Niran Babalola

Niran Babalola wrote web applications for the Austin American-Statesman before joining the Tribune. He has also written software at Yahoo and Apple. A native of Sugar Land, he studied computer science at Stanford University.

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Interactive: How Would You Close the State's Budget Gap?

Solving the state's 2012-13 budget woes is a hard job and perhaps the best way to show that is to let you decide for yourself how the $27 billion shortfall should be closed. Use our interactive budget shortfall app to see what you're willing to give up to close the gap. 

Texas Red-Light Cameras

Explore Texas red-light camera intersections statewide or drill down to individual intersections to see images, crash figures and citation totals.

Memorial Data

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Since our November launch, we've published more than 30 web applications made from government records, including the most comprehensive public payroll database in the state, an interactive database with all 160,000 inmates serving time in the 100-plus state prison units, rankings of more than 5,800 public schools, a comprehensive list of every red-light enforcement camera in Texas, and databases with state-level fundraising and spending for members of the Legislature and statewide elected officials. Readers have viewed these pages more than 2.3 million times — more than a third of the site's overall traffic.

A Better App: Public Employee Pay

Find the salaries of more than 340,000 public employees with our enhanced data application, including those working at the largest state agencies as well as individual public schools, cities and mass-transit operators. And universities: Did you know, for instance, that of the 10 highest-paid professors at the state's two largest universities, nine are Aggies?

Election 2010

The most up-to-date information about the candidates running for various offices.

Data App: Frequent Flyers

Privately funded trips by members of Congress.
Privately funded trips by members of Congress.

Search the privately funded trips taken by Texas congressmen and their staffs during the last two years.

Data App: Red-Light Cameras

A red-light camera intersection in south Austin.
A red-light camera intersection in south Austin.
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Explore red-light camera intersections across Texas, or drill down to individual intersections to see images, crash figures and citation totals.