February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

Top News

  • 5 Takeaways From the New Hampshire Primary. New York Times
  • Trump to Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget With Big Safety-Net Cuts. Wall Street Journal
  • Senate Approves Legislation To Limit President’s War Powers Against Iran. NPR
  • Justice Dept. drops probe of ex-FBI official McCabe, a top Trump target. Reuters
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House passes Protecting America’s Wilderness Act. The Hill
  • Trump’s Path to Weaker Fuel Efficiency Rules May Lead to a Dead End. New York Times
  • Energy Markets Need Winter, and Climate Change Is Taking It Away. Bloomberg

Indian Affairs

  • ‘Frustrated’: Tribes finally get hearing with National Archives about Sand Point facility closure. Seattle Times 
  • North Dakota Tribes Score Key Voting Rights Victory. New York Times
  • U.S. Indian Health Service Doctor Indicted on Charges of Sexual Abuse. Wall Street Journal


  • Judge denies Uber, Postmates request to halt AB5 enforcement. San Francisco Chronicle
  • Unions Start 2020 Strong With Small but Well-Paying Contracts. Bloomberg Law
  • Nevada’s powerful Culinary Union declines to endorse a 2020 candidate. Politico

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. Weighs Higher Tariff Ceilings in Bid for More Sway Over WTO. Bloomberg
  • Trump’s Tariff Threats Are Tested by Europe’s Record Trade Surplus. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump administration eyes permanent tax cuts, 10% middle class tax cuts: Kudlow. Reuters
  • Trump’s Fed nomination in doubt after ‘very aggressive’ hearing. Politico


  • Draft of bipartisan driverless car bill offered by House panel. Roll Call
  • It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars? Vox
  • How Cities Lost Control of the Urban Tech Revolution. Governing
  • Uber and Lyft’s Financials Reveal Two Ride-Hailing Strategies. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposes $1T Of Total Infrastructure Investment. AASHTO Journal
  • San Francisco bans most cars from Market Street. Will other California cities follow? LA Times
  • States Take the Reins in Resilience Planning. Route Fifty
  • Personal car use to decline 10% by 2030: study. Smart Cities Dive

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