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Current Articles & Research Resources, December 17

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Review a variety of statistics related to COVID-19. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated December 15, 2020)
  • Explore research guides on hundreds of topics. (Library of Congress, accessed December 16, 2020)
  • Read about the role of small banks in securing Paycheck Protection Program loans for businesses. (Stateline, December 15, 2020)
  • Consider the legal aspects of altering the size of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Congressional Research Service, December 14, 2020)

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

 

Interim Hearings – Week of December 14

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearings on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

 

Week of December 14
December 15
State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee
Topic: The advisory committees shall review the overall operation, function, and structure of the funds at least semiannually and may provide comments and recommendations to the board on any matter.

 

Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund Advisory Committee
Topic: The advisory committees shall review the overall operation, function, and structure of the funds at least semiannually and may provide comments and recommendations to the board on any matter.

Current Articles & Research Resources, December 10

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Explore occupational licensing policies by state. (National Conference of State Legislatures, December 4, 2020)
  • Get tips for driving safely during the winter months. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accessed December 10, 2020)
  • Read about health care workers' concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccines. (Stateline, December 8, 2020)
  • Review the timeline for the 2020 redistricting process. (Texas Legislative Council, accessed December 10, 2020)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, December 3

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Explore unemployment data during the COVID-19 pandemic for southern states. (Southern Legislative Conference, November 2020)
  • Read about Americans' current economic views. (Gallup Poll, December 2, 2020)
  • See which roadways in Texas are the most congested. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2020)
  • Review an audit report of the Teacher Retirement System's fiscal year 2020 financial statements. (Texas State Auditor's Office, November 2020)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Sunset Commission Meetings, December 7 & 8

Sunset Commission Meeting

Sunset Advisory Commission, December 7
Staff presentation and invited testimony only:

 

Sunset Advisory Commission, December 8
Approval of Sunset across-the-board (ATB) recommendations

 

Consideration and possible action on the recommendations for the following agencies: