April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

Top News

  • DNC sets process to upend presidential primaries. Axios
  • C.I.A. Director Airs Concern That Putin Might Turn to Nuclear Weapons. New York Times
  • Administration extends public health emergency for 90 days. Roll Call
  • Democrats’ redistricting gains hit a roadblock: The Supreme Court. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Battle over carbon capture as tool to fight climate change. Associated Press
  • Gas Prices Force Biden Into an Unlikely Embrace of Fossil Fuels. New York Times
  • California regulators to update vehicle emission requirements as state seeks to spur EV transition. Smart Cities Dive
  • Pacific Gas & Electric to pay $55 million over massive wildfires. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • OHSU celebrates new federal funding for Native American healthcare program. KATU
  • $46 Million Announced to Combat Impacts of Climate Change in Tribal Communities. Native News
  • Native American economy leads rural communities. NPR
  • Census undercount risks funding for Native American reservations. Roll Call


  • Why the labor board wants to free ‘captive’ workers from bosses’ messaging. Reuters
  • Starbucks Prepares to Expand Worker Benefits That Might Exclude Unionized Staff. Wall Street Journal
  • A New Legal Tactic to Protect Workers’ Pay. New York Times
  • Federal Agencies Get Guidance on Easing Worker Labor Organizing. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • Should the wealthy pay taxes on expensive art and wine? Joe Biden thinks so. Here’s how it would work. USA Today
  • In Long Term, China Trade Challenge Will “Eclipse” Today’s Russia Crisis, Says U.S. Trade Czar. Vanity Fair
  • Manchin Blames White House, Fed for Slow Response to Inflation. Bloomberg
  • Shipping Stocks Will Sink as U.S. Consumers, China Lose Ballast. Wall Street Journal


  • Behind closed doors, progressives fighting ‘Big Tech’ work with anti-trans group. Politico
  • Tech’s immigration headache isn’t going away. Axios
  • Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43B. The Hill
  • Bird pilot aims to give NYC wheelchair users reliable and fast transport options. Smart Cities Dive

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Biden is Doubling Down on a Push to Roll Back Single-Family Zoning Laws. Route Fifty
  • CDC extends travel mask requirement to May 3 as COVID rises. Associated Press
  • FTA exploring ways to use transit buses to generate power during natural disasters. Mass Transit
  • Biden Administration Plays Up Billions for Rural Infrastructure. Route Fifty
  • Why ‘Vision Zero’ Hit a Wall. Blomberg City Lab

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