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11/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) is on its way to the governor’s desk after being passed in the House today for the final time, said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny).
11/16/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, to fill the vacant seat in the 35th Legislative District in Allegheny County.
11/06/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is excited about the enactment of Act 55 of 2017, comprehensive education reform legislation, despite the fact the governor refused to sign the bill. As of today, 10 days have elapsed since the House and Senate put House Bill 178 on the governor’s desk, making it become law despite no action by the governor. Turzai issued the following statement:
11/02/2017
PITTSBURGH –Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement upon the death of Frederick (Fred) Anton III of Philadelphia:
10/25/2017
HARRISBURG –Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement regarding the passage of funding for state-related universities:
10/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today expressed disappointment by the Senate’s removal of debt reduction reform measures from House Bill 785 again, most recently yesterday, Oct. 23.
10/17/2017
Legislation to help those truly in need, prevent waste, pave pathway to prosperity
10/05/2017
HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to restore fiscal responsibility and sustainability to state spending and borrowing, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today applauded House passage of legislation that would enact substantial debt reduction and responsible debt management policies in the Commonwealth.
09/25/2017
PITTSBURGH –Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement upon the passing of Joseph Hopper, formerly of Moon Township and more recently, Sewickley:
09/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Responding to the credit downgrade from Standard & Poor’s today, House Republican leaders reminded investors and Pennsylvanians that the Commonwealth has never missed a payment and tax revenues are continuously being collected. The leaders also suggested the downgrade could help bring lawmakers together in the effort to address major cost-drivers in the state budget.
09/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.
09/08/2017
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Democratic Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) regret to confirm the passing of state Rep. Daniel McNeill (D-Lehigh), who died on Friday, Sept. 8. Turzai and Dermody issued this statement jointly:
08/29/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement regarding the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and the preliminary report issued by Infrastructure Management Group yesterday:
06/30/2017
$32 billion budget eliminates deficit and funds schools without new taxes
06/08/2017
HARRISBURG – As part of the House Republican effort to reinvent the operations and priorities of Pennsylvania government, the House approved legislation to stop pension costs from draining critical taxpayer resources away from schools, law enforcement and other important programs, House leaders said today. With a bipartisan vote of 143-53, the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.