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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 26, 2011 | 9:11 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; as RTC’s John Messeder learned when it comes to education there is no such thing as free. The EPA is in Pennsylvania doing more than just looking over the DEP’s shoulder, and Governor Corbett signs Act 1, which goes well beyond killing the mandatory installation of sprinklers.

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Killing Sprinklers is tied to Substandard Building Codes

By at April 21, 2011 | 1:20 pm | 1 Comments

Killing Sprinklers is tied to Substandard Building Codes

Somehow the facts went out the roof like billowing smoke. Installing a sprinkler system costs on average about 1 to 1.5 percent of the total dollar amount of construction. In most instances, those dollars add up to the same amount a homeowner would fork out to upgrade carpet or countertops.

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Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

By at February 16, 2011 | 9:08 am | 63 Comments

Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

Pennsylvania’s Senate will begin debating a school choice bill today, on the surface it looks good, but dig deeper and as Tim Potts found its problematic. However, Potts has found an easy fix.

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Fumbled on the Patriot Line

By at February 9, 2011 | 11:07 am | 1 Comments

Fumbled on the Patriot Line

U.S. House Republicans have fumbled the Patriot Act. We have not heard this much “can you believe it,” since Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers folded like a 50 cent pack of playing cards at a yard sale.

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A bright idea takes one phone call

By at December 20, 2010 | 11:00 am | 2 Comments

A bright idea takes one phone call

Rate caps are about to expire for the rest of Pennsylvania’s electric markets. As Rock The Capital’s Terry Burger shows us there are some smart avenues consumers can follow to save some money on their electric bill.

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Misdeeds at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

By at December 15, 2010 | 5:43 pm | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General finds a host of things awry at the Gaming Control Board. From the way some contracts were awarded to the amount of money spent on travel and meals — bringing a new name to High Rollers.

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