Since the repeal of the Doggett amendment on the use of federal education stimulus dollars, $830 million has been rolling in to Texas schools. Use our interactive maps to see which districts benefited and which lost out under the money's new terms.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.
Members of Congress from Texas — and potential candidates for those offices — have raised more than $9 million in the first quarter of this year in advance of the 2012 federal elections, campaign records show.Full Story
Texas candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have raised more than $9 million in the first quarter of this year in advance of the 2012 federal elections. This interactive map visualizes campaign finances by congressional district during the first quarter of 2011.Full Story
The U.S. Census Bureau collected 2010 population totals for Texas counties, providing a snapshot of the adult populations of each county. With that data, we've built an interactive application to visualize Texas' voting age populations.Full Story
We’ve collected and annotated the contracts of the 10 highest-paid school chiefs, as well as of those who lead the state’s 10 largest districts, for a total of 14, so readers can view their pay in the context of retirement perks, performance incentives and benefits like monthly automobile and cellphone allowances.Full Story
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has released the first-ever Texas Public Higher Education Almanac, a compilation of pertinent data on every public four-year and two-year institution. Here, you can investigate the data on four-year institutions for yourself.Full Story
Visualize the health care and Medicaid cuts in the House version of the proposed 2012-13 state budget, by county and per capita, with data compiled by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
Use our app to see what hospitals would have to pay in taxes, and whether they'd come out ahead or behind in total revenue, if one version of a "quality assurance fee," or hospital tax, were on the books.Full Story
How much were Texas public university administrators paid in 2009-10? Check out our visualization, using data generously provided by the Chronicle of Higher Education.Full Story
These maps visualize the number of years members of the U.S. House of Representatives have served, with darker shades representing longer seniority.Full Story
Use our interactive to compare how much Medicaid paid individual hospitals in fiscal year 2009 for 17 common medical conditions and procedures.Full Story
State health officials hope they've reached a breakthrough in their effort to achieve two goals: expanding Medicaid managed care, and keeping a combined $1 billion in federal health care dollars flowing into Texas hospitals every year.Full Story
The U.S. Census Bureau collected 2010 population trend data for Texas political districts, separating out totals by race to enable the redrawing of district boundaries during the 2011 session of the state Legislature. This interactive map displays those totals in shades, with darker colors representing higher rates of total population growth overall and by residents of Hispanic origin.Full Story
We’ve pushed the first update of the New Year to our government salary database, which now includes data on more than 650,000 employees from more than 100 entities. This update refreshes the salaries of more than 20 public agencies and adds 13 new entities.Full Story
Texas' explosive growth during the past decade was fueled by a boom in its minority population, which accounted for 89 percent of the total increase in population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Full Story