In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.

  • Read about public–private partnerships for highway projects. (Congressional Budget Office, January 2012)
  • Consider the rising population of homeless children in America. (National Center on Family Homelessness, December 13, 2011)
  • Review issues related to the Keystone XL pipeline project and the State Department's denial of the permit application. (Congressional Research Service, December 12, 2011 / U.S. Department of State, January 18, 2012)
  • Look back at the progress of voting rights and South Carolina v. Katzenback. (Legal History Blog, January 5, 2012)
  • Check out the Texas Financial Services Industry Report. (Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, January 2012)
  • Explore the first hundred years of the Texas prison system. (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, introductory page last modified November 16, 2011)
  • Find a brief explanation of SOPA and PIPA federal legislation. (PCWorld, January 17, 2012)