This page describes variable meanings associated with the cosponsorship .csv data file for the 126th Maine State Legislature of 2013-2014, using data is obtained from the Maine State Legislature’s website.
The cosponsorship.csv data is fairly straightforward. Each row describes one “LD” (short for Legislative Document) bill before the 126th Maine State Legislature. Each column describes a member of the legislature. If legislator y has sponsored bill x, then cell (x,y) in the .csv file will equal 1. Otherwise, that cell will equal 0.
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