May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Top News

  • Pelosi unveils $3 trillion coronavirus relief plan amid squeeze from left and right. Politico
  • House poised to adopt historic changes allowing remote voting during pandemic. Washington Post
  • Democrats Weigh Options For Summer Convention. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • National Parks Start to Reopen. Wall Street Journal
  • States, tribe seek to suspend coal sales on US lands. Associated Press
  • Falling diesel use makes U.S. oil industry ‘like the snake biting its own tail.’ Reuters
  • For Firefighters Battling Wildfires, Coronavirus Adds New Risks to Already Dangerous Job. Route Fifty

Indian Affairs

  • Federal Watchdog to Examine Official’s Role in Tribal Fund Distribution. New York Times
  • Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country. Associated Press
  • Native American tribe says sovereignty allows checkpoints. Associated Press


  • US automakers, set to reopen factories Monday, wait and watch on word from Mexico. CNBC
  • Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever. Washington Post
  • Virus Downturn Will Further Strain Troubled Public Pension Funds. Route Fifty
  • New era of city workforce development implores virtual strategies. SmartCitiesDive

Taxation & Trade

  • Pass-Through Tax Becoming the Latest SALT Cap Workaround Trend. Bloomberg Tax
  • Demand for Small-Business Loans Cools. Wall Street Journal
  • What Tax Policy Might Look Like in the Era of Covid-19. Route Fifty
  • Trump says doesn’t want to talk to Xi, could even cut China ties. Reuters


  • Alphabet Calls It Quits on Toronto’s Smart Future. Governing
  • Pandemic spells uncertain future for bikes and scooters as mobility services confront new realities. GeekWire
  • Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla’s Factory. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • House spending bill would boost transit, Amtrak, highways. Roll Call
  • APTA seeks extra $24B to support agencies ‘hemorrhaging money.’ SmartCitiesDive
  • How Will Americans Commute After Lockdowns End? CityLab
  • CDC Issues Tools To Guide Reopening Of Schools, Businesses, Transit. NPR

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