May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Top News

  • Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest in Nearly 50 Years as Employers Ramp Up Hiring. Wall Street Journal
  • Pelosi Accuses Barr of Law-Breaking as Democrats’ War With Him Boils Over. New York Times
  • Sen. Michael F. Bennet of Colorado becomes the latest Democratic presidential candidate. Washington Post
  • Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill the Affordable Care Act. PBS
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts. Washington Post
  • PG&E’s Radical Plan to Prevent Wildfires: Shut Down the Power Grid. Wall Street Journal
  • Forecast calls for busy wildfire season along West Coast. Associated Press
  • Republicans renew push for permit streamlining. E&E News
  • Staking Out Battle Lines, House Votes to Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Pact. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • Oglala Sioux Tribe tells the South Dakota governor she is ‘not welcome’ on their reservation. Washington Post
  • Federal bill to improve Columbia River tribal fishing sites moves forward. Oregonian
  • Leaders: Report cites need for better tribal consultation on infrastructure projects. Santa Fe New Mexican


  • Obama-Era Joint Employer Test Belongs in Dustbin: NLRB Lawyers. Bloomberg Law
  • Women Wanted: Blue-Collar Fields Find New Workforce. Wall Street Journal
  • Lyft Loses Lawsuit Against Minimum Wage Rule For Drivers. Gothamist
  • As Biden Woos Labor, Trump Uses Twitter Barrage to Stake His Own Claim. New York Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump’s New Nafta Faces Mounting Resistance in Democratic House. Wall Street Journal
  • U.S.-China Trade Deal Unlikely to Address Cybertheft or Subsidies. New York Times
  • GOP Traditionalists Thwart Trump’s Push to Install Supporters at the Fed. Wall Street Journal


  • Say goodbye to Smart cars, America. You love your SUVs too much. Washington Post
  • Cities shouldn’t be ‘over prescriptive’ in regulating new tech, say mobility leaders. Smart Cities Dive
  • The Most Exciting Thing About Smartphones Isn’t Here Yet. The Atlantic
  • Facebook Bars Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Others From Its Services. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Democrats, Trump Agree to Aim for $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump and Democrats Agree to More Talks on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package. Route Fifty
  • Infrastructure Week Isn’t a Joke Anymore. CityLab
  • Trump’s pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock. The Hill
  • Will the Infrastructure Package Address Public Housing’s Problems? Governing
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