March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

Top Political News

  • Forming A 385-Mile Human Wall, And 5 Other Ways Women Are Changing The World. NPR
  • Bill Shine Resigns as White House Message Chief. New York Times
  • House Passes Election Overhaul Package. Wall Street Journal
  • Manafort gets 47 months in prison for financial fraud. Politico
  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he intends to leave his post at the end of Trump’s term. Washington Post
  • Why Did Four Top Democrats Just Say No to 2020? New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • White House presses automakers to back fuel-efficiency rollback. Washington Post
  • Interior approved $250M to keep parks open during shutdown. The Hill
  • Uber and Lyft IPOs to usher in new wave of climate pressure. Axios
  • Counties Push for Sustainable Public Lands Payment Programs. Route Fifty

Indian Affairs

  • First Native American Congresswoman presides over House. The Hill
  • Indian Health Service Head to Face Questions on Failure to Stop Doctor Who Abused Patients. Wall Street Journal
  • Limited School Choice For Native Americans; Oakland Teachers Reach Deal To End Strike. NPR


  • U.S. Economy Loses Steam, Adding Only 20,000 Jobs Last Month. NPR
  • Labor Department Seeks to Make More Eligible for Overtime. New York Times
  • Labor Department Set to Propose Rule on Joint Employment. Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. companies get green light on controversial pension payouts. Pensions & Investments

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Ivey calls special session to consider Alabama gas tax increase.
  • Short-line tax credit included in proposed tax extenders bill. Progressive Railroading
  • The Problem With Opportunity Zones. Governing
  • U.S.-China Trade Deal Isn’t Imminent So No Summit Date Set, Envoy Says. Wall Street Journal


  • Uber Not Criminally Liable In Death Of Woman Hit By Self-Driving Car, Prosecutor Says. National public Radio
  • How Bird plans to blanket the world with electric scooters without going bankrupt. The Verge
  • Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon. New York Times
  • Philadelphia Is First U.S. City to Ban Cashless Stores. Wall Street Journal

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Bill Seen as Difficult to Pass Amid Funding Disputes. Bloomberg
  • Congress Signals Potential for Infrastructure Bill as Stakeholders Call for Sustainable Funding. Transport Topics
  • Muni Bonds Enjoy Historic Run Despite Tax Overhaul. Wall Street Journal
  • 5 ways Congress may try to fix the Highway Trust Fund. Roll Call
  • Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Approach Highest Number in Nearly 30 Years, Study Shows. New York Times
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