Measuring Legislative Behavior: An Exploration of

Latner, Michael; Dekhtyar, Alexander M.; Khosmood, Foaad; Angelini, Nicole; Voorhees, Andrew
California Journal of Politics and Policy, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2017)

The Digital Democracy platform developed at California Polytechnic State University,, is an open government platform that features a searchable database of California state legislative committee hearings and floor sessions, allowing the user to search content by keyword, topic, speaker or date. In this research note, we introduce the platform, summarize several measures of behavioral data, and encourage public feedback on what types of interactive features might be built into the platform in the near future.