Government Shutdown Averted (Again), Deadline Pushed to March 11

ISSUE / Week of February 14, 2022

  • February 18,2022 |

    Government Shutdown Averted (Again), Deadline Pushed to March 11

    Appropriations,FY22
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the three-week extension of the stopgap spending bill that is funding the government and which expires tonight. The new legislation extends all the incomplete...
  • February 18,2022 |

    Where Did the “Only 10-15% of the Infrastructure Bill Went to Real Infrastructure” Canard Come From?

    Infrastructure
    This week's House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the economic impact of federal infrastructure funding featured several legislators criticizing the recent bipartisan infrastructure law (the...
Guest Op-Ed: Reimagining Communal Growth After COVID-19
Infrastructure,Land use,Local governance

Guest Op-Ed: Reimagining Communal Growth After COVID-19

The United States was built upon a foundation of social and economic inequalities whose echoes are still felt nationwide to this day. Robert Moses, the mid-century de facto engineer of the greater...

Guest Op-Ed: What Would a Land Value Tax Mean for Transportation?
Budget,Infrastructure,Public transit

Guest Op-Ed: What Would a Land Value Tax Mean for Transportation?

Transportation  drives the American economy. It determines the costs of trade, the ease of accessing services, and the interconnectedness of people and places. But transportation itself is also...

House Subcommittee Explores IIJA Impact On Small Businesses
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Infrastructure

House Subcommittee Explores IIJA Impact On Small Businesses

To paraphrase the classic musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” there’s “no business likes small business.” At least, that’s what the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on...

Dickson Stepping Down as FAA Administrator
Aviation,Federal Governance

Dickson Stepping Down as FAA Administrator

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told FAA employees in an email yesterday evening that he would be leaving his post on March 31, three years through a fixed five-year term, in order to...

Federal Court Suspends “Social Cost of Carbon” Standard
Emissions

Federal Court Suspends “Social Cost of Carbon” Standard

A federal judge in Louisiana on February 11 issued an injunction halting the use of the interim “social cost of carbon” metric being used by the Biden Administration in all ongoing federal rule...

Case Study: How Inflation Can Nullify Transportation Funding Increases
Highway Trust Fund,Infrastructure

Case Study: How Inflation Can Nullify Transportation Funding Increases

If you follow economic news, the last few weeks have seen unsettling signs of inflation. On February 10, it was announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at an annualized rate of 7.5 percent...

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