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What our legislators are up to October 22, 2009

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
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For some time now the Washington Post has had rss feeds of all vote activity for my congressional representatives. It’s not too easy to setup if you don’t know that XML can be used for rss feeds.

But I’d really love to see our local rag, the Providence Journal start a similar service. As it stands we have no way of knowing how our local critters vote unless we peruse the house journals that get posted occasionally. Of course they don’t make it easy. See here.

The above is from February 24th, 2009. A former co-worker of mine figured out how to scrape the info but the project was quashed by the legislature. What is more galling is that the vote tally system is all computerized. It’d be easy to pull out the info.

But this is RI, they don’t want us to know what they’re doing.

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