Monday Jul 21
The Janesville Gazette
Jason Stanford: We cana t leave these men behind
The situation on Texas' southern border is not the only refugee crisis facing the United States.
Monday Jul 21
Press conference kicks off busy week for streetcar
A press conference outside the Sun Links maintenance facility at 9:00 am kicks it all off.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
'Severe blow' for carbon taxes?
Australia's recent vote to repeal its tax on carbon dioxide emissions is a setback to establishing a similar charge in the U.S., both sides in the debate agree.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
How to shore up the highway fund
The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an... The Highway Trust Fund is broken.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Industrial hemp in Oregon: Portland man asks state's approval to grow hemp in Dufur
Richard Mundell, left, sits on a plot seeder pulled by a tractor driven by Mark Sizemore, as they plant hemp seeds at the UK Spindletop Research Farm off of Newtown Pike in Lexington, Ky., in May. Marijuana's square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative ... (more)
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Pordland Mercury
To Bee or Not to Bee
I N APRIL, Dena Rash Guzman welcomed six new beehives onto her rural Sandy property.
CBO Director Schools GOP Rep On What The CBO Actually Does
Leave it to one of the country's top economists to fill in Congress on how a key federal agency works.
Salt Lake Tribune
House kicks can down road on road funding
Washington a Faced with the threat that federal money for 117,000 transportation projects would begin to dry up in two weeks, the House on Tuesday approved a nearly $11-billion patch to extend funding through May. The stop-gap fix to avert a crisis imperiling up to 700,000 construction jobs won endorsement from the White House, but the Senate is ... (more)
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Governors Blame Congress for Failure to Sustain Highway Trust Fund
Bipartisan governors faulted Congress for failing to find long-term funds for the Highway Trust Fund, but how do their state records match their rhetoric aimed at raising federal gas taxes? Planetizen looks at some of the governors cited in the WSJ.
House to take up highway bill as deadline looms
With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Rep. Sam Farr teams with Santa Cruz nutritionist on health challenge
Mary Toscano takes her daily walk along Twin Lakes State Beach Monday as she begins her participation in the Sam Farr Challenge.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Washington Post
No, Obama doesna t get points for lecturing Congress
Traffic passes a construction zone at the interchange of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 80 in Altoona, Iowa.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Democrat Congressman: Tax Driversfor Every Mile They Drive
While the House and the Senate this week issued measures intended to temporarily replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money next month, Rep. Earl Blumenauer ended the week by proposing to hike - then abolish - the federal fuel tax and replace it with a per-mile "fee."
Pittman on Royalty Issue: Free Airplay on Radio is Fair...But
If you thought the Royalty fight was over just because the Congressional Hearings ended, think again.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Fleet Owner Magazine
House panel approves highway-bill funding extension
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee approved without change except for fixing a typographical error legislation that would extend the authorization and financing for surface-transportation programs through May 31, 2015.
Musicians sing out: Walk back radio pledge
Music groups are pressuring Congress to back down from a pledge to keep AM/FM radio stations from paying musicians.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
David Sarasohn: Earl Blumenauer's road-funding plan
His plan, he says hopefully, "allows politicians to exercise no leadership," a condition that has otherwise stood immovably before any achievement in this Congress.
HOH: Earl Blumenauer Takes the High Road in Response to Courtland Milloy Bike Column
If you are a cyclist or a reader of the Washington Post Metro section, you might have read Post columnist Courtland Milloy's latest, wherein he accuses those who ride bikes of being bullies and terrorists and implies that motorists would be justified in running cyclists down in the road.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Raise the gas tax, and then get rid of it
"We've been careening toward this moment since about 1993, when Congress last raised the gas tax that provides the fund's revenue," writes Emily Badger.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Despite misgivings, Blumenauer gives health reform a decent grade
As is our wont these days, we're asking dignitaries who've studied the issue, through the filter of Oregon's own shaky efforts, how they'd grade the country's health care efforts .