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Becca Aaronson

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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Becca:

From bridge roles to product thinkers » Nieman Journalism Lab

"A person doesn't need to have a product title to be a product thinker. Newsrooms already have these strategists in their midsts — engagement editors, growth editors, digital editors — leading change." → Read More

Has the Oil Downturn Affected You or Someone You Know?

Has the oil downturn impacted you or someone you know? Share your story with our reporters. → Read More

How Much Texas Politicians Spent per Vote in 2016 Primaries, by Becca Aaronson

House Speaker Joe Straus spent $307 for every vote he got in Tuesday's primary election, leading the pack of state candidates. The table below detail how much money selected state candidates spent for each vote they got. → Read More

Who Are the Biggest Spenders in Texas Races?

Political organizations have contributed more than $51 million to state races in Texas since Jan. 1, 2015. Take a look at the top 25 biggest spending political groups and which types of candidates they support most. → Read More

See how many students Texas public high schools are sending to UT-Austin

Find out what percentage of your high school’s Class of 2015 enrolled at UT-Austin, and see how Texas public schools’ demographics relate to UT-Austin student enrollment. → Read More

2015 Interactive Features Included Death Row App, Look at Space Race

Whether it was an immersive look at the space industry in Texas, a project on death row inmates or a redesign of one of our most popular databases, The Texas Tribune's news apps team tackled some our most ambitious projects to date in 2015. → Read More

Interactive: How Many Texans Resemble You?

There are more than 25 million people living in Texas — but how many of them are just like you? Use our interactive to see the Texans who share your demographic characteristics. → Read More

Texas vs. the Feds: A New Look at the Lawsuits, by Neena Satija, Ryan McCrimmon and Becca Aaronson

Here's an updated look at the lawsuits filed by Texas against the Obama administration. → Read More

Here's a Look at What Happened With Straus' and Patrick's Priority Bills, by Aman Batheja and Becca Aaronson

Over the course of this year's legislative session, House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made their priorities known by what bills got the lowest bill numbers. Take a look at how those proposals fared. → Read More

Map: After SCOTUS Ruling, Find Texas' Abortion Facilities, by Becca Aaronson

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to temporarily lift Texas' strict regulations on abortion providers means at least 10 clinics that do not meet those standards may continue to perform the procedure. → Read More

A Closer Look at the Final 2016-17 State Budget

Here’s a look at how the Texas House and Senate budget proposals compared and what the two chambers ultimately settled on, using information from the Legislative Budget Board. → Read More

With Hospital Funds in Question, Who's at Risk?

As Texas negotiates with the Obama administration over how to pay for health care for the poor and uninsured, the state's safety-net hospitals and clinics are steeling themselves for an uncertain future. → Read More

A Look at the Priority Bills for Straus and Patrick

Here's an updated breakdown of House Bills 1-20 and Senate Bills 1-20, showing where House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are placing their priorities for the 84th legislative session. → Read More

A Look at How House, Senate Budgets Compare

As the House and Senate prepare to hash out a compromise on the state budget, their members will have plenty of issues to resolve. Here’s a look at how the two budget proposals compare, with details on some areas where the plans diverge. → Read More

Texas vs. the Feds: A New Look at the Lawsuits, by Neena Satija, Ryan McCrimmon and Becca Aaronson

With Attorney General Ken Paxton suing the U.S. Labor Department over federal medical leave benefits for certain same-sex couples, we've updated our interactive look at the lawsuits filed by Texas against the Obama administration. → Read More

A Look at the Priority Bills for Straus and Patrick, by Aman Batheja, Morgan Smith and Becca Aaronson

Here's a breakdown of House Bills 1-20 and Senate Bills 1-20, providing a window into where House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are placing their priorities for the 84th legislative session. → Read More

Map: Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Providers, by Alexa Ura and Becca Aaronson

The Senate's proposed changes to the state's breast and cervical cancer screening program — intended to cut funding for Planned Parenthood clinics — could hit low-income women in rural and West Texas hardest. Use our map to see how. → Read More

Texas vs. the Feds: A New Look at the Lawsuits, by Neena Satija, Ryan McCrimmon and Becca Aaronson

During his time as attorney general, now-Gov. Greg Abbott made his lawsuits against the Obama administration — 31 in total — a point of pride. Use our interactive to learn more about each face-off. → Read More

Texas Bearing Brunt of Drop in Oil Drilling, by Becca Aaronson and Jim Malewitz

After months of plummeting oil prices, nightmares about idled drilling rigs have become reality, hitting Texas the hardest. See how many rigs the state has lost in recent months. → Read More

TxDOT Spends Millions in Tuition Reimbursements, by Terri Langford, Bobby Blanchard and Becca Aaronson

The Texas Department of Transportation has spent about $10.6 million in education costs since 2002, nearly half what state agencies have spent in total on tuition reimbursements and other educational programs. Check out our breakdown. → Read More