Separate the policy signal from the noise

There are over 130,000 bills and 50,000 dockets that are introduced every year. PowerSuite Trending can help identify the few important issues that are worth tracking.

Look for a blue upward trending arrow

When you see a blue "upward arrow" anywhere in PowerSuite, that means what you are looking at is "trending". Like youtube or twitter "trending", this is an indication that something is particularly popular or recently active, but in this case for policy issues.

View all trending policy with one click

From the bill or docket search view, select the "Trending" tab to quickly see all of the trending bills or dockets. Search within the Trending tab to limit all of your searches to only the trending results.

Filter and sort using the trending score

Any search can be filtered or sorted using the trending score.

Filtering

Using the "limit to" filter, you can limit your results from any search to only show the results that are currently trending.

Sorting

Use the "Sort By" menu to sort your results from the most trending to the least or the least trending to the most.

Trending score calculation

Bills and dockets can have a trending score between 0-100. A score greater than 0 means that the issue is "trending". The score is calculated based on three factors:

  1. Popularity: The volume of anonymous interactions (favorites, clicks, etc.) observed on PowerSuite for a given bill or docket
  2. Activity: The volume of activity observed for a given bill or docket relative to the average. For example, the number of actions on a bill or the number of filings submitted for a docket.
  3. Recency: How recently has the change in the Popularity or Activity occurred. Over one month? One day? The last 90 days?
  • Example: A bill that has been favorited 10 times in the last week will have a higher trending score than a bill that has been favorited 10 times in the last month.
  • Example: A docket that has been favorited 10 times in the last month and has 50 new filings in the last week will have a higher trending score than a docket that has been favorited 10 times in the last month and has 50 new filings in the last 90 days.

You can also hover your cursor over the blue arrow to see a more detailed explanation of a particular score:

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