Government / Politics

10 hours ago
A California state senator has proposed to overhaul California’s cap-and-trade system explains the changes he wants to see.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
Ben Brown calls BS on a number of city planning and gentrification points.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
A bill to hike Louisiana's gas tax by 17 cents per gallon has advanced, but the state has a "California problem": Tax increases must pass by a two-thirds majority.
The Advocate (Louisiana)
2 days ago
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
3 days ago
A week ago, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao indicated she would not sign-off on the $647 million federal grant for the $2 billion Caltrain electrification project. On Monday, she changed her mind.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
4 days ago
The Title V program makes the hard parts of solving homelessness—finding the money and the property—a lot easier. So why hasn't it been used at a much larger scale?
CityLab
5 days ago
On the cusp of a new infrastructure proposal from the White House, how has federal spending changed over the last 70 years? What will it take to reach historical averages?
Eno Transportation Weekly
May 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
A proposed $7.5 billion facility to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oregon's south coast received a resounding vote of support on Tuesday from Coos County voters who rejected a ballot measure that would have banned its construction.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
May 18, 2017, 11am PDT
David Bookbinder argues that the Obama Administration dragged its feet on climate change, only implementing last-minute actions that will be easy to reverse.
Vox
May 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Bucking Texas political stereotypes, Houston is standing by its immigrant community. One reason: the city is one of country's most racially diverse.
Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump will take his first trip abroad on Friday to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to secure a $40 billion investment for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. At home, Trump's plan was rebuffed by Texas legislators.
Bloomberg Politics
May 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
While California cap-and-trade survived a legal challenge last month, a haze still surrounds the program. Carbon permit sales are low, and the program's longevity is threatened after 2020. A new bill was introduced to transform the program.
Vox
May 15, 2017, 9am PDT
In a few years, Maryland is expected to be the nation's leader in offshore renewable wind power made possible by the Public Service Commission's approval on May 11 of credits to two projects by U.S. Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy.
Planetizen
May 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University will award $100,000 to a grand price winner for the Innovations in American Government Awards.
Harvard Kennedy School
May 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Current events that have nothing to do with the environment but everything to do with politics might have caused the defeat of a bill to overturn an Obama-era rule designed to reduce methane emissions on federal lands.
The Washington Post
May 12, 2017, 6am PDT
Landlords in Milwaukee have several methods for avoiding paying fines and property taxes—it's all a part of gaming the system. After the local paper investigated the "landlord games," the city is taking action.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
May 11, 2017, 11am PDT
After several years, Sen. Jim Beall's persistent efforts to address the state's $130 billion road and bridge shortfall finally passed the legislature, but Assemblyman Travis Allen hopes to repeal the 12-cent tax hike through the initiative process.
The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
May 11, 2017, 5am PDT
Durham, North Carolina, joins the ranks of local government agencies who have shifted to an integrated development services model focused on customer service.
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
May 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
After a slow 2016, four states this year have already passed state gas tax increases. South Carolina may be next if they override the governor's veto. A new analysis should help legislators do just that.
Governing