The state’s 2017 legislative session will be dominated by discussion related to the budget. But what other topics do Connecticut’s legislators spend time on?
The state’s website, cga.ct.gov, has many useful tools for tracking and reading bills, including a tool to browse bills by subject. However, that tool includes too many specific subjects to get a big-picture view of how the bills break down by subject.
We opted to use the Open States project data, which compiles data on state legislation across the U.S. The foundation defines a manageable number of subjects, so we used those subjects to create our expandable chart.