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Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy creates graphics, interactive stories and data-driven features, wrangles difficult datasets and works on tools to make development for the team more efficient. He also oversees the design and maintenance of our large-scale explorers.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Lawmaker Financial Statements Added to Ethics Explorer

State lawmakers' personal financial statements for the 2012 calendar year were due April 30, but several lawmakers filed for extensions. As for the 115 lawmakers who did file, the Tribune has you covered. Use our Ethics Explorer to see what lawmakers disclosed in their most recent filings.

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Graphic by Ryan Murphy / Todd Wiseman

Interactive: Tracking Texas' Gun Legislation

State lawmakers have filed roughly 100 gun bills this session — many drafted in the wake of the deadly December shooting in Newtown, Conn. Use our interactive to review the measures by subject and see which are getting the most traction in the Capitol.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Katie Harbath

Interactive: 1st-Quarter Congressional Filings

Federal lawmakers this week filed their first campaign finance reports of 2013. Texas' congressional delegation received more than $5 million in contributions in the first quarter of the year. Use this interactive to explore the rest of the numbers.

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Map: Not All Voting Age Populations Are Equal

Having each House or Senate district match the others in size masks big differences in voting age populations that greatly affect politics and elections. Use our maps to explore the numbers and see how House and Senate districts compare to statewide averages.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Nicholas Danforth

Visualization: The Lobbyist Revolving Door

Since relinquishing their seats in January, 11 former House members and one former state senator have registered as lobbyists with the Texas Ethics Commission — and several of them are working for clients in industries they regulated in the Legislature. 

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