April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

Top News

  • Congress Passes Latest Economic Relief Package to Confront Coronavirus. NPR
  • ‘The political honeymoon may be ending.’ Politico
  • Some States Look to Reopen, but Others Want More Testing First. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump signs immigration order featuring numerous exemptions. Associated Press
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Clean Water Act Covers Groundwater Discharges, Supreme Court Rules. New York Times
  • Pandemic Shutdown Is Speeding Up The Collapse Of Coal. NPR
  • The Truck Industry Bets On the Other Electric Vehicle. Wall Street Journal
  • Utilities forced to adjust pre-pandemic emergency plans. SmartCitiesDive

Indian Affairs

  • US: Alaska Native corporations can get tribal relief funds. Alaska Public Media
  • Hoeven: Senate Confirms Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee as Indian Health Service Director. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Native Americans being left out of US coronavirus data and labelled as ‘other.’ The Guardian
  • Navajo Nation Sees High Rate Of COVID-19 And Contact Tracing Is A Challenge. NPR


  • OSHA Virus Emergency Regulation Not Needed, Labor Chief Says. Bloomberg Law
  • White House readies push to slash regulations as major part of its coronavirus economic recovery plan. Washington Post
  • Jobless Claims by Uber and Lyft Drivers Revive Fight Over Labor Status. NYT
  • Unemployment claims top 26 million 5 weeks into pandemic. Politico

Taxation & Trade

  • McConnell’s State Bankruptcy Remarks Signal Growing Tension Over Federal Aid. Route Fifty
  • Globalization Will Look Very Different After the Coronavirus Pandemic. Foreign Policy
  • Oil prices begin recovery amid pressure to finance the struggling industry. The Hill
  • U.S. Suspends Tariffs for Some Importers Affected by Coronavirus. WSJ


  • Uber launches new delivery services as demand for ride-hailing plummets. The Verge
  • Google to Require All Advertisers to Identify Themselves. Wall Street Journal
  • Would You Sacrifice Your Privacy to Get Out of Quarantine? The Atlantic

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Bipartisan senators announce $19.5B water infrastructure proposal. The Hill
  • Transport workers give low marks to federal virus protection. Roll Call
  • Amtrak projects $700 million loss due to COVID-19. Progressive Railroading
  • Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus. CityLab

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