VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

Nearly two years after Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) began working on Senate Resolution 6, the Senate Resolution 6 Commission voted on and adopted its final report during a Nov. 28 meeting. After the meeting, Vulakovich, Barrar, and most of the 39 members of the commission joined for a press conference where they announced the final report.

The report includes 27 recommendations that are aimed at providing support for volunteer fire and emergency medical services throughout Pennsylvania as well as assisting with professional fire and EMS departments.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board

New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board

The new Philadelphia school board met with council members on Tuesday at City Hall, but after the joy from returned local control wore off, Council President Darrell Clarke (D-District 5) set the tone for the daylong hearings.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Sprinkler opponents come out in droves for Pittsburgh City Council hearing

Sprinkler opponents come out in droves for Pittsburgh City Council hearing

If Pittsburgh Fire Chief Daryl Jones had it his way, every home in the city would have a sprinkler system. But for now, he’d settle for them being required in all high-rise buildings.

“One of my duties is to reduce the risk of fire to citizens and visitors as well as the firefighters in the city of Pittsburgh,” Jones said while testifying before city council Monday evening.

His advocacy for a fire-sprinkler requirement comes after a high-rise fire claimed an elderly woman’s life two years ago. But despite Jones’s insistence that installing sprinkler systems is the only way to ensure safety, the roughly hundred people who filled council chambers for the public hearing remained unconvinced.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General unveils “A Safer Pennsylvania: A Community Approach to Firearm Safety” special report

Auditor General unveils “A Safer Pennsylvania: A Community Approach to Firearm Safety” special report

At a press conference on Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a special report on firearm safety which outlines several new ways in which Pennsylvania can curb deaths and injuries from firearms without changing existing state laws.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Judge rules against “opening Pandora’s box," confirms Tomlinson win

Judge rules against “opening Pandora’s box," confirms Tomlinson win

A Bucks County Court of Common Pleas judge ruled against a challenge to state absentee ballot rules by Rep. Tina Davis's (D-Bucks) Senate campaign Monday, confirming incumbent Sen. Tommy Tomlinson's (R-Bucks) razor thin reelection.

The suit asked Judge Jeffrey Finley to decide if the General Assembly “clearly, palpably and plainly violated” the state constitution's free and fair election clause with the tight turn around for absentee applications and the ballot themselves.
Monday, November 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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