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    Daily Digest 4/5 – Good News Friday: PR's Green New Deal, Priceless Records Of Old New York

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:57 AM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!

Economy

The House just passed a bill to close the gender pay gap (Jen H.)

Ledbetter’s crusade resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009. That law changed the Civil Rights Act so that workers could sue for fair compensation up to 180 days after receiving a discriminatory paycheck from their employers — rather than when the salary decision was made.

VIDEO: Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood installs bench full of emergency supplies (westcoastjan)

“There is a huge need for communities to come together and prepare now so they can better respond to threats such as earthquakes and extreme weather in the future,” said Emi Webb, Neighbour Lab’s creative director. “By co-creating these unique structures with residents, we hope to make emergency preparedness more tangible, more playful.”

Lamont: tolls, marijuana, paid leave and $15 will pass (tmn)

He said that while the marijuana bill is currently in the hands of the legislature, he has been in contact with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Marie Raimondo, whose legislature is debating similar issues. “I’m saying let’s do something like this on a regional basis,” Lamont said. “Let’s regulate it on a thoughtful basis. Let’s make sure that we’re not going to advertise it. The bill is going to come out of the legislature. I want to make sure it’s something that parents will have confidence that this is the right thing to do.”

Stop Asking Kids What They Want to Be When They Grow Up (tmn)

I’m all for encouraging youngsters to aim high and dream big. But take it from someone who studies work for a living: those aspirations should be bigger than work. Asking kids what they want to be leads them to claim a career identity they might never want to earn. Instead, invite them to think about what kind of person they want to be — and about all the different things they might want to do.

Do animals hold the key to the global organ shortage? (tmn)

And in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at a startup called eGenesis, scientists like Qin, the company’s director of genome engineering, are gene editing pig cells in preparation. Their goal – shared by a handful of other biotech companies in the US and Europe working on genetic engineering – is to create pigs whose organs can be safely transplanted into people.

Spared From the Shredder (for Now): ‘Priceless’ Bank Records of Old New York (jdargis)

But workers handling them said that, to their amazement, they saw documents dated from 1904 and into the 1940s — long before Capital One existed — headed into the shredder. By midmorning, workers said, they were told to divert pre-1930 records from the stream bound for the truck.

The fate of the historical materials is “to be determined,” Mr. Soheili said.

Puerto Rico’s Green New Deal (jdargis)

If the bill passes, Puerto Rico would be joining other cities and states in America in transitioning to 100% renewable energy. Over 100 cities in America have already committed to switching fully to renewable energy in the future, including Chicago, which has a population of 2.7 million. Hawaii and California also set targets to achieve 100% renewable energy.

Federal judge overrules Trump order, restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic (Jen H.)

Presidents have the power under a federal law to remove certain lands from development but cannot revoke those removals, Gleason said.

“The wording of President Obama’s 2015 and 2016 withdrawals indicates that he intended them to extend indefinitely, and therefore be revocable only by an act of Congress,” said Gleason, who was nominated to the bench by Obama.

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  • Fri, Apr 05, 2019 - 9:50am

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    DennisC

    DennisC

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    Hot-Sheets Motel

    [article by Jim Cameron]

    Gov. Ned Lamont’s tolling plan is in trouble. I knew it when I recently got a call from Dan Malloy.
    The former governor and I know each other going back to his days as mayor of Stamford, but he’s only called me once before (many years ago when he sought my endorsement in his run for a second term as governor).
    This time he was calling about my recent column on the Transportation Strategy Board, the panel tasked 18 years ago with prioritizing our state’s transportation needs and how to pay for them.
    It wasn’t my fawning over then-TSB Chairman Oz Griebel that prompted Malloy’s recent call. Instead it was my characterization of the “lock box” on the Special Transportation Fund as having, according to one longtime transportation observer, “more back doors than a hot-sheets motel on the Berlin Turnpike.” Those were the source’s words, not mine.
    “That comment was not helpful, Jim,” Malloy said, explaining how it could affect their effort to gain support for tolls.
    https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Toll-barriers-mounting-to-derail-La

    What’s in your lock box?

     

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