Sanders, Lee, and Tlaib Lead Effort to Tax Huge CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

The House-Senate companion bill addresses corporate America’s extreme disparities, giving firms an incentive to lift up the bottom and bring down the top of their pay scales. NOVEMBER 13, 2019, by Sarah Anderson Anew congressional bill would deliver heftier IRS bills to corporations that overpay their top executives at the expense of their workers. Institute for Policy Studies experts have advocated …

14 air quality monitors in Denver now. 40 schools will have AQ monitors by 2021.

The state currently runs five air quality monitors in the north part of Denver using funding from the Environmental Protection Agency. This year, the city set up nine others in schools across Denver. By 2021 a total of 40 schools will have air quality monitors, a project funded through a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. But knowing where pollution is …

Cost, comfort emphasized as building electrification takes off in Colorado

Allen Best, Nov 2019 Boulder, Colorado. A Boulder campaign is making a pitch to residents that they can save money and breathe easier by switching from gas.  Comfort, not climate, is the central message of a campaign in Colorado to persuade homeowners to switch from natural gas to electricity for heating and other indoor purposes. The joint program sponsored by …

Why a Surtax on Multimillionaires’ income is better than wealth tax

By Chuck Collins, Marketwatch.com November 18, 2019 | CREATE! Here’s the simplest way to collect more revenue from the top 0.2% Some business leaders may be concerned about some of the tax proposals being floated by Democratic candidates for president. But plenty of them — from JPMorgan Chase JPM, -0.36%  CEO Jamie Dimon to Starbucks SBUX, -0.39%   founder Howard Schultz — agree that it’s time for wealthy people …

4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

Lori Bird and Norma Hutchinson – November 19, 2019 Today, transportation accounts for almost 30% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The good news is that passenger vehicles in the U.S. are electrifying at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, one million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the road, and recent studies project that by 2030, approximately 20 million EVs will be deployed across the …

Five Lessons From Seattle’s Crusade Against Driving: Seattle saw solo commuting drop 8.9 percent between 2010 and 2018, the highest levels in the nation.

By Aaron Short, Nov 25, 2019, StreetsBlog Seattle commuters are putting their faith in transit even as residents in other parts of the state passed a ballot measure earlier this month that could cut billions of dollars in transportation funds. The number of people driving solo to work in Seattle fell from 53 percent in 2010 to only 44 percent in 2018 — …