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News App: Search 30-Day Report Contributors by Filer

On April 30, which was 30 days ahead of Texas' May 29 primaries, participating candidates were required to file reports that represent all campaign-finance efforts leading up to the election. We have pulled all contribution data for filers between Jan. 1 and April 30 and made it searchable here. 

"Forward Commitment" Low-Income Housing Map

Use our interactive map to view the roughly 70 low-income housing projects that bypassed the state's point system and got board-approved for coveted tax credit subsidies over the last decade — subsidies worth a combined $660 million.


Data App: Texas Reservoir Levels

The historic Texas drought caused statewide worries over potential water shortages when reservoir levels fell dramatically. Our interactive data app allows you to check the current status of the state's reservoirs. 

Interactive: Primary Care Workforce Shortages 2001-2011

If the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, Texas may see a surge in newly insured patients seeking primary care. As this interactive of primary-care workforce shortages from 2001 to 2011 shows, the number of physicians in your county isn't likely to keep up with demand.

Perry All Clear to Create Super PAC, Bring Funds Home

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Gov. Rick Perry and his now dormant presidential campaign committee, RickPerry.org Inc., are in the clear to create a new PAC or Super PAC with the remaining primary funds or to funnel those contributions to Perry’s Texas committee.