June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

Top News

  • Protests Continue Despite Curfews Across The Country. NPR
  • Democrats offer $494 billion transport bill targeting economy, climate. Roll Call
  • Trump signs revamp of small business aid into law but problems loom. Politico
  • Coronavirus cases spike in Texas, Oregon and Arizona. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

Indian Affairs

  • Navajo Nation Stymied By CARES Act Restrictions. NPR
  • DOT Finalizes Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes. Transport Topics
  • Vote-by-mail systems could offer challenges for Native Americans. CBS News
  • An opportunity to close Indian Country’s digital divide is expiring. High Country News
  • On Tribal Lands, a Time to Make Art for Solace and Survival. New York Times


  • Surprise unemployment drop sparks debate over how fast the economy will rally. Politico
  • Explainer: No one really knows how many Americans need unemployment benefits. Reuters
  • How Many U.S. Workers Have Lost Jobs During Coronavirus Pandemic? There Are Several Ways to Count. Wall Street Journal
  • Government Falls into a Recession and Job Cuts Soar. Governing

Taxation & Trade

  • Fed Expands Municipal Bond Program, Opening Door to Some Smaller Cities. New York Times
  • Lighthizer Says He Feels ‘Very Good’ About Phase One China Deal. Bloomberg
  • Democratic-led U.S. House panel opposes any U.S. trade deal with Brazil. Reuters


  • Self-driving cars could only prevent a third of U.S. crashes: study. Reuters
  • CivStart, Govlaunch partner to better foster P3s. SmartCitiesDive
  • Snap Says It Will No Longer Promote Trump’s Account. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • House Dems unveil $494B transportation infrastructure bill. SmartCitiesDive
  • USDOT announced $891M for transit infrastructure projects. Transportation Today
  • Trump executive order aims to speed permits for infrastructure. Roll Call
  • Majority surveyed won’t ride transit after the pandemic, report says. Progressive Railroading
  • The Racial Injustice of American Highways. CityLab

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