April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Top News

  • What we know about the fourth coronavirus relief bill. Vox
  • Democratic National Convention Pushed Back A Month, And The Format May Change. NPR
  • Updating CBO’s Economic Forecast to Account for the Pandemic. The Congressional Budget Office
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards. NPR
  • Trump Pressured to Halt Regulatory Agenda Except for Virus Rules. Bloomberg Law
  • US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic. Associated Press
  • Wind, Solar Farms Are Seen as Havens in Coronavirus Storm. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge. Los Angeles Times
  • Mashpee tribe launches new legal fight to retain reservation. Cape Cod Times
  • Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation. High Country News


  • Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe’s. New York Times
  • Young workers likely to be hard hit as COVID-19 strikes a blow to restaurants and other service sector jobs. Pew Research Center
  • Trump Administration Scales Back Paid Leave in Coronavirus Relief Law. New York Times

Taxation & Trade

  • States, Cities Already Cutting Jobs With Financial Toll Mounting. Bloomberg
  • U.S. officials agree on new ways to control high tech exports to China – sources. Reuters
  • U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in February as Coronavirus Spread. Wall Street Journal
  • White House Stresses Payments Will Come Soon, As Unemployment Soars. NPR


  • Washington State OKs Facial Recognition Law Seen as National Model. Wall Street Journal
  • General Motors, Honda to jointly develop two new electric vehicles. Reuters
  • Google Reveals Location Data to Help Public Health Officials. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • FTA allocates $25 billion in virus aid to transit agencies. Progressive Railroading
  • Pelosi scales back coronavirus infrastructure proposal. The Hill
  • COVID Relief Bill Grants Transit’s Wish — But Some Say Still More Will Be Needed. Next City
  • Trail Group Asks to Convert Roads to Paths for Safer Social Distancing. Gear Junkie
  • They Can’t Afford to Quarantine. So They Brave the Subway. New York Times

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