Government / Politics

Gov. Scott Walker's transportation secretary is proposing a four-part tax, fee, and transfer plan to raise $750 million over the next two years. It would lower the gas tax while adding a wholesale sales tax and charge EVs and hybrids an annual fee.
8 hours ago   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
While acknowledging that the 18.4 cent gas tax is insufficient to meet today's and tomorrow's transportation needs, LaHood said that increasing fuel taxes now would jeopardize the economic recovery.
Aug 3, 2010   The Journal of Commerce
Frequent street closures due to unregulated protest -- up to about 7 per day -- clog the streets of Mexico City, leaving some hungry for a more active response from the government.
Aug 3, 2010   The New York Times
The bust of the housing market has put a fleet of atypically nice homes into the Section 8 subsidized housing pool.
Aug 3, 2010   The Wall Street Joural
A marsh in Iraq drained by Saddam Hussein and believed by some to be the site of the Garden of Eden is being restored -- despite dangerous risks.
Aug 3, 2010   Der Spiegel
Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is paying close attention to the link between transportation options and obesity in America. <em>Next American City</em>'s Willy Staley looks at whether this attention will fight the epidemic.
Aug 3, 2010   Next American City
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at how an ill-fated development plan for the island of Alameda fell apart, and the city official tied up in the controversy.
Aug 3, 2010   The New York Times
The 2010 World Cup has ended in South Africa. What's left behind are a number of physical and cultural legacies that will be both landmark developments and potential economic hazards. Exclusive
Aug 2, 2010  By Nate Berg
The city has hundreds of houseboats on its waterways, but new shoreline regulations could prohibit any new houseboats.
Aug 1, 2010   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Despite what either of the state's two Republican gubernatorial candidates want, high speed rail is on its way to Wisconsin, according to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.
Aug 1, 2010   BizTimes
San Francisco has begun a two-year test of variably-priced parking meters in an effort to see how pricing affects driving and parking decisions in parts of the city.
Jul 31, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle