– The Washington Post
Labor leaders, once courted by President Trump, are stepping up their campaign to turn workers against the White House if it does not deliver more on jobs and trade — and if it does not stop undoing Obama-era regulations.
The radical idea of a universal basic income is far from new, but it’s finally being tested around the world — even in America. Right now in Oakland, there’s a family getting $1,500 a month for doing whatever it wants to do. This family, along with 99 others in the city, is receiving a monthly check without conditions of any kind. It’s all part of a nascent effort to answer a question posed by economists, social scientists, and a growing number of public officials: Can giving people cash without any strings attached help lift them out of poverty?
– Small Business Trends
The small business landscape is changing with the wave of deregulation proposed and implemented by the administration of President Donald Trump. As the Trump administration moves to loosen or eliminate federal labor regulations, state legislatures have increasingly moved in to fill the vacuum with regulations of their own. For small businesses, particularly those operating in multiple regions, this may result in navigating a baffling array of new local and state regulations where previously there might have been a single set of federal standards.
Self-Driving cars could signal the beginning of the end of parking tickets and other revenue sources for America’s cities. To assess how vulnerable cities’ budgets could be, Governing conducted the first national analysis of how city revenues might be affected by autonomous vehicles.