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Current Articles & Research Resources, May 6

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

  • Review the updated Biennial Revenue Estimate. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, May 2021)
  • Find out which cars are the most and least expensive to maintain and keep on the road. (Mechanicbase.com, May 2, 2021)
  • Consider how lack of sleep in middle age can affect brain health in the future. (Alzheimers.gov, April 27, 2021)
  • Read about oak trees still recovering from the severe winter storms in February. (Texas A&M Forest Service, May 4, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, April 29

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

  • Review a brief overview of the apportionment and redistricting process following the 2020 Census. (Congressional Research Service, April 27, 2021)
  • Find information related to consumable hemp products. (Texas Department of State Health Services, updated March 10, 2021)
  • See the dates for the 2021-2022 hunting season in Texas. (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, accessed April 28, 2021)
  • Explore obesity prevalence by state. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 31, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, April 22

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

  • Read about actions taken by the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Federal Trade Commission, April 2021)
  • See sources of state revenue by state. (Pew Data Visualization, April 21, 2021)
  • Read tips about lowering the amount of heavy metals consumed via baby food. (Nemours, March 2021)
  • Find resources related to identifying and preventing human trafficking. (Texas Health & Human Services Commission, accessed April 21, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, April 15

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

  • Consider economic conditions and poverty rates in 2019, before the start of the pandemic. (Congressional Research Service, April 13, 2021)
  • Read about potential but expected vaccine side effects. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 16, 2021)
  • Learn about the wildflowers of Texas. (Texas Highways, accessed April 14, 2021)
  • Review the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2021. (Office of the Director of National Intelligence, April 9, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, April 8

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

  • Review an analysis of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund that was included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. (Council of State Governments, accessed April 7, 2021)
  • Explore the water safety and quality guide from Consumer Reports. (Consumer Reports, updated April 2, 2021)
  • Read about efforts to combat aquatic invasive species in Texas. (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, April 7, 2021)
  • Find lists of judges and clerks in Texas by county. (Office of Court Administration, accessed April 7, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, April 1

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

  • Review provisional 2020 mortality data for the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 31, 2021)
  • Consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected plastic bag bans in the U.S. (Stateliness, March 30, 2021)
  • Find education and academic resources for online learning. (LLRX.com, March 31, 2021)
  • Read about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the workload of mothers. (Brookings Institution, March 30, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 25

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

  • Read about ways Supreme Court justices' tenure may be modified. (Congressional Research Service, March 24, 2021)
  • Consider whether drone surveillance without a warrant could violate the Fourth Amendment. (Cato Institute, March 24, 2021)
  • Explore new features of Congress.gov. (Library of Congress, March 22, 2021)
  • Discover land-grant universities across the nation. (National Institute of Food and Agriculture, accessed March 25, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 18

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

  • Explore the economic impact of small airports all over Texas. (Texas Department of Transportation, ©2020)
  • Review minimum wage state by state. (Pew Research Center, March 12, 2021)
  • See governors' education proposals according to their State of the State addresses. (Education Commission of the States, 2021)
  • Read the 2020 Internet Crime Report. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, March 17, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 11

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

  • Read about methods some states use to identify early signs of local economic distress. (Pew Research Center, March 4, 2021)
  • See recommendations for what to do once you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 9, 2021)
  • Consider how absentee voting affected the 2020 election. (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, March 2021)
  • Review examples of defensive gun use that suggest the benefits of fewer restrictions on gun ownership. (The Heritage Foundation, March 10, 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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 4

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

  • Review tips to help stop robocalls and robotexts. (Federal Communications Commission, March 2, 2021)
  • Explore state-by-state information related to vaccine distribution for people with disabilities. (Johns Hopkins University, accessed March 3, 2021)
  • Read about how census data delays could affect elections in 2022. (Politico, March 1, 2021)
  • Note that the USDA has issued a disaster designation for 23 counties in Texas related to the severe winter weather in February. (Office of the Texas Governor, March 3, 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.

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