January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Top Political News

  • Trump announces deal for government to reopen for three weeks, ending longest shutdown; no money for his border wall. Washington Post
  • Trump Adviser Roger Stone Charged as Part of Mueller Investigation. Wall Street Journal
  • During Shutdown, Mayors Show What Bipartisanship Looks Like. Governing
  • Momentum for earmarks grows with Dem majority. The Hill
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

  • Walden champions forest-thinning bill. E&E News
  • Interior proposal to limit records requests draws challenge. Associated Press
  • Group asks watchdog to investigate recall of furloughed Interior workers. The Hill
  • Shutdown shoves aside budget, lands and tax bills. E&E News
  • Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws. Wired
  • Most Americans now worry about climate change—and want to fix it. National Geographic

Indian Affairs

  • Trump exempts most tribes from Medicaid work rules. Politico
  • Sen. Murray visits Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe to discuss shutdown impact. K5News
  • Native American Leader: ‘A Wall Is Not The Answer.’ NPR
  • Shutdown Poses Risk to Health Care. Wall Street Journal


  • Los Angeles teachers approve contract, end strike. Associated Press
  • High court asked to settle question of loss causation. Pensions & Investments
  • A State Pension Proposal That Promises Near-Term Savings, But Higher Future Costs. Route Fifty
  • Divisions Over Trump Complicate Unions’ Response to Government Shutdown. New York Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Mayors Get an Update on Opportunity Zone Rules. Route Fifty
  • Los Angeles and Other Cities Stash Money to Prepare for a Recession. Wall Street Journal
  • No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington. Foreign Policy
  • Trump won’t soften hardline on China to make trade deal: advisers. Reuters
  • China Regulator Defends Made-in-China 2025, Hopes for Trade Deal. Bloomberg


  • Are Electric Cars Only for the Rich? Sacramento Is Challenging That Notion. New York Times
  • Lyft, Uber reduce bus use 12.7 percent in SF, says study. Curbed
  • Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places. Brookings Institution


  • Congress’s new transportation leader wants to make a deal. Curbed
  • Will There Be an Infrastructure Package This Year? Route Fifty
  • APTA calls on Trump, Congress to open USDOT. Progressive Railroading
  • ‘We’re done’: Shutdown strikes small, midsize and rural transit. Politico
  • L.A. may charge drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion. Los Angeles Times
  • U.S. trucking industry reports highest annual truck tonnage gain in 20 years. Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic. New York Times
  • America’s Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians. CityLab
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