October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

  • Top News
    • U.K Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after 45 days. Axios
    • Average long-term US mortgage rates rise this week to 6.94%. ABC
    • Biden administration awards $2.8 billion in grants for electric vehicle battery manufacturing. CNBC
    • Supreme court declines to stop Biden’s $400bn student debt relief plan. The Guardian
    • The nation’s cartoonist on the week in politics. Politico

    Energy & Natural Resources

    • Pushing Ahead Projects to Protect Against Climate-related Disasters. Route Fifty
    • Biden to announce nearly $3 billion for US battery production in electric vehicle push. The Hill
    • U.S. approves LNG shipping waiver for Puerto Rico after hurricane. Reuters
    • Government Scientists Make Breakthrough in Recycling Plastics That End Up In Landfills. Vice

    Indian Affairs

    • PANEL: Infrastructure Law Creating A “Gold Rush” for Tribal Energy Projects. Native News
    • Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program crosses $1B funding threshold. Tribal Business News
    • Traumatized by boarding schools, WA tribes charter new path for Native kids. Seattle Times
    • Feud with tribes threatens Oklahoma governor’s reelection. AP


    • Is the Uber, Lyft and gig economy battle over workers nearing its end game?  CNBC
    • Amazon, NY attorney general call off COVID-19 litigation. Reuters
    • With teachers in short supply, states ease job requirements. Seattle Times
    • Railroad companies reject union sick time demands, raising chance of strike. PBS

    Taxation & Trade

    • What the Housing Market Slowdown Will Mean for Property Taxes. Route Fifty
    • What do Hoosiers need to know about Indiana’s taxation of student loan forgiveness? WFPL
    • France plays bad cop as transatlantic trade tensions ramp up. Politico
    • The IRS is increasing the standard deductions for 2023 as inflation intensifies. NPR


    • Lacuna Tech Powers L.A. Pilot for Taxi Ride Equity. Government Technology
    • Connected Vehicle Tech Shows Signs of Improving School Bus Efficiency. Route Fifty
    • NASA’s Webb Telescope captures a fresh view of the famed star-forming region Pillars of Creation. NBC
    • US busts network providing technology to Russian military. ABC

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    • Proliferation of ‘Micromobility Vehicles’ Vie for Bus Drivers’ Attention as Collisions Up. The City
    • Biden advisor says Syracuse’s I-81 plan is “a beautiful project” being replicated across U.S. Syracuse.com
    • Three Transportation Measures to Watch This November. Governing
    • U.S. railroad operators’ volume woes to continue next year. Reuters

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