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Announcing the AmLegal Decoder: A Free Tool to Publish Laws Seamlessly Online in Ridiculously Useful Open Data Formats

Benefits of “Decoded Law” Now Available to Residents of All 2,000 American Legal Cities   CINCINNATI, OH / WASHINGTON, DC—The American Legal Publishing Corporation and The OpenGov Foundation today announced the creation of the AmLegal Decoder, a new tool that seamlessly transforms hard-to-use municipal laws and legal codes into modern, restriction-free and user-friendly open data accessible via the […]

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Scholarships for S.F. college students’ ideas to change laws

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Visit the San Francisco Chronicle for the full story. Starting Monday, San Francisco college students will have a chance to win one of five $1,000 scholarships and to see one of their bright ideas turned into city law. Supervisor Mark Farrell is sponsoring a contest, “Reimagine SF,” that asks college students to sift through San Francisco’s city […]

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Supervisor Farrell and The OpenGov Foundation Launch the ReimagineSF Scholarship

  ReimagineSF is a scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students at all participating education institutions within San Francisco     For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014 Media Contact: – Jess Montejano, Legislative Aide, District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, 415-554-7752, Jess.Montejano@sfgov.org – Seamus Kraft, Executive Director, OpenGov Foundation, 760-659-0631, seamus@opengovfoundation.org   SAN FRANCISCO – Today, […]

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D.C. Takes an Open Data Approach to Muni Code

Visit GovTech’s site for the full article. Knowledge of the law may be a fundamental requirement for citizens in the United States, but this doesn’t always equal easy access to municipal codes for citizens.  The OpenGov Foundation, a non-profit group supporting government transparency, is trying to change that. The foundation today announced the launch of […]

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OpenGov Foundation & Washington, DC Office of Open Government Launch DCDecoded.org

Our Nation’s Capital Becomes America’s 5th ‘Open Law’ City with New Online Platform that Makes the District’s Laws Accessible and User-Friendly for All WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) – The non-partisan, non-profit OpenGov Foundation and the Washington, D.C. Board of Ethics and Accountability’s Office of Open Government today announced the launch of DCdecoded.org, a free […]

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CivSource on the Launch of AmericaDecoded.org

Visit CivSource for the full story. OpenGov Foundation Launches AmericaDecoded.org March 11, 2014 · by Bailey McCann The OpenGov Foundation is out with a new project designed to open up city and state statutes – AmericaDecoded.org. Through this new website, citizens, stakeholders and public servants can access, explore and use the municipal laws and legal […]

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America’s Free, Online “Open Law” Library

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The America Decoded network helps break down the frustrating barriers that exist between everyday Americans and the most important public information in any city or state – the law itself – by harnessing the latest in website design and open data standards, providing all the expensive tools lawyers use at $0 cost.

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