Today’s Headlines

  • The chairman of the House Administration Committee, which supervises the Capitol complex itself, is planning to crack down on congressional aides who text behind the wheel (Roll Call)
  • Chris Leinberger on why the housing market crash is producing a "bailout of sprawl" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Florida’s new GOP senator is doing his part to help the state get its rail act together (Examiner.com)
  • The boom in state energy efficiency programs is a good thing, but are there enough experts out there to meet demand for retrofits and upgrades? (WSJ)
  • Not a good sign for the climate bill: New poll shows a precipitous drop in the share of Americans who believe there is "solid evidence" of global warming (Wash. Indy)
  • Bay Area business groups in Transportation for America coalition push Boxer for stronger investments in the climate bill (T4A Blog)
  • Indianans consider a statewide referendum to fund transit (Indy Star)

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