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Week in Review, September 22

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

  • Examine the direct appeals process in Texas death penalty cases. (Texas Defender Service, September 20, 2016)
  • Consider the economic and political strengths of North America. (Texas Border Coalition, September 19, 2016)
  • Read about smaller student loan payments for borrowers. (Urban Institute, September 2016)
  • Explore whether wearable fitness trackers help to get a person in shape. (Journal of the American Medical Association, September 20, 2016)

 

Week in Review, September 15

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

  • Try the online eminent domain database. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, September 6, 2016)
  • Consider the role of family caregivers. (Health Affairs Blog, September 8, 2016)
  • Track pollinators in this year's BioBlitz. (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, accessed September 14, 2016)
  • Explore changes in rates of health insurance coverage in the U.S. between 2014 and 2015. (U.S. Census Bureau, September 13, 2016)

 

Week in Review, September 8

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

  • Track a 7.2% increase in traffic fatalities from 2014 to 2015. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, August 2016)
  • Examine the financial costs to youths and families of youths involved in the juvenile justice system. (Juvenile Law Center, 2016)
  • Read about the new federal rule regarding antibacterial soaps. (Federal Register, September 6, 2016)
  • Consider the nature of economic inequality in America. (Cato Institute, September 7, 2016)

 

Week in Review, September 1

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore the transformation effort of the Texas Health and Human Services System. (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, August 19, 2016)
  • Consider the legal avenues for contesting results of a presidential election. (Congressional Research Service, August 26, 2016)
  • Protect your dogs from xylitol-containing products. (Preventive Vet, ©2016)
  • Read about shortfalls in state-run pension systems. (The Pew Charitable Trusts, August 2016)
 

Week in Review, August 25

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read a joint report issued by the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force and Department of State Health Services. (Texas Department of State Health Services, July 2016)
  • Review hand sanitation laws in 7 states related to animal contact exhibits, like petting zoos. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 16, 2016)
  • Examine public college outcomes for loan-bearing students. (Third Way, August 11, 2016)
  • Consider the effects of the 2008 recession on small business financing. (Mercatus Working Paper, August 2016)
 

Week in Review, August 18

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore economic policies in State of the State addresses from 44 state governors. (American Legislative Exchange Council, August 11, 2016)
  • Read the draft environmental impact statement for the Texas–Oklahoma passenger rail study. (Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, available for public review and comment through August 29, 2016)
  • See district profiles of Texas House and Senate districts. (Texas Legislative Council, accessed August 17, 2016)
  • Review the Texas Education Agency's 2016 accountability ratings. (Texas Education Agency, August 15, 2016)
  • Consider the state of transportation network companies in Texas. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, July 2016)
 

Week in Review, August 11

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine the state of national and domestic security. (The Atlantic, September 2016)
  • Consider the regulatory shortcomings related to raw materials that can be used to make a dirty bomb. (The Center for Public Integrity, August 4, 2016)
  • Review legal challenges from states related to federal immigration laws and enforcement. (Congressional Research Service, August 1, 2016)
  • Read about how immigrants have contributed to Texas' robust economy. (New American Economy, August 2016)
  • See the latest figures on household debt and credit. (Federal Reserve Bank of New York, August 2016)
  • Explore Shakespeare's references to the natural world. (OUP Blog, August 6, 2016)
 
 

Week in Review, August 4

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider medical marijuana's effects on prescription medication use. (Health Affairs, July 2016)
  • Examine reports related to people who have died in custody in Texas between 2005 and 2015. (Texas Justice Initiative, ©2016)
  • Explore how the Affordable Care Act has affected high risk pools. (Kaiser Family Foundation, August 1, 2016)
  • Read about public pension funding practices. (The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, June 2016)
 

Week in Review, July 28

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider policy recommendations related to full-time virtual charter schools. (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, June 16, 2016)
  • Read a study related to seismic activity in North Texas. (Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, July 17, 2016)
  • Examine why lead levels in some schools' drinking water can get so high. (Governing, July 26, 2016)
  • Explore public input on school assessment and accountability. (Texas Education Agency, July 2016)
 

Week in Review, July 21

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about active-duty servicemembers using food assistance. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 2016)
  • Track executive compensation at public and private colleges. (The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 17, 2016)
  • Consider that younger seniors account for the largest end-of-life medical bills. (Kaiser Health News, July 14, 2016)
  • Explore how the presidential campaigns for the 2016 election handle information and news. (Pew Research Center, July 18, 2016)
 

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