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The decline of low level marijuana cases in Harris County

By Jeff Reichman / September 30, 2018

Last year, we partnered with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition to develop the first version of the TCJC Dashboard. Since then, we’ve been working behind the scenes to push the limits of what we can learn from these data. Thanks to generous funding from Microsoft, we developed a new version of the dashboard and a…

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How AirBnB could unlock additional funding for the arts

By Jeff Reichman / October 15, 2018

This post is a collaboration between Xin Tan, Lara Haase, and Jeff Reichman. On the surface, the hotel occupancy tax (HOT) is an unlikely hero in the battle over funding for the arts. But Houston devotes more HOT funding to the arts than any other city in Texas. Every time we rent a hotel room, 17% of…

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Introduction to the Air Alliance API

By Niha Pereira / November 1, 2018

The State of Texas collects a lot of important data about our environment. The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the state agency in charge of measuring and regulating pollutants. The scientific data that they collect tell us a lot about the environment, but it’s difficult to access. We collaborated with Air Alliance Houston…

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Analyzing the distribution of Harris County early voting locations

By Nile Dixon / November 6, 2018

Early voting in Texas is one of the few highlights in a state that ranks 46th in ease of voting. It makes sense: you can vote on a day and at a time most convenient for you. But 2018 has been a controversial midterm election cycle. Across the country, many election day voting locations have…

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