State governments already want relief from the "Buy American" mandates included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
From immigration to drug reform, there is plenty of potential for productive compromise.
Environmentalists, Senate Republicans Unite to Kill Joe Manchin's Plan to Streamline Environmental Review
The West Virginia senator had proposed a series of exceedingly modest tweaks designed to speed up the yearslong environmental review process for new energy projects.
The current franchise dealership model does not benefit consumers. It also may not benefit dealerships.
Government should not penalize investment, thwart competition, discourage innovation and work, or obstruct production.
Associate Editor Christian Britschgi breaks down how zoning restrictions distort the housing market.
Under Biden, Trump, and Obama, government federal spending almost doubled.
A new GAO report finds that the government lacks a "national strategy with clear roles, goals, objectives, and performance measures."
The White House is making it harder for people to request waivers from cost-increasing Buy America requirements in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law.
In the 1980s, the Reagan administration made changes to the Davis-Bacon Act to help control inflation. The Labor Department is planning to undo them.
The president touted his support of cost-increasing 'Buy America' requirements for American infrastructure projects.
A federal gasoline tax holiday would undermine the user fee system for funding highways and could worsen inflation.
Nothing new under the sun as Biden decides to extend Trump's solar panel tariffs for four more years.
Pennsylvania has one of the nation's highest gas taxes, but those user fees haven't helped fix the state's poor roads and bridges.
It's unwise to try to force consumer spending habits in defiance of the market.
It's even worse than the widely-skewered broker provision.
The 90-year-old Davis-Bacon Act artificially makes federal projects more expensive, and Biden seems to want to strengthen it.
The legislation will have a negative impact on the labor supply and send high prices soaring even higher.
Virginia spends around $35,000 per mile of state-controlled road. In New Jersey, it's $1.1 million. Both states are about to get a lot more federal funding.
Get ready to pay for new nanny-state technology and for bypassing the unwelcome intervention.
"Even products as simple as a pencil have to use wood from Brazil and graphite from India before it comes together at a factory in the United States," Biden said.
The one thing that would most help increase efficiency at America's lagging ports is also the one thing that Biden's union allies dislike the most.
It's Biden's bill, but Trump helped set the stage.
The U.S. government doesn't reflect on its spending history, and that shows.
It's one of the most expensive legislative packages in American history, but the $1.2 trillion bill will end up doing far less than it otherwise could have.
For Biden, "build back better’" apparently means eyes on everything in the economy.
Pete Buttigieg attracted some criticism for taking time off. But it's telling that no one initially realized he was gone.
Joe Biden Wants To Spend Trillions on Infrastructure. His Environmental Reforms Ensure He'll Have To.
The White House is undoing changes to the National Environmental Policy Act that were supposed to speed up the delivery of infrastructure projects.
"Spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs, when we can't even pay for the essential social programs...is the definition of fiscal insanity."
The President's inaugural "unity" rhetoric has given way to apocalyptic condemnation.
The problem isn’t the GOP or Senate rules. It’s that Democrats can’t agree amongst themselves.
The plan would reduce supply while increasing demand, resulting in harmful shortages.
Infrastructure Bill Tries To Boost Number of Toll Roads While Exempting Almost All Drivers From Tolls
A new grant program that would help states set up privately operated toll roads would also forbid charging tolls to anyone making under $400,000 a year.
It is the equivalent of mandating that all new homes come with at least five bathrooms.
Cryptocurrency advocates fight back against major government overreach.
The bill working its way through Congress would create a national pilot program to study replacing the gas tax with a mileage-based user fee.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Add More Than $250 Billion to the Deficit. Does Anyone Care?
A CBO report that might have sunk legislation in an earlier era was greeted with a bipartisan shrug.
As early as 2026, new cars will have to come equipped with "advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology."