Use our data visualizations to see how Gov. Rick Perry has financially performed so far in his first political effort at the national level, and compare his efforts with the other Republican candidates and with President Obama.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.
When lawmakers slashed family planning funding earlier this year, their intent was to target Planned Parenthood. It worked. The organization has closed nine clinics statewide, including four in impoverished Hidalgo County.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry today submitted his third quarter campaign finance report to the Federal Election Commission, reporting that his PAC, RickPerry.org Inc, raised $17 million from August 1 to September 30.Full Story
Our latest Census 2010 interactive visualizes data released by the United States Census Bureau in Summary File 1. It's a more detailed view that shows a broad range of information, from the average number of children living in an area, to a breakdown of household types.Full Story
Following allegations about a racial slur on land his family leased for hunting, Gov. Rick Perry’s critics are dissecting his history with race — from his early campaign ads to his defense of Confederate symbols.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry vehemently opposes forcing Americans to carry health insurance — yet his home state leads the nation in the size of its uninsured population and ranks near the bottom on almost every measure of coverage.Full Story
We'll be liveblogging throughout the weekend from the Texas Tribune Festival's energy and environment track — which includes panels on the coming crisis over water, big oil and national security, and whether green energy is an oxymoron.Full Story
Use our interactive to see how Texas has divided $42 million since 1992 to compensate 74 exonerated prisoners, how much time they spent in prison, and how much total per fiscal year the state has paid out.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry headed into his third Republican presidential debate with a lot to prove. He left with a mixed bag.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, who once scored big on land deals, gave up much of the profits on Wall Street and no longer directly owns any land or even a house, new disclosures indicate. The modest holdings are a big contrast to those of his wealthy rival Mitt Romney.
General elections in Texas will be less competitive than ever under the redistricting maps approved by the Legislature earlier this year. The political threats to incumbents, if any, will come in primaries and not in general elections.Full Story
From West Texas to the suburbs of Houston a number of schools are moving toward “abstinence-plus” education at the urging of health advisory committees made up of community members. To get a sense for which parts of the state have the most teen pregnancies, use our map to view the birth rate for girls ages 13 to 17 in 2009 by county.Full Story
Lots of things affect election outcomes. Candidates. Money. Issues. Surprises. But some of the results are wired into district maps, through redistricting. Here's our charting of the political atmosphere — Republican or Democratic — in each of the House, Senate and congressional districts drawn by the Legislature this year.Full Story
This morning we've posted a 2011 update to our government employee salary database, which now includes 140 entities and salary data for more than 664,000 public employees.Full Story