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Interactive: Congressional Redistricting Maps

State lawmakers on Tuesday proposed revised U.S. House districts, a map that could boost Republicans' advantage to 26 seats. Use this interactive to see the changes, and how they would have been affected in the 2008 presidential race.

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 Jacob Villanueva

TPPF, Empower Texans Tax Filings: 2007-09

Internal Revenue Service 990 forms detail revenue and expenses listed by tax-exempt organizations, commonly known as 501(c) groups, named for section in the tax code. These annotated documents were filed by Empower Texans and the Texas Public Policy Foundation — both of whom seek to influence public policy in the Lone Star state — for calendar years 2007-09.

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News App: Search 2011 Congressional Campaign Donors, Contributions

Candidates running for U.S. House and Senate races in Texas have raised millions of dollars to fund their campaigns during the 2011-12 election cycle. Use this news application to see which individual donors are helping finance those contests — or download the raw data filed by the candidates to the Federal Election Commission.

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On the Records: Fundraising Outside Texas

Candidates in next year’s U.S. House and Senate elections in Texas raised more than $5 million in the first quarter from individuals. Most live in Texas. But a significant portion came from outside the Lone Star State, according to the Federal Election Commission. California led the way, followed by Virginia, Washington, D.C. and New York.

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Texas Federal Fundraising Map 2011

Texas candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have raised more than $9 million in the first quarter of this year in advance of the 2012 federal elections. This interactive map visualizes campaign finances by congressional district during the first quarter of 2011.

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Interactive: House Redistricting, Before and After

The Texas House approved new political maps last week as part of decennial redistricting. In many cases, the newly drawn state House districts changed boundaries so that Republicans could preserve their majority. Use this interactive map graphic the see the changes.

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Update: Peña's Proposed District a Toss-Up?

Last year, after the Republicans won large majorities in the Texas House, state Rep. Aaron Peña of Edinburg left the Democrats to join the GOP. Is he now being rewarded with a district that a Republican can maintain? Check out these maps.

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 Matt Stiles

On the Records: Mapping Forest Fires

Since 2009, the Texas Forest Service has helped douse more than 2,600 wildfires like those scorching West Texas. We mapped the area most effected by the blazes, which burned nearly a half-million acres and destroyed 300 homes.

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Interactive: U.S. Speed Limits by State

The Texas House today passed a bill allowing TxDOT to increase the speed limit on certain highways to 85 miles per hour. These interactive maps visualize the vehicle speed limits set by states on rural interstates, with darker shades representing higher speeds.

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 Nicholas Wang

Interactive: State Lawyer's Facebook Posts

She’s volunteered at Emancipet, an Austin animal rescue group. Her Facebook page is populated with posts from animal rights groups. And she’s an attorney for the state’s regulating agency who is helping to draft a bill that dog breeders say is designed to kill their industry.

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