March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

Top News

  • 49 killed at mosques in ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days.’ Associated Press
  • Beto announces bid for president. Politico
  • What Trump proposed in his 2020 budget. Washington Post
  • Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto. New York Times
  • House Votes Almost Unanimously For Public Release Of Mueller Report. National Public Radio
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Trump signs major public lands, conservation bill into law. AP
  • Senate Committee holds hearing on outdoor recreation infrastructure. Boating Industry
  • The organic food industry is booming, and that may be bad for consumers. Washington Post
  • Senate GOP expected to force vote on Green New Deal in March. The Hill
  • 2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms. Los Angeles Times
  • Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water. New York Times
  • School climate strikes draw thousands to the streets in cities around the globe. Washington Post

Indian Affairs


  • Uber will pay $20 million to settle lawsuits over question of whether drivers are employees. Los Angeles Times
  • AFL-CIO criticizes Green New Deal, calling it ‘not achievable or realistic.’ Washington Post
  • UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers. Associated Press
  • Labor Secretary’s @POTUS Tweets Raise Ethics Fears in Department. Bloomberg
  • Transit unions want protections against AV workforce impacts. Smart Cities Dive

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Lawmakers Press Treasury Secretary Mnuchin for Opportunity Zones Oversight. Route Fifty
  • Trump’s World Bank Nominee Tries to Distance Himself From the President. New York Times
  • White House on collision course with Democrats over labor issues in new NAFTA. Politico
  • Massachusetts legislators mull gas tax indexing. Boston Herald


  • USDOT launches council to support emerging transportation tech. Smart Cities Dive
  • At SXSW, Sen. Amy Klobuchar pitches new tax for Big Tech profits on consumer data. Chron
  • SXSW 2019: A Governor and a Mayor Discuss the Future of Data. Governing

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • President’s FY20 budget proposal a mixed bag for transportation. Mass Transit
  • U.S. transport chief: ‘tight time frame’ for $1 trillion infrastructure boost. Reuters
  • Transportation Officials Seek Flexible Federal Infrastructure Funding. Route Fifty
  • Committee Probe Of Trump Organization Could Derail Infrastructure Talks. National Public Radio
  • FAA, still suffering from shutdown, now takes reputation hit after Boeing crash. Washington Post
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