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

  • Explore how state governments and the federal government are taking steps to address lead in drinking water. (National Conference of State Legislatures, December 30, 2021)
  • Read about the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program record number of captures in 2021. (Texas Department of Public Safety, January 4, 2022)
  • Pinpoint flood hazard information by address via the FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC). (Federal Emergency Management Agency, accessed January 7, 2022)
  • Review the requirements and fees of the new e-cigarette retailer permit for e-cigarette retailers. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, accessed January 7, 2022)


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.


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