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Resource ID: #26072
Subject: Politics
Source: Texas Tribune
Date: January - July 2013



During the 2013 legislative session, The Texas Tribune rolled out two entirely innovative ways to watchdog the state's elected officials - the first-ever gavel-to-gavel livestream of Texas House and Senate proceedings, and the Ethics Explorer, an interactive investigative app documenting the conflicts of interest and financial relationships of every member of the Legislature. Combined, these two tools gave the Texas public unfettered access to the political maneuvering and shenanigans under the Pink Dome, including an unprecedented abortion filibuster that thrust our scrappy news organization into the national spotlight. No other Texas news organization came close to providing this service; they and many national news sites all relied on the Tribune.

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