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01/19/2017
Pennsylvania has been granted an extension until June 5, 2017 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fix state law to allow for federal REAL ID compliance after Governor Tom Wolf and bipartisan leaders including Senators Scarnati, Corman, and Costa, and Representatives Turzai, Reed, and Dermody, wrote to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month.
01/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held on Tuesday, March 21, to fill the vacant seat in the 197th Legislative District in Philadelphia.
01/15/2017
MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, Allegheny County – Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) commented today about the appointment by Attorney General-elect Josh Shapiro of former Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) to his executive staff.
01/05/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced the appointments of both Republican and Democratic committee chairmen for the 2017-18 Legislative Session.
01/03/2017
HARRISBURG – The 2017-18 Session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives opened today with the election of Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as speaker after 200 of the 203 members of the General Assembly took their oaths of office. The House also adopted a set of rules governing how the body operates.
12/31/2016
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) today issued the following statement regarding the end of the massive manhunt and the murder of Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon Weaver, who was killed Friday night in the line of duty.
12/22/2016
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement he will not ask for sales or income tax increases in this year’s budget:
11/29/2016
DeVos commits to transforming education system
11/15/2016
HARRISBURG – The 122 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus today once again elected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) as their choice for speaker of the House of Representatives and Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) as majority leader for the 2017-18 legislative session.
11/15/2016
HARRISBURG – Fresh off last week’s election victories, House members return to Harrisburg today to take the final votes of the 2015-16 legislative session and hold caucus elections for leadership during the next session.
11/09/2016
Majority climbs to 122 members for 2017-18 session
11/04/2016
House Bill 2107 signed today by Gov. Tom Wolf
11/03/2016
Turzai’s historic legislation enables the sale of wine in grocery stores, allows for greater customer convenience
11/02/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said a package of bills signed by the governor today will save lives by fighting opioid abuse in Pennsylvania.
11/01/2016
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said today.