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Week in Review, February 18

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine children's health insurance coverage state by state. (State Health Access Data Assistance Center, February 2016)
  • Review early voting patterns in Texas. (The Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin, February 15, 2016)
  • Explore health care and health insurance coverage in the South. (Kaiser Family Foundation, February 10, 2016)
  • Read about low-wage workers on public assistance. (Economic Policy Institute, February 9, 2016)
  • Consider poverty in Texas by House District. (Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy / Texas Impact, updated January 29, 2016)
 
 
 

Week in Review, February 11

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Track the economic recovery from the Great Recession by state. (Pew Charitable Trusts, February 3, 2016)
  • Review litigation between the states and the federal government related to the enforcement of immigration law. (Congressional Research Service, January 27, 2016)
  • Read about the gig economy and on-demand services. (Congressional Research Service, February 5, 2016)
  • Find the 2016 March primary election candidate filings by county. (Texas Secretary of State, accessed February 10, 2016)
 
 

Week in Review, February 4

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore what local health agencies across the U.S. are doing to address the Zika virus. (Governing, February 4, 2016)
  • Read about the new lower passing score for the GED Testing Service. (Education Week, Curriculum Matters, January 20, 2016)
  • Consider the federal corrections system and recent recommendations for improving it. (Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, January 2016)
  • Review developing policy and regulations related to unmanned aircraft systems. (Congressional Research Service, January 27, 2016)
  • Examine the effect of the removal of Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women's Health Program. (The New England Journal of Medicine, February 3, 2016)
 

Week in Review, January 28

  • Find investigation information and related reports about the West fertilizer explosion and fire. (U.S. Chemical Safety Board, accessed January 28, 2016)
  • Read about the gender wage gap and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. (Economic Policy Institute, January 26, 2016)
  • View the grand jury indictments related to the Planned Parenthood investigation. (District Court of Harris County, Texas, January 25, 2016)
  • Map abortion coverage through Affordable Care Act Marketplace health insurance plans. (Kaiser Family Foundation, January 20, 2016)
 

Week in Review, January 21

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions. (Community College Research Center, January 2016)
  • Consider the Texas AG opinion and related documents about playing daily fantasy sports for a fee. (Legal Sports Report, January 19, 2016)
  • Track recent and past crime statistics. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, accessed January 2016)
  • Review documents related to the drinking water issues in Flint, MI. (Flint Water Study, accessed January 2016)
 
 

Week in Review, January 14

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine the recent increase in Freedom of Information Act cases filed. (The FOIA Project, January 6, 2016)
  • Consider electronic cigarette advertising that reaches middle and high school students. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 8, 2016)
  • Review issues related to the death penalty in Texas in the past year. (Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, December 16, 2015)
  • Explore causes of death and which segments of the population are affected by specific causes. (FlowingData, accessed January 13, 2016) 
 

Week in Review, January 7

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the Texas business margin tax and recent cuts to it by the 84th Legislature. (Texas Public Policy Foundation, December 2015)
  • Explore the difficulties faced by Central Americans deported from the United States and Mexico. (Migration Policy Institute, December 2015)
  • Read about the FDA's plan to ban chemicals found in pizza boxes and microwave popcorn bags. (Food Safety News, January 5, 2016)
  • Track the employment of immigrants by state. (Pew Charitable Trusts, December 21, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, December 17th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine school choice in major cities throughout America. (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, December 9, 2015)
  • Track jail incarceration rates from 1970 to 2014. (Vera Institute of Justice, December 2015)
  • Consider the cycle of traffic ticket debt. (Texas Fair Defense Project, accessed December 16, 2015)
  • Read about 2015 developments in capital punishment. (Death Penalty Information Center, December 16, 2015)
Season's Greetings! Week in Review will return January 7, 2016.
 

Week in Review, December 10th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the effects of snack foods on the health of children and teens. (UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, 2015)
  • Find briefs related to Fisher v. Texas. (The University of Texas at Austin, accessed December 9, 2015)
  • Review a list of editorials calling for civil forfeiture reform. (Institute for Justice, December 3, 2015)
  • Read about states' rainy day funds. (Pew Charitable Trusts, December 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, December 3rd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider agricultural exports to Cuba. (Center for North American Studies, November 2015)
  • Examine homelessness in the U.S. (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, November 2015)
  • Read about the new Department of Veterans Affairs website. (Nextgov, November 11, 2015)
  • Check out the FBI's new eFOIA system. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, November 30, 2015)
  • Review the Global Terrorism Index. (Institute for Economics & Peace, 2015)
 

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