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News App: Government Salaries Explorer

Our new Government Salaries Explorer reimagines our flagship salary database app. Use the explorer to review the compensation of hundreds of thousands of state and municipal employees in Texas. We will update and expand this database periodically.

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This video provides a look at the Texas execution chamber inside the Huntsville Unit. The images were provided to The Texas Tribune by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice because news photographers are not allowed inside.


Timeline: A History of Lethal Drug Use in Texas

Texas used a three-drug lethal injection cocktail for nearly three decades. But since 2011, a dwindling drug supply has forced Texas and other states to find other drugs to administer the death penalty. 

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