Summer school. Some systems are now charging parents who have to send their kids.
The federal government has drastically cut aid to food banks, forcing many to turn people away. How can your community help? Meanwhile, how are people on food stamps getting by?
Immigration enforcement should result in an increase in jobs for legal citizens.
Some law enforcement agencies are adding a "fuel surcharge" to speeding tickets.
Legislation targeting oil speculation is working its way thru Congress. Talk to the members from your market, as well as commodities traders to see what the effect would be.
Consumer piece... what's the cheapest place to mail a package these days with US Postal Service rates thru the roof? And do most people know that many private carriers offer free insurance up to $100?