Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Own an iPhone?

Then you can have easier access to the Kentucky General Assembly. See below.

LRC makes legislative info iPhone-friendly

FRANKFORT – Kentuckians with iPhones will now find it easier than ever to remain connected to the Kentucky State Capitol.

The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) has unveiled an iPhone-friendly way for people to have ready access to information about lawmakers, legislation moving through the General Assembly and legislative news. With one touch on their home screen, iPhone users can pull up key features of the Kentucky Legislature Home Page that have been formatted specifically for their phones.

“We’re always looking for ways to keep people connected to the Kentucky General Assembly,” said LRC Director Robert Sherman. “This is another way for citizens to have easy access to up-to-date information about the Legislature whenever they want. The better-connected people are to the State Capitol, the more likely they are to provide the informed feedback that lawmakers depend on to serve our state.”

To begin using the new feature with an iPhone, go online to www.lrc.ky.gov/isite/index.html. Click on the “+” sign at the bottom of your iPhone’s home screen and choose “Add to home screen.” The LRC seal that will appear on your home screen will allow you to instantly connect to a wealth of legislative information, including the General Assembly’s daily calendar.

Users of the LRC’s iPhone feature can use it to connect to all the resources available on the Kentucky Legislature Home Page. The Web site is updated daily to indicate each bill’s status in the legislative process and how each lawmaker voted on legislation. Bill summaries, amendments and resolutions and also available on the site.