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

  • Consider state budget-related long-term obligations state by state. (Pew Charitable Trusts, updated November 15, 2021)
  • Review the history and current use of plain language laws. (University of Miami Law Review, forthcoming in 2022)
  • Explore the levels of freedom across the 50 states. (Cato Institute, ©2021)
  • Discover the best car seat for your child. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accessed December 1, 2021)


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.