April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

Top News

  • 5 top takeaways from Biden’s American Families Plan. Washington Post
  • As Influx of Aid Nears, Some Spending Principles For States and Localities to Consider. RouteFifty
  • Big Government Is Back, And 3 Other Takeaways From Biden’s Address To Congress. NPR
  • Coronavirus cases are finally falling. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Water bill may open spigot for Biden infrastructure plan. Associated Press
  • Administration Takes Step 1 For California to Blaze the Greenhouse Gas Vehicle Standard Trail. National Law Review
  • Graham to vote with Democrats to reverse Trump methane rule. The Hill
  • People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere. New York Times
  • Environmental Justice Rises to the Forefront of EPA Policy. JD Supra

Indian Affairs

  • U.S. Interior Dept. moves to restore Native American land. Reuters
  • Biden reversed Trump on the Keystone XL pipeline. Native American groups want more. NBC News
  • Navajo students describe pandemic struggles to Jill Biden. ABC News
  • A Call to Return Land to Tribal Nations Grows Stronger. Mother Jones


  • Biden DOL Explores Redo of Obama Union-Avoidance Reporting Rule. Bloomberg Law
  • Biden’s labor secretary says gig workers should be considered employees. Vox
  • U.S. Unemployment Claims Fell to 553,000 in Latest Week. Wall Street Journal
  • US regulator says Amazon’s union victory in Alabama could be overturned. New York Post

Taxation & Trade

  • Pelosi defends Biden’s proposed tax increases. Politico
  • US to keep China’s trade-deal performance under the microscope. South China Morning Post
  • New Biden official charged with enforcing and expanding ‘Buy American’. Politico
  • Biden seeks increases in income and capital gains taxes for wealthy to pay for $1.8 trillion ‘families plan’. USA Today


  • $2 trillion can build a lot of infrastructure. But can the U.S. secure it? Politico
  • Get Ready For A Shortage Of iPads And MacBooks. NPR
  • The world regulates Big Tech while U.S. dithers. Axios
  • NLC calls for engagement, proper training for facial recognition tech. Smart Cities Dive
  • FCC Acting Chair Urges States to Nix Local Broadband Restrictions. RouteFifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • U.S. Cities Offer Guideposts for Federal Infrastructure. Government Technology
  • U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak asks Congress for $5.4 billion. Reuters
  • Here’s how U.S. infrastructure compares to the rest of the world. Washington Post
  • Just transition needed in transit electrification, labor leaders say. Smart Cities Dive

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