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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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, November 19

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

  • Search for state legislation related to student loans. (National Conference of State Legislators, November 2, 2020)
  • Track state vaccination plans for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Council of State Governments, ©2020)
  • Review safe holiday gathering activities as determined by doctors. (Texas Medical Association, November 17, 2020)
  • Keep your pets safe over the winter holidays. (American Veterinary Medical Association, accessed November 19, 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, November 12

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

  • Consider how the states and the federal government are trying to revitalize recycling efforts. (National Conference of State Legislatures, November 2020)
  • Explore instances of voter fraud by state. (The Heritage Foundation, ©2020)
  • Track demographic changes in the U.S. electorate. (Pew Research Center, September 23, 2020)
  • Review projects related to easing congestion on Texas roadways. (Texas Department of Transportation, accessed November 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, November 5

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

  • Review election results from the November 3 general election. (Texas Secretary of State, accessed November 4, 2020)
  • Read the latest Annual Cash Report. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, November 2, 2020)
  • Track sexual assault crime data by county. (State Auditor's Office, October 2020)
  • Consider whether cloth face masks can reduce the spread of COVID-19. (LLRX, October 30, 2020)
  • Explore the legal landscape of various topics, like presidential authority, elections, and COVID-19. (American Bar Association, accessed November 4, 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, October 29

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

  • See upcoming dates and deadlines related to the general election. (Texas Secretary of State, accessed October 28, 2020)
  • Consider how the drop in tourism due the COVID-19 pandemic has affected state revenues. (Pew Charitable Trusts, October 14, 2020)
  • Review hunting regulations and hunting seasons by category, animal, and county. (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, accessed October 28, 2020)
  • Explore the role of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in online discourse and how it could be amended. (The Heritage Foundation, October 27, 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, October 22

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

  • Find early voting, absentee voting, and vote-by-mail facts and statistics by state. (Associated Press, ©2020)
  • View tax-related disaster relief for those affected by the recent hurricanes and tropical storm. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, accessed October 21, 2020)
  • Read policy recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. (Texas Medical Association, October 21, 2020)
  • Consider tips about pedestrian safety for pedestrians and drivers. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, October 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, October 15

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

  • Find out what heavy metals and "forever" chemicals might be in bottled water, by brand. (Consumer Reports, September 24, 2020)
  • Review a report card of governors' fiscal policies. (Cato Institute, October 5, 2020)
  • Explore a new online collection of ratified Indian Treaties from the National Archives. (National Archives and Records Administration, October 13, 2020)
  • Read about why the U.S. Supreme Court has nine justices. (History.com, September 24, 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, October 8

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

  • Read about the current recession's impact on American workers. (Economic Policy Institute, September 25, 2020)
  • Review the ways COVID-19 spreads. (Centers for Disesase Control and Prevention, updated October 5, 2020)
  • Consider how the totality of the circumstances in police shootings affect the outcomes. (Human Events, accessed September 25, 2020)
  • Read about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's past jurisprudence. (Congressional Research Service, October 6, 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, October 1

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

  • Explore how the electoral college process will progress for the 2020 presidential election. (Congressional Research Service, September 3, 2020)
  • Read about older women's retirement security. (U.S. Governmental Accountability Office, September 24, 2020)
  • Check park status before visiting one of Texas' state parks. (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, accessed September 30, 2020)
  • Learn about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, September 17, 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, September 24

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

  • Read about the role of the President and the Senate Judiciary Committee in the appointment process of a U.S. Supreme Court justice. (Congressional Research Service, updated September 21 & 22, 2020)
  • Review the latest version of the Texas Legislative Council's Drafting Manual. (Texas Legislative Council, September 2020)
  • Register to vote before the October 5 voter registration deadline. (Texas Secretary of State, September 22, 2020)
  • Find information about the flu vaccine and vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated September 21, 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.

 

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