Public schools in Texas employ about 25,000 less employees than they did at this time last year. Use this interactive to see what happened in your school district.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.
We finally have political maps. The three court-issued redistricting maps (House, Senate and Congress) and the State Board of Education map drawn up by the 82nd Legislature are in place for the 2012 Texas primaries on May 29. Use our interactive to see which district you live in now.Full Story
Use our college completion data app to compare the state's 38 public four-year universities on a range of factors, from four- and six-year graduation rates to tuition and fees to degrees awarded.Full Story
The number of family-planning contractors statewide continues to drop in the face of dwindling state funds. Use this interactive map to see which family-planning clinics received funding in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Using 2010 census data, this interactive shows which neighborhoods are clearly defined by a racial majority and where racial groups are moving in or out across Texas cities.Full Story
Use this interactive to check out the breakdown of the population by age group across Texas cities using updated information from the U.S. Census Bureau.Full Story
Use our news application to search federal campaign donations to U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in 2011 and see who has financially supported his 2012 presidential bid.Full Story
Use our news application to search federal campaign expenditures by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in 2011 and see where his campaign has spent its money in his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.Full Story
Using updated information provided by the Texas Ethics Commission, we have added data from the second half of 2011 to our campaign finance database, making our most comprehensive campaign finance database even better.Full Story
Use our news application to search federal campaign expenditures made by Rick Perry's presidential campaign in 2011 and see how the governor has spent his money at the beginning of his first national political race and in the buildup to the Iowa caucuses.Full Story
With last week's release of year-end presidential contribution data, it's time for an updated ZIP code donor application, which allows readers to explore where each major candidate received support across the state in 2011.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign turned out to be a spectacular flop, but that doesn’t mean everyone walked home empty-handed. Perry forked over $16 million to the body politic between Aug. 15 and Dec. 31.Full Story
One by one, the candidates for U.S. Senate are releasing their tax returns, some going all the way back to 2006. Use our interactive to compare candidates' incomes, taxes paid and charitable donations, or to take a closer look at the documents.Full Story
Mere minutes before the campaign finance filing deadline, Ron Paul reported raising $13.3 million for his presidential bid in the fourth quarter of 2011, an amount larger than his previous three quarter's contributions combined.Full Story