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Current Articles & Research Resources, January 25, 2024

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

  • Explore by state the number of state lawmakers who are women. (ProPublica, January 11, 2024)
  • Consider whether remote work boosts growth in productivity. (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, January 16, 2024)
  • Read about the surveillance economy. (Consumer Reports, January 2024)
  • Follow updates on respiratory illnesses in Texas. (Texas Department of State Health Services, accessed January 24, 2024)

 

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, January 18, 2024

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

  • Read about how tall front ends of vehicles may affect pedestrian safety. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, November 14, 2023)
  • Explore an online field guide to police surveillance technologies. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, accessed January 17, 2024)
  • Consider the findings of a survey of registered voters related to crime and public safety. (Center for American Progress, December 2023)
  • Follow press releases from the Texas Military Department. (Texas Military Department, accessed January 17, 2024)

 

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, January 11, 2024

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

  • Review and compare tax systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, January 2024)
  • Consider the implications of absenteeism in primary and secondary schools. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, September 12, 2023)
  • Read about the presence of plastic chemicals — phthalates — in food. (Consumer Reports, January 4, 2024)
  • Search the PLUM Book, a database of federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. federal government. (U.S. Office of Personnel Management, accessed January 10, 2024)

 

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, January 4, 2024

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

  • Try the new sales tax rate locator. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, accessed December 20, 2023)
  • Consider the new SEC (U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission) rule requiring publicly owned companies operating in the U.S. to disclose cybersecurity incidents such as data breaches within 96 hours. (TechCrunch, December 18, 2023)
  • Read about the history of blasphemy laws in the U.S. (In Custodia Legis, December 19, 2023)
  • Explore the state judicial retirement plans database. (National Center for State Courts, updated December 2023)

 

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 14, 2023

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

  • Review state policy considerations related to disaster risk and resilience. (National Conference of State Legislatures, updated November 29, 2023)
  • Explore the U.S. Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Database. (U.S. Geological Survey, updated November 2023)
  • Track which federal agencies have met federal law and guidance requirements for implementing AI use. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, December 12, 2023)
  • Read about which states are making population gains from internal migration. (U.S. News & World Report, December 5, 2023)

 

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 7, 2023

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

  • Explore perspectives 60 years after the JFK tragedy in Dallas. (The Medallion, Fall 2023)
  • Track the flu in your area. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated December 1, 2023)
  • Review holiday fire safety tips. (National Fire Protection Association, accessed December 5, 2023)
  • Consider state-level laws related to paid sick leave. (Economic Policy Institute, November 2, 2023)

 

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 30, 2023

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

  • Explore transportation noise from planes, trains, and traffic by map. (U.S. Department of Transportation, accessed November 29, 2023)
  • Get winter weather preparedness tips. (Texas Department of Insurance, last updated November 21, 2023)
  • Consider which methods consumers prefer to use to make payments. (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, updated August 3, 2023)
  • Review recent cannabis law and legislation by state. (National Conference of State Legislatures, updated November 9, 2023)

 

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 16, 2023

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

  • Read the recently published code of conduct for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. (U.S. Supreme Court, November 13, 2023)
  • Find information on the GLO’s recent 2021 Winter Storms Action Plan. (Texas General Land Office, November 6, 2023)
  • Explore how the rule of law has fared in countries all over the world. (World Justice Project, accessed November 15, 2023)
  • Review Oil and Gas Regulation and Cleanup Fund reports. (Railroad Commission of Texas, accessed November 15, 2023)

 

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 9, 2023

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

  • See election results for the November 7 constitutional amendments election. (Texas Secretary of State, accessed November 8, 2023)
  • Consider concerns related to data brokers selling data on U.S. military personnel and veterans. (Cyber Policy Program at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, November 2023)
  • Review a recently-updated report on state laws relating to abortion. (Congressional Research Service, October 24, 2023)
  • Explore the recently updated FOIA.gov. (U.S. Department of Justice, accessed November 7, 2023)

 

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 2, 2023

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

  • Explore the origins of and resources related to daylight saving time. (National Conference of State Legislatures, October 30, 2023)
  • Review season dates for the 2023-2024 hunting season. (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, accessed November 1, 2023)
  • Consider the need for uncensored data and debate related to COVID-19 restrictions. (The Heritage Foundation, October 31, 2023)
  • Find a compilation of state licensed lawyer databases. (LLRX, October 31, 2023)

 

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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