On or about March 2, 2016 LexisNexis introduced a new tool called Legislative Outlook. According to Robert Ambrogi‘s Law Sites Blog “…two themes drove the development of Legislative Outlook:
- The use of data visualization to present information about a bill visually, so that a researcher can quickly glean where a bill is in the legislative process.
- The use predictive analytics to forecast how likely it is that a bill will move to the next stage of the legislative process….”
Further, according to LexisNexis the aforementioned is achieved via “…the Legislative Outlook forecasting and visuals display:
- The Legislative Outlook Gauge, which provides a high-level indicator of the probability that a bill will pass at the next stage;
- A Progress Bar timeline that gives you a visual representation of the status of a bill…”