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A POLICY TO LIKE

Social media policiesAlmost every state legislature or legislative caucus now uses some type of social media to highlight bills or actions on bills, to discuss policy issues or positions on issues, and to post photos or videos that highlight events with constituents or legislators’ daily activities. As their popularity and use spreads, more organizations are developing policies specifically to address the use of official social media accounts in the workplace. Do legislatures need to as well?

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LEGISLATIVE WEBCASTS

LegisBriefState legislatures are making it easier for citizens to listen to and watch them in action— from the comfort of their computers and mobile devices. Every legislature now offers live audio or video webcasts of floor sessions, and more committee sessions are going online; at least 37 states now stream select committee hearings.

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VIRTUAL VENUES

Virtual venues illustrationTech-savvy lawmakers across the country are gathering insight and ideas from constituents on a host of issues. But they’re not going door to door. They’re using online discussion groups and conducting virtual town halls using social media and other online tools. Digital town halls won’t replace traditional meetings or hearings, but these virtual venues are becoming increasingly popular and important.

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SOCIAL MEDIA SITES

YouTubeLegislative caucuses are embracing social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to communicate with constituents, and legislative agencies also increasingly have a presence in social media. On this web page, NCSL tracks legislative caucuses, chambers, agencies, committees and offices that actively use these tools.

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OVERVIEW | LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Legislative information technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and is providing citizens with enhanced access to the legislative process through the Internet and social media tools. Technology also can help legislatures to improve efficiency in internal operations.

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