July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

Top News

  • Acosta to Resign as Labor Secretary Over Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal. New York Times
  • Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn’t. Associated Press
  • Trump Opts for Federal Records Analysis Over Citizenship Question on 2020 Census. Route Fifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • 24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars. New York Times
  • PG&E Knew for Years Its Lines Could Spark Wildfires, and Didn’t Fix Them. Wall Street Journal
  • EPA Clarifies Its Enforcement Relationship With States. Bloomberg BNA

Indian Affairs

  • Sioux City’s Orpheum to host presidential candidate forum on Native American issues in August. Sioux City Journal
  • Proposal would repeal US laws that hurt Native Americans. Associated Press
  • Wyoming Lawmakers Consider Allowing Tribal IDs For Voter Registration. Wyoming Public Media


  • Unemployment Is Low, but That’s Only Part of the Story. New York Times
  • NLRB’s Emanuel Should Sit Out McDonald’s Case, Leaked Records Say. Bloomberg Law
  • AFL-CIO leadership: the two women vying to be America’s top labor official. The Guardian
  • GE Union Workers Reject New Labor Deal. Wall Street Journal
  • A $15 minimum wage could lift 1.3 million out of poverty — and cost 1.3 million jobs. Vox
  • Amazon invests $700 million to retrain a third of its US workforce by 2025. TechCrunch

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump administration launches unfair trade practices probe of French tech tax. Politico
  • White House Touts Help For Poor Areas — But Questions Endure Over Who’ll Benefit. NPR
  • China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war. Associated Press


  • Ohio driverless vehicle test-track, touted as industry’s biggest, now open. Cleaveland.com
  • This Lidar Is So Cheap It Could Make Self-Driving A Reality. Wired
  • What Will Local Government Look Like in Space? Route Fifty
  • Ford and VW Agree to Share Costs of Self-Driving and Electric Cars. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It. The Atlantic
  • Complete Streets bill introduced in Congress. Smart Cities Dive
  • Key Senators Pledge to Move on Federal Highway Bill This Summer. Route Fifty
  • DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains. Progressive Railroading
  • Cities Need Affordable Housing, but Builders Want Big Profits. Can It Work? New York Times
  • Public Transit Agencies Think Rewards Programs Can Bring Back Riders. Wired
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