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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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The Road not yet Traveled

By at April 5, 2011 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

The Road not yet Traveled

The double whammy (and irony) is what happens when gas prices rise – not only does the share per gallon go down, but people also use more fuel-efficient cars or travel less. The result is a declining pool of money to fix and expand roads — roads that are poorly maintained and exceeding flow capacity as it is.

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Turmoil in the House: What’s at Stake

By at January 31, 2011 | 11:18 am | 1 Comments

Turmoil in the House: What’s at Stake

Below the screaming, yelling, and storming for the doors in a Pennsylvania House Rules Committee last week were some substantial bills and amendments up for consideration. Tim Potts talks about the importance of that legislation that got swept under the rug in the flare-up.

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Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

By at December 10, 2010 | 11:53 am | 2 Comments

Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

(ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order Tuesday accusing a natural gas driller of contaminating water supplies in North Texas and giving the company 48 hours to provide potable water to those affected. In a letter sent to the drilling company, Range Resources, [PDF], the agency said it had determined an “imminent and […]

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