March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Top News

  • 5 Takeaways From the Coronavirus Economic Relief Package. New York Times
  • Explainer: What’s in the U.S. coronavirus aid bill that just passed Congress? Reuters
  • Biden Won Tuesday’s Primaries As Voters Embraced Voting By Mail. FiveThirtyEight
  • Democratic House Incumbent Ousted By Progressive Challenger In Illinois Primary. NPR
  • Tulsi Gabbard suspends presidential campaign, endorses Biden. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Expect a Soggy U.S. Flood Season, but Less Severe Than Last Year’s. New York Times
  • Coronavirus outbreak may speed decline of US coal sector. S&P Global
  • As virus shuts down cities in Europe, pollution drops. Associated Press

Indian Affairs

  • Tribes Expect Little Help in Fight to Protect Elders From Coronavirus. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Tribal Programs That Prepare For Public Health Crises Readying For Coronavirus. NPR
  • Native American tribe takes trailblazing steps to fight Covid-19 outbreak. The Guardian


  • Who Qualifies for Paid Leave Under the New Coronavirus Law. New York Times
  • As Coronavirus Spreads, Drivers Face Wary Customers, Temperature Checks. Wall Street Journal
  • Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler join Honda in closing US factories to slow pandemic. The Verge
  • What the Coronavirus Stock Meltdown Could Mean for Pensions. Route Fifty
  • Coronavirus layoffs surge across America, overwhelming unemployment offices. Politico

Taxation & Trade

  • States and Cities Face the Prospect of Severe Budget Shortfalls. Governing
  • Fed Ramps Up Bond Buying, Indicating Much Larger Purchases Are Likely. Wall Street Journal
  • Treasury delays tax filing deadline to July 15. The Hill


  • Coronavirus Shows There’s Still No Such Thing as a Totally Human-Free Self-Driving Car. The Verge
  • What the coronavirus reveals about the digital divide between schools and communities. Brookings Institution
  • Uber shares soar after CEO says enough cash to ride out coronavirus crisis. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • As Ridership and Revenues Plunge, Transit Agencies Seek Financial Aid. Route Fifty
  • No Bus Service. Crowded Trains. Transit Systems Struggle With the Virus. New York Times
  • America’s mass transit agencies need a bailout, too. Vox
  • When the World Stops Moving. CityLab

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