WashingtonWatch, a site we wrote about last year, breaks down the costs behind proposed U.S. federal legislation and regulation, and then asks your direct feedback in the form of comments and a simple yes/no poll. I find it fascinating to see the average cost per family of some of the proposed legislation.
The site previously solicited user feedback from straw polls and comments. They’ve now turned it into a wiki as well, so Bill summaries can be user edited. I expect lobbyists, lawyers and congressional staff will get heavily involved in spinning legislation according to their own agendas, and we’ll soon see the beginning of a Washinton D.C. version of Wikipedia wars. This should be fun.