Today’s Headlines

  • Bad news for Big Oil in the White House budget, which seeks to axe $36.5B in subsidies — but will Congress go along? (TNR’s The Vine)
  • That $100m jobs bill, including infrastructure, that the White House is hoping for? It might look considerably smaller once the Senate acts, perhaps this week (Politico)
  • Georgia political heavyweights clash over the state’s lackluster high-speed rail showing (AJC Blog)
  • LaHood takes on the Washington Post’s edit board for its complaints about the lack of high-speed rail funding for the northeast corridor (DOT Blog)
  • Highway and transit contractors are deemed "winners" in the new presidential budget (WaPo)
  • An interview with Worldchanging editor and popular urbanist Alex Steffen (Grist)
  • California says "no thanks" to regulating electric-car charging stations (NYT Blogs)
  • Denver’s local editorial board calls for a postponement of sales tax increases to fund transit (D. Post)

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More coverage of yesterday’s release of transit and road projects "ready to go" for Congress’ jobs bill (WSJ, Det. News, WashPost, Free Press, Politics Daily) A crucial footnote in the debate over using bailout money on infrastructure: $1 for TARP isn’t $1 for budgeting purposes (Ezra Klein) Maryland governor cheers the prospects for a new […]

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As Congress works on its new, likely infrastructure-tinged jobs bill, it’s avoiding the "S" word (The Hill) Speaking of stimulus, federal dollars aren’t making much of an economic splash in California — yet (C.C. Times) California’s senators join Schwarzenegger for a White House letter on high-speed rail (SFGate Blog) Florida edges closer to filling its […]