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Dan Hill

Dan Hill builds data interactives and maintains the massive Tribune government salaries database. He grew up in Sacramento, studied journalism and computer science at Northwestern University, and contributed to data projects as an intern at The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. In his (limited) spare time, Dan enjoys attending bluegrass jams and playing third base for the Tribune softball team.

Recent Contributions

Illustration by Anneke Paterson / Todd Wiseman

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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Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Dan HIll

Interactive: Gender Wage Gaps in State Agencies

At dozens of Texas state agencies, male workers are better compensated than female workers, on average. Use our interactive to compare compensation by gender at state agencies with at least 100 employees, excluding universities.

 

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Interactive: County Jail Spending on Detained Immigrants

A state law passed in 2011 requires Texas jails to report monthly estimates of the cost of housing undocumented immigrants. Use this interactive to see how many immigrants jails across Texas housed and how much the jails spent. 

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Dan Hill

News App: Higher Ed Outcomes Explorer

Each year, some 300,000 students begin eighth grade in a Texas public school. Use this app to track the educational milestones of every student who started eighth grade in a Texas public school between 1996 and 2001, broken down by region and county. 

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Interactive: Child Poverty by Texas County

Use this interactive to see which Texas counties have the highest rates of child poverty and unemployment, and to see which counties have the highest raw numbers of children in poverty or people who are unemployed. 

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Dan Hill

Interactive: The Cost of Jailing Undocumented Immigrants in Texas

A state law passed in 2011 requires Texas jails to report monthly estimates of the cost to house undocumented immigrants. This interactive table shows the total number of immigrants housed and the cost to each county from October 2011 to September 2013.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Interactive: Psychiatric Prisons See More Violence

Data from the Texas criminal justice system shows that psychiatric prison units experience the most violence per capita. Use this interactive to examine the violent incidents reported at more than 90 Texas prisons between 2006 and 2012

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