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TexLege

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iPhone / iPad
Genres:
  • Business
  • Reference
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** TexLege currently covers the 84th legislative session. **

What is TexLege? - (Besides just a nickname for The Texas Legislature)

It's handy reference guide for visitors, voters, contributors, lobbyists, interest groups, politicians (and their staff), i.e. anyone in, around, or interested in the Texas Capitol and the politics within.

TexLege provides a fully searchable directory of legislators, their district offices, phone numbers, email addresses, web sites, campaign financing details, biographical links, twitter addresses, and Capitol office locations

Exclusive to TexLege – Unlike every other Congressional or state legislative mobile application in existence, TexLege includes a historical partisanship index to evaluate and compare the level of partisanship for individual Texas House Representatives and Senators over time. The roll call vote index originates from my doctoral dissertation and uses dimensional scaling analysis, from hundreds of thousands of record votes taken on the chamber floor over two decades.

TexLege also includes natively drawn district map overlays in a fully interactive built-in map. Want to know who your representatives are right this second? TexLege can (with your permission) use your geographic location to definitively show the boundaries of the legislative districts and their members. Not good enough? Tap and hold your finger anywhere on the map of Texas to bring up the appropriate districts.

TexLege has a full directory of committees and their membership appointments, average partisanship of the members, with phone numbers and web links for meeting schedules and bills under consideration.

Also, TexLege provides an interactive, searchable calendar to find and explore upcoming committee meetings. You can also add these meetings to iOS Calendars.

Finally, it has pre-installed zoomable/scrollable maps of the complex, the extension wings, and the surrounding area, along with points of interest and a wheelchair accessibility guide.

If you have suggestions, support requests, or simply need more information, please contact me at TexLege.com.