Thursday, November 08, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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 Nov. 8 talk are Bill Reed (nationally recognized consultant and lecturer; president, Integrative Design Collaborative) and Joel Glanzberg (acclaimed author and educator; cofounder and director, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit ruled the government cannot give tax credits or subsidies to anyone buying coverage on the health insurance marketplace run by federal authorities. The case revolves around four words in the Affordable Care Act, which says the tax credits are available to people who enroll through an exchange "established by the state." The IRS interpreted the law to include both federal and state exchanges, without Congressional approval.
Do you think the state senate should vote to allow drilling in state parks when it takes up the issue next Today?