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Contemporary policy issues in the State of Texas : a series of policy analyses
This report is a combination of individual policy analyses on food deserts, groundwater management, teenage pregnancy, and transportation capacity in the State of Texas. Additionally, an analysis on the gender pay gap ...
The unlikely success of green power in America’s reddest state, and its uncertain future
This narrative chronicles the development of the utility scale wind industry in Texas from the perspective of the people who made it possible. It also looks ahead at the challenges facing the most mature green power sector ...
City of Austin’s data culture still under construction
Most open government initiatives across the United States focus on transparency, where local governments publish information online about its operations. By giving people access to the data used to run government operations, ...
A policy analysis of community college funding in Texas
The purpose of this investigation was to analyze the public policy guiding the funding of community colleges in Texas. In essence, the history of community college funding from 1942 to 2006 has been documented. Specifically, ...
The effects of the Texas school property tax abatement program on public school finance
This report explores the relationship between school property tax abatements, property wealth, and industrial firm siting in Texas. Texas adopted its school property tax abatement program, known as Chapter 313, in 2001. ...
Reducing Texas’ prison population through release policy changes
Texas’ prison population has grown rapidly over the last twenty years, tripling in size from 45,000 prisoners to more than 150,000 today. This report looks at ways to reduce the prison population by changing policies ...