Richmond Sunlight: Bill Tracking for the Masses!

The Virginia LIS (Legislative Information System) offers a “Lobbyist in a Box” option that folks/groups can use for tracking bills of interest as the Legislature works on them. Unfortunately, this is highly limited unless you happen to have piles of $$$ laying around unused, or have someone else footing the bill! If you sign up as an individual you can track up to 5 bills at a time for free. For $600 ($400 for state agencies) you can track all the bills you want and have multiple profiles and generate email notices and reports. I have neither so I don’t use it. I use RichmonSunlight instead! Why? Because it’s easy to use and more importantly, it is free!