August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Top News

  • White House, Dem leaders make one last try on coronavirus relief deal. Politico
  • 300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways From The Newest COVID-19 Projections. NPR
  • Trump, Facing Headwinds in Ohio, Talks Up Economy in Campaign Swing. New York Times
  • Biden VP race is highly fluid days before expected pick. The Hill
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump Signs Landmark Land Conservation Bill. New York Times
  • Congress under pressure as states lift electricity shut-off bans during coronavirus crisis. Washington Post
  • Biden’s clean energy push resonates in Senate battlegrounds. Axios
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Staves Off Shutdown in Mixed Ruling. Bloomberg

Indian Affairs

  • A Historic Supreme Court Ruling Upends Courts in Oklahoma. New York Times
  • Native American Family In Oregon Survives COVID-19 Battle. WBUR
  • Mississippi’s only federally recognized Native American tribe bears brunt of state’s outbreak. PBS NewsHour


  • Lapse in Extra Unemployment Benefits to Hurt U.S. Recovery, Economists Say. Wall Street Journal
  • New Unemployment Claims Decline, but Remain ‘Alarmingly High.’ New York Times
  • ‘We’re Risking Our Lives’: Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay. NPR
  • Public Pensions Rally in Chaotic Stock Market, But Bigger Bills Still Coming for Governments. Route Fifty

Taxation & Trade

  • Trump Reinstates Tariff on Canadian Aluminum. New York Times
  • Growth in Container Port Capacity to Contract as Trade Declines. Wall Street Journal
  • Democrats introduce bill to give the Federal Reserve a new mission: Ending racial inequality. Washington Post
  • Short on Money, Cities Around the World Try Making Their Own. Bloomberg CityLab


Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Key Democrats pledge support for more federal aid for transit. Washington Post
  • As Transit Systems Brace For Cuts, the Last Recession Is a Warning. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Highway work at risk as Congress considers next recovery bill. Roll Call
  • High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space. Governing
  • TRB Webinar: Public Transit Ridership Trends. TRB

Sign up for the Weekly Trek

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.