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Week in Review, March 23

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

  • Review how states address compensation for wrongful conviction. (Governing, March 15, 2017)
  • Read the Trump administration's proposed budget. (Office of Management and Budget, 2017)
  • Explore resources related to Medicaid policy issues. (National Conference of State Legislatures, March 1, 2017)
  • Consider the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in politics and business in the U.S. (Pew Research Center, March 20, 2017)

 

Week in Review, March 16

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

  • Review the 2017 Texas HHS Fact Book. (Texas Health & Human Services Commission, 2017)
  • Consider the legal landscape of school district policies related to undocumented students. (Education Week, February 27, 2017)
  • Pinpoint the locations of dams that require repairs or improvements. (Stratfor, March 14, 2017)
  • Examine factors that impact border crossing times. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, February 2017)

Week in Review, March 9

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

  • Review health care spending in Texas. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, January 31, 2017)
  • Read the recent executive order on immigration. (The White House, March 6, 2017)
  • Consider the historical context of the Scalia vacancy. (Congressional Research Service, March 1, 2017)
  • Try to balance the federal budget. (Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings / Wilson Center, accessed March 2017)

Week in Review, March 2

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

  • Read the Trump administration's executive order related to the "Waters of the United States" rule. (The White House, February 28, 2017)
  • Consider the racial divide related to public opinion on police use of force. (Cato Institute, March 1, 2017)
  • Review the effectiveness of post-secondary education savings accounts.  (Governing, March 2017)
  • Examine the state budget process in Texas. (House Research Organization, February 16, 2017)

Week in Review, February 23

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

  • Examine how millennials’ consumer behavior will affect freight in Texas. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, January 2017)
  • Read about garbage in the Arctic Ocean. (CityLab, February 16, 2017)
  • Consider federal funding sources in the state budget. (Legislative Budget Board, January 2017)
  • Review statewide recidivism rates. (Legislative Budget Board, January 2017)
  • See where Fortune 500 businesses are headquartered. (Fortune, accessed on February 23, 2017)

Week in Review, February 16

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

  • Examine federal funding that goes to cities considered sanctuary cities. (Open the Books, February 2017)
  • Read about the impact of arts education in Texas. (Texas Cultural Trust, 2017)
  • Explore a hundred years of transportation in Texas. (Texas Department of Transportation, 2017)
  • Consider policy proposals related to sexual orientation and gender identity. (The Heritage Foundation, February 13, 2017)

 

Week in Review, February 9

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

  • Examine the quality of education in each state. (American Legislative Exchange Council, January 24, 2017)
  • Consider the relationship between workforce health and productivity. (Health Affairs, February 2017)
  • Explore school choice resources. (National Conference of State Legislatures, February 3, 2017)
  • Review the economic value of public libraries in Texas. (IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, February 3, 2017)
  • Read about the economic impact of human trafficking in Texas. (Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin, December 2016)

 

Week in Review, February 2

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

  • Examine Governor Greg Abbott's proposed budget for 2018-2019. (Office of the Governor, January 2017)
  • Review Texas education statistics in brief. (Texas Education Agency, January 2017)
  • Read about how Texas is adapting to the changing workforce environment. (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, December 2016)
  • Explore data security laws by state. (National Conference of State Legislatures, January 16, 2017)

Week in Review, January 26

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

  • Track legislation from the 85th Legislature related to transportation. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, updated January 25, 2017)
  • Explore services for veterans in Texas. (Texas Veterans Portal, accessed January 26, 2017)
  • Examine consumer law topics and resources. (LegalConsumer.com, ©2005-2017)
  • Find court opinions from 418 jurisdictions. (Free Law Project, CourtListener, accessed January 26, 2017)  
  • Read about the economic impact of an increased minimum wage. (The Heritage Foundation, January 19, 2017)
  • Review presidential actions, including executive orders and memoranda. (The White House, accessed January 26, 2017)

Week in Review, January 19

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

  • Read about the future of health care spending. (Private Enterprise Research Center, Texas A&M University, December 2016)
  • Review migration patterns related to Texas. (Texas Demographic Center, January 2017)
  • Look at the City of Houston's new approach to pensions. (City of Houston, accessed January 18, 2017)
  • Explore school bus safety. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, January 2017)
  • Consider prisoners' access to social media. (Stateline, January 13, 2017)
  • Examine tobacco use by middle and high school students. (Office of Adolescent Health, December 27, 2016)

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