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Since too few children are able to access to good preschool, the Cincinnati decided to add funding source for preschool and K-12 education. High costs of preschools make less family afford it and the school is not enough to serve all children in Ohio. By combining public and pricate programs, Cincinnati will have enough programs for children. The preschool is important for children's future and the overall well-being of the society.
Ohio state needs a more sustainable strategy for heat and power used by manufactures. CHP which combined heat and power technology meets maufacturers' needs for energy, it can also reduces greenhuse gas emissions and energy waste. However, Ohio spends larger amount of investment on CHP but fewer maufacturers adopt this technology. The report lists the reasons why not many maufacturers adopt it and suggests methods that wil help reduce the barriers.
Green building is steadily becoming one of the fastest growing sectors within the American economy. The business case for high performance buildings is being made by both Fortune 100 companies and small businesses, along with local, state and federal governments.
The United States has seen a remarkable set of developments at the international level in controlling greenhouse gas emissions- the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement, and major new agreements on controlling hydrofluorocarbon emissions and pollution from airplanes. The stunning election of Donald Trump casts the future of some but not all of these efforts into doubt, however. The following column details out these agreements and their future impacts within the United States and abroad.
In December of 2015, 195 countries convened in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. To the surprise and delight of most of the participants, the conference ended in consensus among all the participants on a document, the Paris Agreement, that will be opened for signature on April 22, 2016. The Paris Agreement contains specific requirements for monitoring, reporting and verification; those were authorized when the Senate ratified the original climate treaty in 1992. Beyond that, however, it is mostly aspirational. It has many declarations of intent and ambition, and it establishes procedures for future actions to achieve those ambitions. It does not on its face have binding, country-specific commitments to reduce emissions or provide financing. This was no accident; the U.S insisted that such commitments be left out, lest the agreement require Senate ratification, which would be impossible in the current political climate. The Paris Agreement nonetheless has significant legal and operational ramifications for many U.S. businesses. Those are the subject of this column.
Higher minimum wage would reduce inequality, benefit families, offer women and workers of color higher wages. The report recommendsto raise the wage in Columbus to $12 per hour by 2021.
Unemployment compensation provides the most basic benefits to workers who lose their job through no fault of their own. It lets these workers keep the rent paid and the lights on for a short time, while they find a new position. Letting workers get real help with retraining and reemployment will do more to increase solvency while maintaining the shared benefits and important economic protections provided by unemployment compensation.
Foreclosure fillings continue to decline from the peak but still remain in a high level. To address the damage of foreclosure, the state should boost investments in housing counseling, affordable quality housing, and support local efforts to address neighborhood blight.
The lodging tax obtained from Airbnb allows the county to regulate short term rentals. Local residents have complained of noise, crime, and other problems caused by short term rental industry. Lodging tax allows government to remove advantage these short rentals over hotels and to manage the industry more easily.
The cost of business is not only measured by money but should also include air pollution, contaminated water, and other enviornmental impacts. Prices must be based on true cost to help our economy become sustainable. Fossil fuels and toxic chemicals can create a series of negative externalities. public policy must play a critical role in eliminating subsidies and incentives to reduce negative externalities.