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We've updated our most popular data feature, the Government Employee Salaries database. With this update, we begin a new and better process that will help keep you abreast of the latest salary changes.
Texas received an "A" in government transparency from the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation. Texas picked up the most points for providing an easy way to collect data on filed bills during legislative sessions via a data feed.
The state auditor's office on Friday released a report that breaks down the salaries of state agency executives in an effort to assess the current salary landscape at the executive level and identify pay disparities. Here's what it found.
All those campaign ads weren't cheap. The Republican race to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has drawn more than $45 million in spending. Outside groups contributed heavily to the final tally.
According to demographic data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, 55.2 percent of Texas' 2011 population was of a race other than non-Hispanic white, making it one of five "minority-majority" states in the nation.
Texas "bundlers" have raised at least $5.7 million for President Obama's re-election effort, according to the list released by the campaign. And 13 new bundlers joined during the first quarter of this year, including nine from Houston.
Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has released his tax returns for 2008 through 2010, following the lead of his fellow Republican U.S. Senate candidates. Leppert reported an adjusted gross income of $443,000 in 2010, along with $95,856 in total taxes.