September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Top News

  • Howard Schultz, Former Starbucks Chief, Won’t Run for President in 2020. New York Times
  • The 2020 Congressional-Retirement Tracker. The Atlantic
  • Hurricane Dorian crashes into Outer Banks in North Carolina. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Trump Administration Expedites Challenge to California on Auto-Emission Rules. Wall Street Journal
  • Retired public lands officials criticize Trump plan for move. Associated Press
  • Climate Change Is Making the Affordable Housing Crunch Worse. Stateline
  • EPA Expects Lead-Free Plumbing Rule by End of Year. Bloomberg Environment

Indian Affairs

  • Cherokee Nation Names First Delegate To Congress. NPR
  • The Native American Presidential Forum: Tribal voices matter. Indian Country Today
  • Federal ruling hands authority over land to Keetoowah tribe. Associated Press
  • Labor

    • As Grass-Roots Labor Activism Rises, Will Unions Take Advantage? New York Times
    • National Labor Relations Board’s independent contractor ruling called ’employer friendly.’ Construction Dive
    • California Bill Expanding Gig Workers’ Rights Expected to Pass Despite Pushback From Uber, Lyft. LA Times
    • UAW picks GM as bargaining target, workers authorize strikes. Associated Press

    Taxation & Trade

    • Markets Soar on News of China Talks, but Hopes for Progress Are Low. New York Times
    • Companies in U.S. Blame Trade for 10,488 Job Cuts in August. Bloomberg
    • Powell: Fed ‘not forecasting or expecting a recession.’ Politico
    • Modest August Job Growth Shows Economy Expanding, but Slowly. Wall Street Journal
    • Brexit: Parliament Rejects Boris Johnson’s Call For New Elections. NPR


    • Connected Cars Race to Market, Raising Cybersecurity Fears. KQED
    • Google parent Alphabet moves into infrastructure investing. Smart Cities Dive
    • Who’s Ready for the Electric Moped Moment? CityLab
    • States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes. Wall Street Journal

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    • Infrastructure Funding Policy Looms Over Congressional Fall Schedule. Transport Topics
    • Amtrak concedes negligence in catastrophic 2017 derailment south of Tacoma. Northwest News Network
    • States With the Most Cost-Efficient Highways. Route Fifty
    • APTA calls for late-night transit to help service-sector workers. Smart Cities Dive
    • This Is What a Transportation Revolution Looks Like. CityLab
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