From the Downsizing Blog

No More State Aid

In response to the crisis, federal policymakers have passed a series of aid packages providing hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local governments.

Public Transit Is Second‐​Class Transportation

Urban transit is one of the most heavily subsidized industries in this country.

What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Portland and the DHS

In recent days the Department of Homeland Security has dispatched federal law enforcement officers to Portland, scene of more than 50 consecutive nights of protests, which have regularly included damage to the federal courthouse and other major buildings.

The Jones Act Swamp

Last spring White House staffers presented President Trump with the opportunity to introduce a very interesting wrinkle to the Jones Act, the 1920 law that restricts domestic waterborne transportation to vessels that are U.S.-flagged, U.S.-built and mostly U.S.-owned and crewed.
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