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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.

Recent Contributions

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Interactive: Find Your Statewide Districts

Early voting in Texas is under way for the Nov. 6 general election. In an effort to remind our readers of their districts, we have revived and revamped the district discovery tool we deployed during this year's redistricting battle, except this time without the comparison to last election's districts.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Steven Leggett

Updated Data App: Government Salaries

We've updated the data for 13 agencies in our government employee salary database. This update includes new information for the Austin Community College system, Houston ISD, the city of San Antonio and Angelo State University.

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Interactive: Texas Super PAC Contributors

New campaign finance reports filed in September show that Texans are still giving generously to Super PACs. The top givers included Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, who gave $2 million to the pro-GOP American Crossroads, and former Texas Trial Laywers Association President Steve Mostyn and his wife, Amber, who gave $1.5 million to Democrat-supporting groups.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Callie Richmond

Texas Tribune Higher Education Explorer

Texas has 148 public and private colleges and universities but no single source for easily finding statistics about how well they perform. This easy-to-navigate interactive database lets you explore key academic, enrollment and cost records on all of Texas' institutions of higher learning.

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Dried Up: Public Water System Shortages

The drought that began in October 2010 has continued into 2012, and it has taken a toll on Texas' water supplies. As the summer of 2012 draws to a close, these communities are at risk of running out of water within 180 days.

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Interactive: Super PAC Contributors Treemap

On Aug. 20, another round of federal campaign finance reports was due. Use our interactive to see how much money Texans have given to Super PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates.

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Interactive Map: The 2012 General Election Races

Many of the general election races are already decided, because redistricting made some districts unfavorable for one party or another. Use these maps of the Texas House, the state Senate and the U.S. House to see which districts are without major party candidates.

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