is a designer/developer creating data visualizations for the Tribune. Previously, she was an interactive journalist at NBC News and a graphics fellow at Insider. A Baltimore native, Alex earned a political science degree at the University of Maryland. She's currently a master's candidate studying public affairs at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin.
If Texas’ budget surplus were distributed directly to Texans, it could pay for 12 years of school lunches, seven months of rent or 11,000 miles of travel. Here’s how to put the big number into perspective. Full Story