July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Top News

  • Mnuchin Expects New Stimulus Deal by End of July. Wall Street Journal
  • How the Trump administration backpedaled on its threats to cut school funding. Politico
  • Trump Taxes Likely Going to Manhattan D.A., But Maybe Few Others. Bloomberg
  • Supreme Court Rules State ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws Constitutional. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Is This the End of New Pipelines? New York Times
  • U.N. chief urges end to coal financing to spur clean energy shift. Reuters
  • Wall Street giants plan more active role in climate fight. Axios
  • US localities signed 335 renewable energy deals since 2015: report. SmartCitiesDive
  • Trump Administration Seeks to Block Settlement Between Sierra Club and Michigan Utility. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma. New York Times
  • Judge halts virus relief funding for Alaska Native corporations. Associated Press
  • Tribes enter key wildfire time with coronavirus looming large. The Oregonian


Taxation & Trade

  • As Chinese Trade Surpluses Persist, So Will Risk of Trade Wars. Wall Street Journal
  • An Unusual Pair, Trump and Lopez Obrador Reboot U.S.-Mexico Relations. Bloomberg
  • Trump administration bars international college students if their school’s classes are all online. Politico
  • Data Raises Questions About Who Benefited From PPP Loans. NPR


  • Local Rollout of Contact Tracing Apps Can Help Combat Skepticism, Experts Say. Route Fifty
  • Uber’s name-your-price feature for drivers hits Bay Area. San Francisco Chronicle
  • U.S. government may finalize ban on federal contractors using equipment from Huawei this week. TechCrunch

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • ‘Time Is Always Money’: Pandemic Lockdowns Hasten Infrastructure Work. New York Times
  • Reeling from the loss of gas tax revenue during pandemic, states are deferring billions of dollars of transportation projects. Washington Post
  • To rebuild life after COVID, start with infrastructure. SmartCitiesDive
  • The Bay Area’s Transit Dilemma: Too Many Agencies, Not Enough Riders. Bloomberg CityLab

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