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Ever hear something about Texas politics or public policy and wonder what it is? Ask Texplainer.
Today the campaigns file reports itemizing their donations and expenditures.
Did the University of Texas' deep-pocketed football boosters stay loyal to Kay Bailey Hutchison, an alumna, or support the Aggie in the governor's race, Rick Perry?
We have 10 years and more than $350 million in Texas campaign expenditures available for search and download. Find your own stories.
Is NYC bigger than Texas when it comes to releasing government records?
A rundown of the data we've published so far — and a look ahead.
Writing about congressional travel required days of tedious work because the information isn't easily accessible.
Data: Make it available. Make it usable. Make it meaningful. Share.
How we built the red-light camera app. Download the data and build your own — or embed ours as an iframe.
What are state and local governments in Texas doing to make raw data available to the public? Not much.
How many people could you feed with $2.7 million?
Most agencies release their data with little hassle. Not the Dallas Area Rapid Transit agency.
With some notable exceptions, few political donors cut checks to both candidates.
Farouk Shami donated $4,800 to Bill White's senate campaign. Now the money could be used against him in the govenor's race.
We've added Texas A&M to our payroll database, so now you can compare both coaches' salaries. Let's hope next week's game isn't so lopsided.