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PA committee list has duplicate committees


NateV Dec 3, 2011 1:06 PM
Posted in group: Open State Project
When I ask for all of the committees in the PA legislature, I get a
number of duplicates. For example, the searching for all pa lower
house committees returns JSON that includes six different
appropriations committees.  Am I doing something wrong in my query, or
is the data incorrect?

Here's two of the appropriations committee listings I get.

{"level":"state","committee":"Appropriations","chamber":"lower","country":"us","updated_at":"2011-12-03
13:56:30","created_at":"2010-11-29
00:00:00","parent_id":"PAC000182","state":"pa","subcommittee":"Subcommittee
on Education","id":"PAC000182"},

{"level":"state","chamber":"lower","committee":"Appropriations","country":"us","updated_at":"2011-12-03
13:56:29","created_at":"2010-11-29
00:00:00","parent_id":null,"state":"pa","subcommittee":null,"id":"PAC000008","votesmart_id":"9741"}

It looks like they are identifying different parents and
subcommittees.  What's going on?

Thanks for your help,
-Nate