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What's that blue pulse icon next to the "Track" button?

Quickly and easily identify bills that have the greatest chance of coming up for a vote by the end of session.

What do we mean by "momentum"?

To help you sift through the thousands of bills being introduced during a legislative session, we've developed an experimental way to identify those bills that will be most relevant to your public policy work: the momentum indicator.

Using machine learning methods, we're marking bills with potential momentum if we believe they will be put up for a vote by the end of a session.

How can I tell which bills have momentum?

Bills with potential momentum will have a pulse icon next to the "Track" button on its bill card and its Bill Detail page. NOTE: You will NOT see the pulse icon within the table view of Plurals homepage even if you are viewing momentum bills.


Filter for search results with momentum

You can filter your search results to show only bills with potential momentum. To do this:

  1. Click on the filter icon in the search bar to open up the advanced search filters

  2. Turn the "Show Only Momentum Bills" toggle on

How does Plural generate momentum indicators?

To come up with these indicators, we started by examining historical data from previous legislative sessions. This included which bills went up for a passage vote in one or more chambers, the actions on those bills, and whether those bills were signed by executives.

We then used this information to train a machine learning model to find patterns and make predictions about which bills in the current session would be most likely to come up for a vote. By the end of this process, we had a predictive machine learning system that identified bills with potential momentum.

Who are these momentum indicators for?

We hope that all Plural users find these momentum indicators valuable, though two groups might find them particularly helpful:

  1. People whose work involves tracking large numbers of bills, and who would benefit from an intelligent way of narrowing down the set of bills they have to cover.

  2. People who are responsible for flagging bills of interest for their organization but who may not be policy experts themselves, and are looking for an additional signal for which bills to look out for.

Which jurisdictions have momentum indicators?

We are currently identifying bills with potential momentum in the following 24 jurisdictions:

  • Alabama

  • Arkansas

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Delaware

  • Illinois

  • Louisiana

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Montana

  • Nebraska

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Oregon

  • Pennsylvania

  • South Carolina

  • Utah

  • Vermont

  • Virginia

  • Washington

  • Wisconsin

  • West Virginia

  • Wyoming

Momentum indicators are an experimental feature that we are continually working on to improve, and we hope to expand coverage to all jurisdictions soon.

We welcome your feedback and questions!

As new data come in, we are continuing to tweak our model and push it toward more accurate results. Understanding how helpful these momentum indicators are for you is an integral part of that process. If you have any feedback or questions, please let us know at support@pluralpolicy.com

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