Texas Tribune Rolls Out New Lege Page

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The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit and nonpartisan digital news organization, launched its 84th Lege page today, combining the best of its legislative tools with new features to help readers understand what's happening in the Capitol.

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"It's envisioned as a one-stop shop that reflects The Tribune’s commitment to providing the state's most comprehensive, convenient legislative coverage," Editor Emily Ramshaw said.

The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit and nonpartisan digital news organization, launched its 84th Lege page today, combining the best of its legislative tools with new features to help readers understand what's happening in the Capitol.

"It's envisioned as a one-stop shop that reflects The Tribune’s commitment to providing the state's most comprehensive, convenient legislative coverage," Editor Emily Ramshaw said.

Within the 84th Lege page, visitors will find existing features like the interactive bill tracker, LegeStream with live video feeds of the Texas House and Senate, and the award-winning Ethics Explorer, which tracks the conflicts and interests of every Texas elected official.

The Tribune’s nonprofit newsroom — the largest state capitol bureau in the country — is going a step further in 2015, offering reporter-curated “hot lists” of issues to watch across a dozen policy areas.

“We really put our readers at the top of our mind with these lists," News Apps Producer Becca Aaronson said. Curious what environmental regulations lawmakers have in their crosshairs? Reporter Neena Satija’s got a hot list for that. Want to know whether Texas will repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students? Reeve Hamilton has the latest developments and the legislation to watch.

"Any hot list, any issue — they’re all easily shareable across your social networks,” Aaronson added.

Within the 84th Lege page, the Tribune has also updated popular features like the Texplainer — now in video format — to provide quick tutorials on life in the Lege. Other features receiving an upgrade include the legislative directory and interactive office maps.

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