August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023

  • Top News
    • Space Command stays in Colorado, infuriating Alabama delegation. Roll Call
    • Airbnb Hosts Try to Evade City Regulations, From Copenhagen to Catalonia. Bloomberg
    • Medicare could save billions covering obesity meds: study. Axios
    • Credit downgrade shocks Biden aides, as more debt fights loom. The Washington Post
    • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

    Energy & Natural Resources

    • GOP readies fight against new fuel economy standards. Roll Call
    • Regional partnerships can bring a refreshing solution to aging water infrastructure. Route Fifty
    • 4 things to know as full enforcement of incandescent bulb ban begins. The Hill
    • Billions for clean energy caught in a partisan tug of war. Roll Call

    Indian Affairs

    • Extreme heat is a problem for Native Americans in the Southwest. NPR
    • Navajo Nation Considers Same Sex Marriage. Native News
    • Gov. JB Pritzker in Schaumburg Friday to sign bills expanding protections for Native Americans. CBS
    • Museum in New York state returns remains of 19 Native Americans to Oneida Indian Nation. AP


    • Help Wanted: Counties Look for Ways to Address Staffing Shortages. Governing
    • Airports, racing to hire workers, compete to look after their kids. NBC News
    • When remote work works and when it doesn’t. NPR
    • Businesses brace for deluge of new regs from Biden’s labor cops. Politico

    Taxation & Trade

    • IRS gears up to go after ‘complex partnerships’ despite lack of clear definition. The Hill
    • Child tax credit 2023: What new proposals from Dems, GOP mean for you. USA Today
    • Sunak dampens hopes of reversal over axed UK tourist tax break. Reuters
    • Scotch whisky industry hits out at tax hike. BBC


    • Washington can’t stop Hollywood’s AI apocalypse, Justine Bateman says. Politico
    • Democrats call out Musk’s lawsuit against researchers, hate speech on X. The Hill
    • What jobs are most exposed to AI? Pew research reveals tasks more likely to be replaced. USA Today
    • Civil society groups urge White House to make AI guidelines into binding policy. The Hill

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    • 6 months after the East Palestine train derailment, Congress is deadlocked on new rules for safety. AP
    • In national race to build EV chargers, a few states emerge as big winners. Route Fifty
    • On One Texas River, Four Dam Failures Show Harsh Reality of Aging Infrastructure. Wall Street Journal
    • A $1.6B Railway Sale Could Fund Cincinnati’s Infrastructure. Governing

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