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18.06.01 By Jessica Schubel and Matt Broaddus. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 23, 2018, pp. 1-9.
Explains Medicaid expansion has helped lower uncompensated health care costs, benefiting patients, hospitals, and state budgets, and warns of the effect of proposed Medicaid work requirements. Charts uncompensated care costs and medically uninsured rates in the 50 states from 2013 to 2015.

See: https://www.cbpp.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/5-23-18health.pdf
18.06.02 Child Trends, May 2018, pp. 1-26 (Note Length).
Describes a four-part state framework for supporting children and youth with special health care needs from birth through age 17, including health, family support, education and employment, and law enforcement and juvenile justice.

See: https://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PackardConceptua-Framework_ChildTrends_May201 ...
18.06.03 Economist, June 2nd-8th, 2018, pp. 55-57.
Reports how the dominance of technology giants such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google has had a meaningful effect on entrepreneurial innovation, as the bigger firms can quickly launch competing services that put startups out of business.
18.06.04 Economist Technology Quarterly, June 2nd, 2018, pp. 3-12.
Examines the promise and dangers of new technologies that are transforming the way criminal justice systems operate, including street-level surveillance, electronic monitoring, and predictive policing and sentencing.
18.06.05 By Hector Bojorquez. IDRA Newsletter (Intercultural Development Research Association), May 2018, pp. 3-4.
Discusses the findings of the IDRA Ready Texas Study, which examined the early effects of the new graduation requirements imposed by HB5, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session.

See: http://www.idra.org/resource-center/rural-districts-take-a-24-percent-hit-in-algebra-ii-enrollment-i ...
18.06.06 By Misha Hill and Meg Wiehe. Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Updated April 2018, pp. 1-18.
Examines state and local tax contributions of undocumented immigrants currently enrolled or eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

See: https://itep.org/wp-content/uploads/2018DACA.pdf
18.06.07 By Gary Peltz and Thomas C. Südhof. JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), May 22/29, 2018, pp. 2071-2072.
Calls for a public health prevention strategy to address the opioid crisis, rather than the current focus on the later stages of drug addiction.
18.06.08 By Brett Johnson and Bruce Kessler. Journal of MultiState Taxation and Incentives, June 2018, pp. 33-35.
Summarizes recent developments in film incentives programs in Louisiana, New York, California, and Georgia, including eligibility requirements and benefits, credit monetization, and state oversight.
18.06.09 National Institute on Retirement Security, April 2018, pp. 1-8.
Presents infographic fact sheets on the Employees Retirement System of Texas and Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and highlights the economic impact of Texas public pensions.

See: https://www.nirsonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NRTA_TX-min.pdf
18.06.10 By Rivka Galchen. New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2018, pp. 38-43.
Highlights the recent teacher walkout in Oklahoma and the failed attempt at winning legislative approval for additional education funding. Explains this failure has provoked people to get involved in local politics and to run for office.

See: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/04/the-teachers-strike-and-the-democratic-revival-in-okla ...
18.06.11 By Shikha Dalmia. Reason, July 2018, pp. 10-11.
Reviews the history of deportation efforts back to the Clinton administration and the creation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] after 9/11. Argues that ICE and the deportation program should be abolished and the true hardcore criminals from other countries should be handled through regular law enforcement procedures.
18.06.12 Texas Builder, May/June 2018, pp. 22-25.
Interviews Representative Four Price about the skilled labor shortage in Texas, workforce and job training programs, water and road infrastructure, and the state budget process.

See: http://www.texasbuilders.org/site/publisher/files/TXBuilder_May18_%20final.pdf#page=22

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