Government / Politics

February 28, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Due to the relaxation of FAA height limits, downtown Miami may see its ever-changing skyline rise even higher.</p>
The Miami Herald
February 28, 2008, 6am PST
<p>If a group of bipartisan governors from some of the nation's largest states have their way, the $168 billion economic stimulus package will include $30 billion to repair the nation's infrastructure, including road, rail, and bridges.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 27, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The city of San Francisco is considering a proposal to require most new commercial and residential buildings to comply with the green building standard LEED.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
February 27, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The pleas of governors from across the country for more infrastructure funding have been shot down by President George W. Bush.</p>
The New York Times
February 27, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Bars in Minneapolis have found a workaround to evade the state's ban on smoking in bars: stage "theater nights" and let all patrons be "actors" in a show that allows smoking.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 26, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>The cities of Vallejo, California, and McCall, Idaho, are considering filing for bankruptcy.</p>
Governing
February 26, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The Bay Area's $158 million Urban Partnership Grant is in trouble. It appears politically unlikely that a roadway toll will pass the legislature, so officials hope to change the flat Golden Gate Bridge toll to a variable toll to receive the grant.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 26, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Should everyone pay for a few people to live in fire- and disaster-prone areas?</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 25, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>An Australian planner has confessed to having a series of affairs with prominent developers and subsequently approving their plans for major developments.</p>
The Age
February 25, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Plans to create an urban renewal district in South Baltimore have been denied by the city's Planning Commission, arguing that forcibly removing residents and businesses is not a reasonable method for saving the neigborhood.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
February 25, 2008, 7am PST
<p>After the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the Beltline project could not use school funds from a tax-increment financing funding source, what next?</p>
Creative Loafing
February 23, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Unprecedented failure in municipal bond auctions is causing municipal borrowers to flee the auction market and driving up rates at which cities can borrow money.</p>
Bloomberg.com
February 23, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Residents and city officials in L.A. battle over what to do with unused land surrounding the Silver Lake Reservoir.</p>
LA Weekly
February 22, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Experts are calling for a major revision to the city operations of Toronto, suggesting the creation of region-wide toll roads, increased taxes and</p>
The Toronto Star
February 22, 2008, 9am PST
<p>City officials in Los Angeles are considering a plan to repair the city's crumbling sidewalks by forcing homeowners to pay for their repair when the property is sold.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Legislators in Arizona are considering plans to convert some of the state's highways to toll roads in an effort to boost the state's transportation budget.</p>
The Arizona Republic
February 22, 2008, 5am PST
<p>In what may be viewed as a striking fracture to a unified approach to climate change, 18 environmental justice groups have announced their opposition to any type of carbon trading or even carbon offset approach, preferring use of carbon fees instead.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The government of British Columbia has announced a carbon tax system for the province -- the first in North America.</p>
The Globe and Mail
February 21, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Subdivisions that were approved under Oregon's Measure 37 in 2004 and then overturned by the passage of Measure 49 last November are moving forward, but only a few houses at a time -- a result Measure 49's proponents say is a victory.</p>
The Oregonian
February 20, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A regional government report shows a slowdown in traffic growth in Metropolitan St. Louis, but state highway officials still plan to expand highways.</p>
St. Louis Post-Dispatch