April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022

Top News

  • Biden heads to Oregon amid controversy over state’s new House seat. Roll Call
  • Participatory budgeting experiments aim to meet residents where they are. Smart Cities Dive
  • Biden announces new “streamlined” process for Ukrainian refugees entering U.S. Axios
  • New Program Aims to Help Rural America Tap More Federal Funding. Route Fifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden administration restores environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects. NPR
  • GSA announces emissions cut milestone in federal buildings. The Hill
  • How Cities Became Accidental Wildlife Havens. Bloomberg City Lab
  • The race to dominate the new battery economy. Axios

Indian Affairs

  • Oregon tribe opposes water release for farmers. Associated Press
  • As One Alaskan Museum Closed, a Native Heritage Center Prospered. New York Times
  • Native Americans facing disenrollment fight to remain with tribes. ABC News
  • Bill Introduced to Make Indian Health Professions Scholarship Tax-Exempt. Native News


  • Apple Store workers in Atlanta are the first to formally seek a union. New York Times
  • DOL Targets Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions. JD Supra
  • Starbucks files first unfair labor practice charges against union backing baristas. Yahoo Finance
  • Retirees’ Re-Entering the Labor Market Isn’t ‘Good for the Economy.’ Wall Street Journal

Taxation & Trade

  • The Trade Fight That Could Doom Biden’s Industrial Policy. American Prospect
  • If Biden’s Plan Is Like a ‘New Deal,’ Why Don’t Voters Care? New York Times
  • Britain targets first state-by-state U.S. trade deals next month. Reuters
  • Florida legislature passes bill repealing Disney special tax status. Washington Post


  • More scrutiny with big tech reduces M&A, says AOL co-founder. CNBC
  • Uber, Lyft drop mask requirements. The Hill
  • Ukraine Sounds Alarm on Chinese Drones, Opening Skies to U.S. Startups. Wall Street Journal
  • Energy Department invests $12 million in cyber technology. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Florida court ruling on national transportation mask mandate creates patchwork of rules. PBS
  • As cities redesign bus networks, planners stress community engagement. Smart Cities Dive
  • Making the Case for State Infrastructure Czars. Route Fifty
  • OP-ED: Earth Day and transit make for perfect partners. Mass Transit

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