Sharing Important Bills: Examples for Inspiration

January 16, 2018 How To, Tips and Tricks

We created our bill list widget, map widget, stakeholder page, scorecard, and API hoping they would prove a useful way for people to share important legislation with their members or with the public. We have been delighted with the creative, effective, and even beautiful uses our customers have devised for using our tools. Some examples …
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Getting Started with BillTrack50

September 24, 2016 How To, Tips and Tricks

BillTrack50.com is a website for researching and sharing state and federal legislation. You can search for relevant bills, share them in various ways, and set up alerts to find out when new bills of interest are introduced. Searching and reading bills is free; saving searches and setting up alerts requires a subscription. Setting up your …
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A Slice of Life – January 2018

February 15, 2018 Slices of Life

The legislation this month started the year off with a bang. Ranging from some of the most contentiously debated topics to other incredibly important, less in the public eye topics, our trending bills this month clued us in on the legislative trends we will see throughout the year. Let’s dive in! NJ S1163 -This bill requires …
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#MeToo, Time’s Up and the Legislation Behind the Movement

February 15, 2018 Civil Rights, In the News, Social Issues

Sexual Harassment: It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” meaning unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. #MeToo: The hashtag which has provided an umbrella of solidarity for millions of people …
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Conscience and Religious Freedom

January 31, 2018 In the News, Social Issues

On January 18th, 2018, the Trump administration announced the addition of the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom to the Department of Health and Human Services. This division was created in order to”protect doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to take part in procedures like abortion or treat certain people because of moral …
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Important Notes About Getting Your Account Ready for 2018

January 8, 2018 How To, Tips and Tricks

 Welcome to 2018! We are delighted to help you track bills for another exciting year. This post is to explain some decisions you need to make about your bill sheets with regard to 2018. As always, if you want to discuss your options or would prefer I made these changes for you, just drop me …
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National Monuments, Our Lands and Finding a Balance (Monuments Pt 2)

January 7, 2018 In the News, Social Issues, The Earth

In recent months, the debate around national monuments has expanded to federal lands and monuments created on and within them. What are national monuments? Their function? The constitutionality of what presidents have been doing surrounding their designation? Legislation relating to their existence and their future? What are National Monuments? A national monument in the United States …
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A Slice of Life – The Year of 2017

January 7, 2018 Slices of Life

Wow, 2017 was quite the year here at BillTrack50. We always enjoy keeping an eye on what bills are being clicked on the most, and we have dedicated a year’s worth of slices of life to share these trends with you. We thought it would be fun to look back over all of the bills …
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BillTrack50 App new features: Watch List and Printing

January 4, 2018 How To, Tips and Tricks

If you haven’t gotten our free Apple app yet, why not? Here’s the link to grab it from the app store. Our first version of the app had features to look up your representatives, view upcoming elections, and search for bills. The newest update now allows you to save bills you want to follow to …
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