The candidates have filed for the 2014 elections, and our election brackets — an idea lifted from the NCAA's March Madness basketball brackets — are back. We'll update these as officials from the state and large-county parties update their own lists.Full Story
Ryan Murphy plays a role in developing the Tribune's collection of data interactives (with a focus on mapping), conducts data analysis and currently maintains and updates the government employee salary database. Ryan graduated in 2010 with a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as the web editor for The Daily Texan.
Nearly four-fifths of the candidates currently vying for statewide office either did not respond to a Texas Tribune request to release their tax returns or declined to provide them.
Using data from the Texas Water Development Board's reservoir status tracker, our auto-updating map visualizes the current state of Texas reservoirs.Full Story
Use this interactive to see which Texas counties have the highest rates of child poverty and unemployment, and to see which counties have the highest raw numbers of children in poverty or people who are unemployed.Full Story
Nearly 30,000 Texans were among more than 610,000 Americans who were homeless this year. But Texas was among the states with the largest decreases in the homeless population.
A U.S. Census Bureau report released this month analyzes median home values over three-year periods. Use this interactive to explore the changes in Texas home values.Full Story
Check out our interactive, county-by-county map of voter turnout and results on the creation of a new water fund from the state's Rainy Day Fund.Full Story
We've updated our pencil brackets — an unofficial listing of candidates' intentions for the next election year — to indicate who has officially filed to run in 2014.Full Story
Use our interactive map to check out the correlation between the success of the water ballot measure and the severity of drought conditions around the state.
Texans approved nine amendments to the state Constitution on Tuesday. Use our map to see how they voted. The results and the map will be constantly updated with election returns.Full Story
Well over half of the money raised so far by the Water Texas PAC came from heavy contractors, Dow Chemical Co. and Energy Future Holdings/Luminant. Use our analyzer to take a closer look at the donors.Full Story
Beginning in 2014, most Texans will be required to carry health insurance under Obamacare. Use this interactive to determine what types of rates and plans are available to individuals in the federal marketplace.Full Story
Use our interactive to see how Texas and its most populous areas compare on several U.S. Census metrics — from poverty levels to rates of the uninsured — according to the 2012 American Community Survey.
Texas will enact new abortion regulations in October. Use this interactive to look up the most recent state inspection records for abortion facilities and see how many abortion facilities have closed since January.Full Story
We’ve updated our campaign finance analyzer to cover all of the contributions to statewide officeholders and candidates during the three special sessions this summer.Full Story