February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Top Political News

  • Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Bid. New York Times
  • Trump accepts invitation from Pelosi to deliver State of the Union on Feb. 5. Washington Post
  • Democrats Pick Georgia’s Stacey Abrams To Give Response To Trump’s State Of The Union. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

  • PG&E must deal with problem that bankruptcy won’t end: fires. Associated Press
  • Senate lines up major national parks, federal lands bill for potential vote. The Hill
  • With rise of electric vehicles, a new foreign energy dependence looms. Houston Chronicle
  • With More Electric and Hybrid Cars on the Road, States Increase Fees. Governing
  • As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment. Los Angeles Times

Indian Affairs

  • Native American Tribes Gaining Recognition For Timber And Forestry Practices. KLCC
  • Sen. Murkowski keeps promise to Heidi Heitkamp, reintroduces Savanna’s Act. Indian Country Today
  • Washington Lawmaker Unveils New Bill To Address Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women. Northwest News Network


  • Contractor or Employee? NLRB May Tackle Question With Rule. Bloomberg Law
  • Watchdog probes Trump administration over changes to labor rules. The Hill
  • Panel puts brakes on efforts to unionize Disney Lyft drivers. Associated Press
  • U.S. job growth jumps; unemployment rate rises to 4.0 percent. Reuters
  • The Places Most Likely to See Jobs Disrupted by Automation. Route Fifty

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Herman Cain, Marvin Goodfriend Being Considered for Fed Governor. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Optimistic on Trade Deal With China, but May Keep Tariffs Anyway. New York Times
  • Pressure Builds to Pass Tax Extenders With Filing Season Underway. Bloomberg BNA
  • U.S. to withdraw from nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, says Russian violations render the Cold War agreement moot. Washington Post


  • Mayors Eye Two-Pronged Attack on FCC’s Preemptive 5G Order. Route Fifty
  • Uber Wants to Be Your One-Stop Transit Stop. CityLab
  • The Cost of Self-Driving Cars Will Be the Biggest Barrier to Their Adoption. Harvard Business Review
  • As I.P.O. Approaches, Lyft’s Chief Is Nudged Into the Spotlight. New York Times
  • Scooter injuries are a thing, and they’re sending people to the ER. The Verge
  • Why Technology Hasn’t Fixed the Housing Crisis. New York Times


  • First House infrastructure hearing to highlight costs of delay. Roll Call
  • House bill would allow states to count fed loans toward infrastructure financing share. Progressive Railroading
  • ‘Mobility’ Is Starting to Get the Attention It Deserves. Governing
  • Los Angeles is Now Offering Car Rides to Metro Stations. Wired
  • Federal Transit Funding Is on Track to Dry Up in 2021. Yes, Cities Are Worried. CityLab
  • Freight Railroads Record Progress on PTC Implementation, AAR Says. Transport Topics
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