Christie Allows Sprinkler Bill to Die

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    Fire sprinklers will not be required in new homes in New Jersey.

    Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday allowed a bill that made the rule to die.

    The measure would have applied to newly constructed homes. It would not have applied to mobile homes or homes not connected to a public water system.

    Supporters said it would save lives.

    Opponents said the requirement would drive up costs and make it more difficult for residents to build homes.