January 5, 2024

January 5, 2024

  • Top News
    • Biden Faces Pressure on Immigration, and Not Just From Republicans. NYT
    • Hundreds of convictions, but a major mystery is still unsolved 3 years after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. AP News
    • Here’s what the Supreme Court faces as justices discuss Trump’s eligibility. CNN
    • Blinken heads to the Mideast again as fears of regional conflict surge. AP News
    • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

    Energy & Natural Resources

    • Port of Virginia enters 2024 as the first US East Coast port powered by 100% clean energy. Offshore Energy
    • What to know about 2024 changes to the electric vehicle tax credit. The Hill
    • GOP lawsuit over CO2 rules attacks Biden administration for overreach, pushes climate denial. Route Fifty
    • Massachusetts Switches On Its First Large Offshore Wind Farm. NYT

    Indian Affairs

    • Inside Montana State Prison: Tribal religious and cultural freedom. KTVH
    • California police show severe racial bias in stops and searches, data finds. The Guardian
    • Klee Benally, Navajo advocate for Indigenous people and environmental causes, dies in Phoenix. AP
    • Bois Forte Tribe Takes on Overdoses, Infectious Diseases with Vending Solutions. Native News


    • Unions poised to capitalize on U.S. labor board rulings that bolstered organizing. Reuters
    • Starbucks Faces New Pressure Over Union Campaign. NYT
    • Democratic senators urge automakers to remain neutral amid worker unionization push. The Hill
    • Musk’s SpaceX seeks to blow up federal labor enforcer. Politico

    Taxation & Trade

    • To tackle poverty, more states will offer bigger child tax credits in 2024. NPR
    • These 2024 IRS changes can increase paychecks, lower taxes. Axios
    • 2024 U.S. Tax Legislation Forecast. Forbes
    • Policy group says Youngkin tax plan would mostly benefit the wealthy. Axios


    • Biden administration awarding $162M to expand computer chip factories in Colorado, Oregon. The Hill
    • US wants to contain China’s chip industry. This startup shows it won’t be easy. Reuters
    • United States acts as top cop – setting the crypto standards for the world. CNBC
    • FTC to hold virtual AI summit. The Hill

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    • The cost to replace Interstate 5 bridge connecting Washington and Oregon is rising again. OPB
    • Several State DOTs Win National Roadway Safety Awards. AASTHO
    • State Group Sues Biden Administration Over Emissions Rules. Transport Topics
    • 2023 by the Numbers: More Flights, Fewer Cancellations, More Consumer Protections. USDOT

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