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Becca Aaronson

Becca Aaronson is the first-ever product manager at The Texas Tribune. She manages the Tribune's website redesign, coordinates cross-departmental projects and conducts user research to improve reader experience. She previously worked on the Tribune's data visuals team as a developer and project manager, contributing to several award-winning investigative projects. Becca joined the Tribune in 2010 as a journalist, and covered health care from 2012 to 2014, making waves with her coverage of women's health and the Wendy Davis abortion filibuster. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural theory from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

Recent Contributions

See the Decline in Texas Abortion Clinics

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Texas' strict abortion regulations on Tuesday. See how the number of licensed abortion facilities in Texas has fallen since those rules took effect.

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After the Rain, How Full Are Texas Reservoirs?

After years of drought, heavy rain across the state has finally refilled many Texas reservoirs. Check out the Tribune's Reservoir App to see where the drought has receded, and which Texas communities' reservoirs are still parched.

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Graphic by Emily Albracht

Texas Legislative Guide: Cutting Margins Taxes

The House on Tuesday took up legislation on cutting the business franchise tax, also known as the margins tax. Learn more about the issue at hand in the Tribune's Texas Legislative Guide. And watch the action in the House and Senate using our livestream.

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Illustration by Emily Albracht and Todd Wiseman

A Look at How House, Senate Budgets Compare

This week, the House and the Senate named the members of a conference committee that will resolve the differences between the two chambers' budget plans. Here’s a look at how the two proposals compare, with details on some areas where the plans diverge.

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Graphic by Michael Stravato / Becca Aaronson

Map: Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Providers

The Senate's proposed changes to the state's breast and cervical cancer screening program — intended to cut funding for Planned Parenthood clinics — could hit low-income women in rural and West Texas hardest. Use our map to see how.

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Reintroducing the Texas Legislative Guide

We've given your go-to resource for the 84th legislative session a new look. With easier navigation, larger videos and a better mobile experience, the Texas Legislative Guide is the best place to learn more about the session.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Texas Hospitals Explorer Gets an Update

We’ve revamped our Hospitals Explorer, using the most recent Medicare data analyzed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Use our updated tool to learn more about the quality of care available at Texas hospitals that reported Medicare data.

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Jerod Foster

Texas Bearing Brunt of Drop in Oil Drilling

After months of plummeting oil prices, nightmares about idled drilling rigs have become reality, hitting Texas the hardest. See how many rigs the state has lost in recent months.

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Caleb Bryant Miller

TxDOT Spends Millions in Tuition Reimbursements

The Texas Department of Transportation has spent about $10.6 million in education costs since 2002, nearly half what state agencies have spent in total on tuition reimbursements and other educational programs. Check out our breakdown.

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Introducing the Texas Legislative Guide

Adding to our robust suite of Texas legislative tools, we've rolled out our Texas Legislative Guide — complete with an upgraded bill tracker and curated lists of the must-watch issues of the session across nearly a dozen different policy areas.

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