Recently the famed government website, Thomas.gov, released a set of enhancements that make it more web 2.0 friendly. Like all users of the net I welcome the updates and look forward to further changes. Unfortunately it still lacks the ONE feature for which I’ve been wishing: tracking. RSS, e-mail, text message, carrier pigeon, or some kind of update to a single bill is still not available. Luckily websites like GovTrack.us and The New York Times provide this simple feature.
While, the list of available Thomas RSS feeds includes resources aplenty, the complaint remains. California has a simple website for legislative information and codes. One can easily subscribe to legislative updates via e-mail. For example, cuss free week (ACR 112), displays links at the bottom to subscribe to updates and even contact the bill’s author, Assembly Member Portantino. Am I missing something or am I asking too much from Thomas.gov?