Government / Politics

One of the more lively parts of Satuday night's Republican debate were the interactions between candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and the audience who booed Trump. But it hid a more serious matter—the use of eminent domain for the Northern Pass.
Yesterday   Raw Story
The New York governor continues his tour of New York, promoting his big ticket capital agenda, yet not suggesting any means to pay for them. Worse yet, he restricts new funding options, like increased tolls, adding costs to the transportation budget.
Jan 8, 2016   The New York Times
The funding allotment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) included in the Omnibus spending bill marked a substantial increase over previous years.
Jan 8, 2016   APA Policy News
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown provides insight into one of the nation's most significant planning efforts.
Jan 6, 2016   Urbanophile
Citing the critical economic need for road construction and transit improvements, Gov. Bruce Rauner will conduct a general obligation bond sale later this month.
Jan 6, 2016   Chicago Tribune
"It's too cold to walk here" is often the response to the subject of livability in northern climes. Hazel Borys hails from the third coldest city of its size on earth and talks walkable winter cities.
Jan 6, 2016   PlaceShakers
In case you were wondering if any state gas taxes, other than Utah as previously posted, changed on New Years Day—eight others did, but only slightly, due to required, automatic adjustments. Most telling was that more went down than up.
Jan 6, 2016   Tax Justice Blog
Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated Vince Bertoni to lead the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Bertoni is currently the planning director of the city of Pasadena.
Jan 5, 2016   Los Angeles Times
A new study reveals new understanding about how restrictive land use regulations in urban areas affect economic segregation across metropolitan areas.
Jan 5, 2016   CityLab
The anti-planning debate may have quieted down, but it hasn't disappeared. Anti-Agenda 21 activists have merely spread out, into the politics of cities and counties planning for the future.
Jan 5, 2016   Governing
Commuters working in New York City and Washington, D.C. will now enjoy transit tickets and passes purchased using pre-tax income.
Jan 4, 2016   Planetizen