May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Top News

  • White House’s Social Distancing Guidelines Will Be ‘Fading Out,’ Trump Says. NPR
  • Biden Denies Tara Reade’s Assault Allegation: ‘This Never Happened.’ New York Times
  • Pelosi eyes House return in two weeks. Politico
  • Which States Are Reopening, Which Remain on Lockdown, and Why. Wired
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Here’s How Coronavirus Could Raise Cities’ Risk for Climate Disasters. New York Times
  • Solar and Wind Cheapest Sources of Power in Most of the World. Bloomberg Green
  • Global GHG emissions could fall 8% in 2020 amid pandemic: IEA. SmartCitiesDive

Indian Affairs

  • Native tribes still haven’t received the stimulus relief money they were promised. Vox
  • Rule makes small casinos eligible for Paycheck Protection Program. Arizona Public Media
  • Federal judge temporarily halts Treasury from issuing COVID-19 emergency funds to Alaska Native corporations. Anchorage Daily News


  • Essential Workers Plan May Day Strikes; Others Demand End To COVID-19 Lockdowns. NPR
  • The new normal: 8 ways the coronavirus crisis is changing construction. ConstructionDive
  • UAW opposes early May restart to auto production. Detroit News
  • Democrat Wants Job-Training Funds to Top Great Recession Level. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • IRS: Companies who receive PPP loans will not qualify for tax deductions. The Hill
  • Trump threatens new tariffs on China in retaliation for coronavirus. Reuters
  • As gas tax revenues fall, expect road maintenance delays. AgriPulse
  • Federal Reserve Expands Business-Lending Program. Wall Street Journal


  • Transportation Electrification Partnership proposes $150B federal stimulus package. SmartCitiesDive
  • Jeff Bezos is being called to testify before Congress over ‘misleading’ statements from Amazon. The Verge
  • Delivery Robots Aren’t Ready—When They Could Be Needed Most. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure

Sign up for the Weekly Trek

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.