Government / Politics

Overcoming their differences, Republican leaders in both chambers agreed Wednesday to a three-month patch bill to continue transportation spending through Oct. 29. The bill must pass by Friday due to lack of funds in the Highway Trust Fund.
11 hours ago   Wall Street Journal
An op-ed argues that regional transportation oversight enable the region surrounding Milwaukee to better attract new business.
13 hours ago   Urban Milwaukee
On August 25, voters in Phoenix and Maricopa County will determine the outcome of Proposition 104, a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $17 billion for a wide variety of transportation improvements, including extended light rail.
14 hours ago   ABC 15 (Phoenix)
That's the question some members of Santa Barbara's Architectural Board of Review are asking the coffee and donut chain as they pursue their invasion of the Golden State. Dunkin' Donuts is eyeing a Taco Bell site in the city.
Yesterday   Noozhawk
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
2 days ago   CityLab
One would expect the Utah Taxpayers Association to oppose county measures to increase general sales taxes by .25 percent to fund transportation programs, so their endorsement of an alternative revenue option, the mileage fee, is surprising.
4 days ago   Utah Taxpayers Association
Supporters of New Urbanism may live across the political spectrum, but they all want to live in traditional neighborhoods.
5 days ago   Pacific Standard
What happened to the "strategic" in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserves? As Politico reveals, heretofore these oil reserves have only been sold when the nation's oil supply was threatened. Republicans leaders now view the SPR as a cash cow.
5 days ago   Politico
We look at what happened in the Senate on Tuesday when the six-year DRIVE Act, relying on a variety of non-user fee revenue mechanisms to finance the Highway Trust Fund shortfall for three years, failed a procedural vote, and where it goes next.
6 days ago   The Washington Post
The legislature came very close to approving a plan this session to pay for crumbling roads, but the haul in the Republican-controlled House proved too difficult—they adjourned without voting on the Senate plan that passed 20-19 on July 1.
Jul 22, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Approval for a $250 million public funding package—split between state, county, and local authorities—is all but assured.
Jul 21, 2015   Urban Milwaukee