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24.02.42 By Margot Susca, Chaya Tong, and Alex Angle. Chronicle of Higher Education, January 5, 2024, pp. 28-33.
Discusses the current state of higher education in Florida from the perspective of faculty who work at public colleges and universities. Refers to laws passed by the Florida State Legislature that are affecting faculty retention in the State University System of Florida.
24.02.43 Economist, February 10th-16th, 2024, p. 23.
Discusses the evolving role and influence of state attorneys general. Highlights Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and New York Attorney General Letitia James.
24.02.44 Economist, February 3rd-9th, 2024, pp. 14-16.
Describes the evolving use of social media platforms.
24.02.45 Economist, February 3rd-9th, 2024, pp. 17-18.
Discusses a 2023 report on charter schools from Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO).
24.02.46 By Kristen Hengtgen and Hector Biaggi. Education Trust, February 2024, pp. 1-15.
Discusses access to advanced coursework in Texas high schools. Provides policy recommendations to improve Black and Latino access to advanced coursework. Discusses the effects of HB 8 and SB 2124, 88th Legislature, R.S.
24.02.47 By Mark Lieberman. Education Week, February 7, 2024, pp. 10-11.
Looks at proposals by critics in states with private school choice programs that advocate for greater accountability for private schools that accept state funds.
24.02.48 By Angela Ott. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, January 10, 2024, pp. 1-2.
Outlines the Medicaid unwinding process in Texas and notes issues that have arisen. Provides policy recommendations for improving the Medicaid unwinding process.
24.02.49 By Chloe Latham Sikes. IDRA (Intercultural Development Research Association), February 12, 2024, p. 1.
Discusses the Texas State Board of Education's recently-approved rubrics for assessing instructional materials as required by HB 1605, 88th Legislature, R.S.
24.02.50 By Jamiles Lartey. Marshall Project, January 27, 2024, pp. 1-3.
Describes the first known state execution by nitrogen hypoxia, carried out in late January in Alabama. Outlines the legal reasoning for the switch to nitrogen and traces the history of executions by poison gas in the U.S. Discusses the state of capital punishment as an issue in the U.S. and notes various attempts by states to seek or to eliminate the death penalty.
24.02.51 By Joshua Roberson and Koby McMeans. Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, February 14, 2024, pp. 1-16.
Summarizes significant state economic activity and trends in employment; energy; housing; manufacturing; services; and trade, with data current as of February 7, 2024.
24.02.52 By Joshua Roberson. Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, February 12, 2024, pp. 1-16.
Presents a quarterly view of the Texas–Mexico border economy, as well as economic indicators in border housing markets, with data current as of February 8, 2024. Includes statistics on employment and unemployment, pedestrian border crossings, import and export values, home sales, home prices, home inventory, and housing affordability.
24.02.53 By Robert E. Wagner. SMU Law Review, Fall 2023, pp. 701-724.
Analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s current attitude toward the right to firearm access and claims that there are still legal mechanisms states can use to improve gun safety, despite the 2023 New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen decision. Argues that state legislators should use purpose analysis to establish meaningful safeguards and regulations to help protect Americans from gun violence, and proposes the introduction of methods such as gun tagging to promote public safety.
24.02.54 By Emma Freer. Texas Medicine, February 16, 2024, pp. 1-2.
Discusses and reviews the Texas Medical Association (TMA)'s endorsement and support of recently elected Representative Jill Dutton.
24.02.55 Texas Taxpayers and Research Association, February 2024, pp. 1-2.
Analyzes the impact of the school district property tax relief package approved by voters on November 7, 2023 (HJR 2, 88th Legislature, 2nd C.S.). Argues that homeowners realized most of the tax relief, and that Texas is on a course to tax residential and business property unequally. Compares property tax levies for tax years 2022 and 2023 for various property categories.

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