May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

Top News

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Unhappy With Findings, Agriculture Department Plans to Move Its Economists Out of Town. New York Times
  • Extreme weather is pummeling the Midwest, and farmers are in deep trouble. Washington Post
  • Wyden joins Idaho Republicans to promote endowment for rural timber counties. Associated Press
  • Trump Administration Lifts Summer Ethanol Ban. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Alaska Native leaders implore Attorney General Barr for improvements to tribal justice. KTVA
  • Supreme Court denies hearing on bitter Indian casino battle. Politico
  • Montana tribe rips Trump administration over federal coal leasing. Reuters
  • Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women. Associated Press


  • California is cracking down on the gig economy. Vox
  • Tennessee governor against union vote at Volkswagen plant. Associated Press
  • In Worker Center Battle, Business Seeks Ally in Labor Board. Bloomberg Law

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump announces tariffs on Mexico over immigration. Politico
  • Mexico Continues Trade Pact Process Despite Trump Tariff Threat. Wall Street Journal
  • Trade War Starts Changing Manufacturers in Hard-to-Reverse Ways. New York Times
  • Blue-state House members try to reclaim higher SALT deductions that were cut in Trump’s tax overhaul. CNBC


  • Why Aren’t Cities Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicles? CityLab
  • Portland, OR launches pilot with Sidewalk Labs location data software. Smart Cities Dive
  • Electric Scooters Are Sweeping the Country. New York Says Not So Fast. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Pelosi says she’s ‘optimistic’ on infrastructure deal with Trump. The Hill
  • FRA cancels crew-size NPRM. Railway Age
  • Mayors Appear Increasingly Concerned About Infrastructure. Governing
  • The Interstate Is Crumbling. Try Fixing the Section Used by 200,000 Vehicles a Day. Wall Street Journal
  • Transportation Secretary Failed to Sever Financial Ties to Construction Company. New York Times
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