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Week in Review, July 2nd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Find historic places in Texas with this atlas. (Texas Historical Commission, accessed July 1, 2015)
  • Track West Nile virus activity in Texas. (Texas Department of State Health Services, June 10, 2015)
  • Consider disconnected youth — teens and young adults who are neither working nor in school. (Measure of America, June 2015)
  • Look at expenditures in 2011 for statewide tobacco control programs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 26, 2015)  
 
 

Week in Review, June 25th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about a national Medicare fraud takedown. (U.S. Department of Justice, June 18, 2015)
  • Consider emergency savings and how earnings affects an individual's ability to save. (Bankrate, June 23, 2015)
  • Take a look at state and local tax revenue estimates for the first quarter of 2015. (U.S. Census Bureau, June 23, 2015)
  • Review the 2013 American Housing Survey factsheets for select metropolitan areas, including the Austin–Round Rock, Houston, and San Antonio areas. (U.S. Census Bureau, June 2015)
  • Explore the results of a study about the number of obese and overweight Americans. (Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, June 18th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore the 50-state scorecard to see how Texas ranks among the states. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, June 2015)
  • Track the number of heatstroke deaths of children left in cars. (Department of Meteorology & Climate Science, San Jose State University, updated June 17, 2015)
  • Read about how FEMA is reforming the National Flood Insurance Program claims and appeals process. (Federal Emergency Management Agency, June 5, 2015)
  • Review the FDA's ban of industrially produced trans fat in food intended for human consumption. (Food and Drug Administration, June 17, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, June 11th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore the EPA's study on hydraulic fracturing. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, June 4, 2015)
  • Consider the effects of state Medicaid expansion. (Executive Office of the President, Council of Economic Advisers / The White House, June 2015)
  • Read about how Texas paid for millions in unapproved Medicaid orthodontic services. (Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 2015)
  • Get the numbers on executive compensation at public and private colleges state by state. (The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 8, 2015)
  • Learn ways to prevent melanoma. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, June 4th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider how Millennials get their news. (Pew Research Center, June 1, 2015)
  • Examine per-pupil spending state by state for 2013. (U.S. Census Bureau, June 2, 2015)
  • Explore the economic impact of El Niño. (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, May 2015)
  • Read about how Israel employs desalination and wastewater recycling to overcome drought. (The New York Times, May 29, 2015)
 
 
 

Week in Review, May 28th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about senior hunger in America. (National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, April 2015)
  • Consider the relationship between development and flood risk in Central Texas. (Texas Tribune, May 26, 2015)
  • Check out conditions at Texas beaches. (TexasBeachWatch.com, accessed May 27, 2015)
  • Review ways to track federal spending. (Congressional Research Service, May 13, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, May 21st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider nursing home quality ratings by state. (Kaiser Family Foundation, May 14, 2015)
  • Read about disparities between reported state educational test results and data reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. (Achieve, May 14, 2015)
  • Examine employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in Texas. (The Williams Institute, May 2015)
  • Trace the changing demographics of the American electorate by state or the country as a whole. (Center for American Progress, February 24, 2015)
 
 
 

Week in Review, May 14th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider state policies and programs that cover dental sealants for low-income children. (Pew Charitable Trusts, April 23, 2015)
  • See where the wealthiest zip codes in America are. (Experian, ©2014-2015)
  • Read about the Second Circuit opinion in ACLU v. Clapper, related to bulk collection of telephone records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, May 9, 2015)
  • Track the public's view of the Affordable Care Act over the last five years. (Kaiser Family Foundation, ©2015)
  • Get tips on conducting free legal research, in parts one and two. (LLRX.com, April 26 & 30, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, May 7th

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

Week in Review, April 30th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine the cost to taxpayers of low wages. (UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, April 2015)
  • See how "bikeable" Texas is among the states. (League of American Bicyclists, accessed April 29, 2015)
  • Consider a program that fosters civility in the country's statehouses. (Stateline, April 28, 2015)
  • Explore the federal workplace leave and scheduling policies for childbirth, adoption, and foster care. (United States Office of Personnel Management, April 2015)
  • Read about drought woes in California and other states. (Stateline, April 16, 2015)
 

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