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The Texas Tribune's database of compensation for Texas state employees has been revamped. It includes detailed data for all of the 113 agencies in state government and every position at each of those agencies. Full Story
To help voters make sense of the U.S. Senate race, we asked the top candidates in the 2020 Democratic primary a series of simple questions designed to help voters understand their political and policy-based differences. Full Story
During Donald Trump’s presidency, his administration introduced controversial policies like “zero tolerance” and the Migrant Protection Protocols, known as “remain in Mexico”, to curb migration at the Southwest border. Most migrants cross into Texas. Here's how the flow of people intersected with Trump’s policies. Full Story
Texas has resisted recent attempts to change its vaccine laws, allowing parents to get their children exemptions for "reasons of conscience." Use our lookup tool to see how exemption rates have changed in school districts and private schools across the state. Full Story