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
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.
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
When Gov. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail Thursday, he took his considerable fundraising muscle with him. His departure frees up his federal campaign coffers and the support of the Super PAC that backed Perry.Full Story
From debates and campaign stops to TV ads and parodies, here’s an interactive look at the rise and fall of Rick Perry’s presidential bid and his corresponding placement in the polls.Full Story
Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be near the end of the biggest race in his political career. Check the latest updates to our PerryTracker map. Within a 14-month span, Perry has made 220 appearances outside the Lone Star State.Full Story
Thirty-five years ago today, the state of Utah restarted the death penalty in the United States when Gary Gilmore was executed. Texas followed suit in 1982 and since then has executed 477 men and women, more than any other state.
Some of our most popular data apps deserve a new year's makeover. The Tribune's original Census 2010 population viewer has been updated with new functions that make it faster and easier to use. Explore U.S. Census Bureau population data with our improved county-by-county maps.Full Story
As it has since the Trib's launch in 2009, data continued to reign supreme on the site in 2011. Today, we take a look at the 10 most-visited data apps since Jan. 1.Full Story
In Texas, where mental health professionals are already hard to come by, another issue has exacerbated the situation in the state's growing minority populations: finding treatment providers who understand the communities' cultural and language differences.Full Story