Development Plans Slated for Innovative Line of Information Services

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Development Plans Slated for Innovative Line of Information Services

Legislative Information Network Corporation (LINC), an Austin-based firm, has announced plans to develop and market answer-oriented information services designed to enable businesses, organizations and professionals to stay current with the ever-changing legislative and regulatory fronts in any state in the nation. The cornerstone of this effort will be a single, comprehensive database and information retrieval system comprised of the full-text of all bills, amendments, resolutions, committee votes, floor votes and the like from the legislatures in all 50 states. LINC's system will obtain, monitor, merge, correlate and compare all existing and proposed state law, legislation, regulations and key demographic statistics on a single or multi-state basis. LINC will offer the opportunity for customers to have every proposal under consideration by state legislatures and regulatory agencies electronically tracked according to their concerns. The system will also permit cross referencing of proposed laws and regulations and compare these proposals with existing and/or proposed changes in other states.

"State government shapes the world we live in. From economic development to gun control to taxation, legislation and regulations can have far-reaching effects," said Stephen N. Lisson, CEO. "LINC will provide businesses, professionals, government agencies and associations with a powerful tool - the equivalent of legions of staff reading every line of every bill every day."

LINC's entry into the estimated $21 billion information-vending industry is a response to two key factors. The first is the endless array of proposed laws and rules being considered by state legislatures and agencies. These government actions can materially affect the operations of businesses, organizations and governmental entities, not to mention a company's bottom line. The second factor LINC is responding to is the lack of a single, comprehensive, timely source of information regarding legislative and regulatory changes. …