It’s time for guest posts! Today, Charles W. Horn III of the Commonwealth Trust Company, considers how to pay for all of those cars on the roadways. Should it be more taxes?
It’s time for guest posts! Today, attorney Steven Chung, explains the challenge of a vehicle miles traveled tax.
A bill being explored in Pennsylvania would make the state the first in the country to tax the use of plastic bags at retail sites. But questions abound: Is it fair? Is it appropriate? And is it enough?
Spain is generating so much solar power, according to its government, that production capacity exceeds demand by more than 60%. To solve the problem, Spain’s government has a new idea: tax the solar panels.
Former GM exec Bob Lutz acknowledged that Americans wouldn’t embrace an increase to the federal gas tax – and he was right. There was a lot of reaction to my piece yesterday on Lutz’ recommendation that the federal gas tax be raised in 25 cent increments until gas prices reached $6 or $7 per gallon … Read more
Americans are addicted to gasoline, according to retired General Motors Vice Chairman Robert A. Lutz, and there’s only one cure: higher gas taxes. Lutz, who held positions at GM, BMW, Ford and Chrysler before returning to GM in 2001 spoke to a crowd earlier this month at the SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) 2013 World … Read more
We’re under an Excessive Heat Warning in Philadelphia. In May. Don’t get me started about how much this stinks. I am not a fan of hot weather – especially summer weather in spring. And yes, despite what it says in the sales papers, it’s still spring for another three weeks. The Weather Channel has offered … Read more
There are some moments that you remember with perfect clarity. For me, it was the day that my daughter asked me why the birds couldn’t breathe. That day was in June 2010, a month and a half after the April 20 blowout on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. My oldest daughter, now … Read more
It is, in fact, true that the Republicans are moving ahead with plans to tack on the Keystone XL pipeline as part of a package to extend the payroll tax cuts for next year. It is equally true that President Obama is not happy about this turn of events and has threatened to block any … Read more
Today, more than 500 elementary school students in our local public school hauled recyclable bags filled with more recyclable plastic bags to school to mark America Recycles Day. Our green clubs are counting the bags – we already know that one kindergarten class brought in nearly 2000 – and putting them aside to reuse (for … Read more