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Online ‘Legislative Explorer’ uses big data to track decades of lawmaking

By Peter Kelley

April 25, 2014

University of Washington political scientist John Wilkerson has matched data visualization with the study of lawmaking to create a new online tool for researchers and students called the Legislative Explorer. Think of it as big data meeting up with How a Bill Becomes a Law. “The goal was to get beyond the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ narrative…

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