Thursday, December 13, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Dec. 13 talk is David Sobel (known as “The Father of Place-Based Education”). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. $35 for Phipps and Green Building Alliance members, Tri-State Area School Study Council students, and other students with valid IDs; $50 for nonmembers. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
President Obama has proposed making more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Salaried employees who make up to $50,400 per year would be paid over-time for hours worked over 40 hours in a given week. The increased salary ceiling would bring overtime benefits to about 15 million more workers. Republicans argue that by increasing the overtime threshold will discourage companies from creating jobs, and slowing economic growth.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the Port Authority's proposed charge of $5 for a Connect Card will discourage ridership?