool for researching current legislation …
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