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Signed, Sealed & Deadly

By at April 26, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

Signed, Sealed & Deadly

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai,(R-Allegheny) is thrilled. In a news release, Turzai said, “It is very appropriate the for the first law of the Pennsylvania Republican majority to give back to residents the ability to choose which safety features should be part of their homes.”

Well, if that’s the case, why not also give homeowners the choice of installing asbestos, joists carved out of balsa wood and for good measure throw in the choice of using lead paint.

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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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Burning Down the House: 147 Reasons for Sprinklers

By at April 20, 2011 | 9:46 am | 67 Comments

Burning Down the House: 147 Reasons for Sprinklers

While we may view the tragic deaths of 147 workers a century-ago as a regrettable historical fact, why do we accept the fire deaths of Pennsylvanians as an acceptable condition?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 20, 2011 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital; Eric Epstein has found that short and long term memory lapses will likely result in more death by smoke and fire now that Pennsylvania is about to kill its sprinkler law, In Japan authorities are trying to find a way to crack down on people crossing over the evacuation zone, and Governor Corbett says no more to gas drillers hauling wastewater to treatment facilities.

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Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

By at March 31, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 45 Comments

Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

In this edition of Searching for Statesmen the importance of fire sprinklers and the fight in Pennsylvania’s legislature to repeal a new mandatory law requiring all new construction of single and double family homes come equipped with sprinklers. Host Mark Singel explores why the Sprinkler Law (H.B. 377) is so important. Singel a former Lt. Governor is urging everyone to reach out to their Senators and urge them not to repeal H.B. 377 — mandatory sprinklers could save as many as 200 lives a year in Pennsylvania.

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When no response can save Lives

By at October 19, 2010 | 4:45 pm | 1,239 Comments

  When firefighters arrived at 625 Forrest Street in Harrisburg, they could do little more than prevent the fire from spreading beyond several row homes on Monday night.  By the time, they made entry, a handful of people were near death, among them four young children: Later, all were pronounced dead at local hospitals: Making it among the deadliest fires […]

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Sticking it in Tom Corbett’s Pocket

By at October 18, 2010 | 4:16 pm | 77 Comments

Tom Corbett’s (pictured to the right) campaign war-chest has topped 15 million dollars in his bid to become Pennsylvania’s next governor. If you take an invasive look at where some of those big dollars are coming from, it foreshadows what’s to come if the Republican, Corbett, gets his way at the ballot box. Some of Corbett’s biggest checks are […]

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