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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

Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Ryan Murphy

Visualization: How Partisan are Texas House Members?

Mark P. Jones, chair of the political science department at Rice University, analyzed nearly 1,000 votes during the 2011 regular and special legislative sessions to rank members of the Texas House from most liberal to most conservative. Compare your state representative to the other 149 using our visualization.

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Illustration by Ryan Murphy / Todd Wiseman / Colin Shackelford

Wildfires, Burn Bans Rage Across Texas

So far this year, the Texas Forest Service has responded to roughly 1,500 wildfires across Texas, the damage of which spreads across 2.5 million acres, according to our interactive map. And burn bans are spreading just as fast.

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Interactive: Lege's New Congressional Map

SB 4, the Legislature's attempt at redrawing congressional lines to make room for four new districts, has made its way through the House and Senate and been sent to Gov. Rick Perry. Use our interactive map to see how each district would change under the proposal.

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Illustration by Becca Aaronson / Ryan Murphy / Todd Wiseman

Updated: Interactive: Visualizing the 82nd Legislative Session

Lawmakers filed a whopping 5,796 bills during the 82nd legislative session and approved nearly a quarter of them. Use our updated data visualizations to take a closer look at how bills performed in the upper and lower chambers, how each political party and committee fared, and how many bills Gov. Rick Perry vetoed.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Government Pay Update Completes UT System

We have a special update to the Tribune's government employee salary database, adding recently acquired salary data from the last six agencies missing from the the University of Texas System, Texas Woman's University and the Sabine River Authority.

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Graphic by Matt Stiles, Jacob Villanueva

"On the Records" Under New Management

Data journalism guru Matt Stiles may have left the building but Ryan Murphy and Becca Aaronson will be keeping the tradition and spirit of @stiles alive by continuing to update the data blog On the Records and the @TribData Twitter account.

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