A Slice of Life, January 2017

01.31.17

So, we thought the last “A Slice of Life” post was so interesting, it’s now going to be a monthly post! Each month we will present a selection of the bills that were “trending”, meaning bills that have had the most clicks on BillTrack50 over the past month. Join us at the end of every …
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BillTrack50 Webinar Schedule for Nov 2016 – Jan 2017

11.22.16

We have a pretty aggressive webinar schedule for the end of the year. Please sign up if any of these would be helpful to you: New User Orientation https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6152391359334097924 (10:00 am EST Dec 14 or 3:00 pm EST Dec 21 or 10:00 am EST Jan 19) (On demand video) Existing Users: Getting Your Account Ready …
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BillTrack50 API 2.0 for Retrieving Your Bills and Comments and Scores

07.07.16

I’m sure you love our maps and widgets, stakeholder pages and scorecards as much as we do. But perhaps you’d like to build your own custom display, especially of scorecard data. We’re happy to announce with our new API 2.0. In addition to our web application, BillTrack50 allows remote access to data to subscribing members through …
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New Vote Breakdown Political Eye Candy

07.06.16

Wouldn’t it be great to have a snazzy graphic for each and every vote a state legislature takes, so you can quickly assess what’s just gone down? Well dream no more! We have added a new vote summary graphic to our vote detail window. Here’s how it works. When you look a bill on BillTrack50 …
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New Custom Column Functionality – More, More, and Better

06.12.16

When reviewing a bill, you may find you’d like to make some notes for yourself, or add some comments you’d like to share with others. BillTrack50 allows you to make both private and public comments on your bill sheets by adding columns via our template manager. Based on customer comments and requests, we’ve just expanded this functionality substantially. …
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HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION TRACKING SOFTWARE MAKES KEEPING CURRENT QUICK AND EASY

02.29.16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Emily Welch emily@interlinegroup.com 847-358-6884 HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION TRACKING SOFTWARE MAKES KEEPING CURRENT QUICK AND EASY Palatine, IL – Healthcare professionals finding themselves drowning in ongoing, changing legislation that affects their facilities and jobs can now stay current with an easy-to-use legislation software tool. Called BillTrack50, the software tool is represented by …
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MAPPING TOOL MAKES IT EASY FOR NEWS ORGANIZATIONS TO VISUALLY SHOW STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS IN REAL TIME

02.12.16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Emily Welch emily@interlinegroup.com 847-358-6884 MAPPING TOOL MAKES IT EASY FOR NEWS ORGANIZATIONS TO VISUALLY SHOW STATE LEGISLATIVE BILLS IN REAL TIME Palatine, IL — A free mapping tool for news organizations enables reporters to quickly and visually show legislation at the state level for issues important to the communities they …
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Marketing Representatives LLC to Represent BillTrack50, the New Standard for Tracking Legislation

02.11.16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Emily Welch emily@interlinegroup.com 847-358-6884 Marketing Representatives LLC to Represent BillTrack50, the New Standard for Tracking Legislation Palatine, IL — Marketing Representatives LLC (MRL) is proud to represent BillTrack50, the online tool for individuals and organizations to monitor and track state legislation. This powerful platform is a must for those who …
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Join Us for BillTrack50 Advanced Features Webinar – Be A Power User!

02.10.16

This half hour webinar will walk you through all the little buttons and check boxes you haven’t noticed to help you get the most from your BillTrack50 subscription. We will cover, among other things, advanced query techniques, the copy columns feature, combining bill sheets, fine tuning your templates, advanced scorecard options, and user management. This …
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Lots of little things for 2016

02.05.16

We here at BilTrack50 love hearing ideas and feedback from our customers. Based on your ideas we build things like our snazzy new map widget. But there’s also a lot of little improvements we are constantly making to the site. This blog post is a round up of the smaller improvements we added so far …
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New Map Widget

01.13.16

Tracking bills across the country? Want to give people a way to see how many bills there are about your subject, in what states? Care about engaging your members and informing them about the national landscape? Our new map widget feature is just what you’ve been waiting for. Check out this example about distracted driving …
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Check out our Jan 2016 webinar schedule – BillTrack50 Pro basics

01.12.16

These interactive, half hour webinars are designed to introduce you to BillTrack50’s paid tools. Each webinar will cover the same material, so just choose the one most convenient to your schedule. The schedule is as follows: Thu, Jan 21, 2016 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST (click to register) Tue, Jan 26, 2016 2:00 PM …
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Top Legislative Topics for 2016

11.18.15

Wih a dysfunctional Congress, state legislatures are where big policy issues are being debated and passed. That does not look like it will change in 2016. States will continue to tackle the big issues in healthcare, the environment, the economy and many leading social issues. What do I think will be the top legislative issues …
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New Feature Tour – Nov and Dec Webinars – schedule and links

11.18.15

BillTrack50 New Features Tour 1 & 2 & 3 Nov 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST Dec 03, 2015 at 3:00 PM EST Dec 08, 2015 at 9:00 AM EST (all webinars will cover the same material) Register now! We will take a quick tour of the biggest new features that were added to BillTrack50 in …
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New Feature – Color Code your Widgets

10.17.15

We’ve always offered bill widgets for you to add to your webpages and blog posts to help keep your readers informed with up to date legislation information. Now we’ve added a way for you to color code your widgets to share which bills you support and which you oppose. You may recall we recently added …
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New Feature: Bill Hearing Schedule

09.23.15

We are pleased to announce our last big improvement from the summer months: bill hearing schedules. You can now see if any of your important bills have a hearing coming up in one convenient place, our new Event Schedule tab. (Note: the Event Schedule tab will only appear if you have set up events to …
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New, Free Legislative Mapping Tool for Journalists Tracks Legislation Across Country, Providing a Visual Graphic to Share with Audiences.

08.28.15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New, Free Legislative Mapping Tool for Journalists Tracks Legislation Across Country, Providing a Visual Graphic to Share with Audiences. DENVER, CO – LegiNation, the creators of BillTrack50, an online Federal and State legislative and regulatory tracking service known for innovative sharing tools, has introduced a new, free legislative mapping feature especially designed …
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Make your own political eye candy with BillMap50

08.26.15

Have we got a treat for you! Eye candy for all! We are thrilled to announce BillMap50, a great new tool where you can create a heat map of how many bills each state has on any given topic. You can then make graphics to share on social media or embed in web pages or …
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New Feature: Copy Comments

08.05.15

After you save a search in BillTrack50 you get what we call a Bill Sheet. Bill Sheets have various awesome features, such as the plus button. If you want to copy a bill from one bill sheet to another, just use the plus. You can use the plus to cherry pick bills to a hot …
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New Scorecard features – override bill name and legislator summary

07.22.15

We are excited to announce two new features based on customer demand. Some states do a nice job naming their bills, some not so much. Sometimes your bill will have a title that simply isn’t descriptive, or is way to long or way to short, or is flat out confusing. So we’ve added a way …
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