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03/26/2015
WHAT: Panel and media event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to unveil a vision for 21st century Pennsylvania energy policy and the necessity of growing Marcellus/Utica Shale-related usage.
03/18/2015
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) and House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) today questioned Gov. Tom Wolf’s authority to mandate the state’s 500 school districts expend time and resources on a plan to spend what is, thus far, an unfunded budget proposal.
03/04/2015
HARRISBURG – More than $27 million annually will be saved by Pennsylvania school districts if House Bill 530, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 118-78, becomes law, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today.
02/27/2015
WHAT: Press event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to discuss the necessity of protecting Marcellus Shale-related jobs.
02/27/2015
WHAT: Press event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to discuss the necessity of protecting Marcellus Shale-related jobs.
02/27/2015
HARRISBURG – The House today voted in favor of legislation sponsored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) aimed at reforming the way alcoholic beverages are sold in Pennsylvania. This fiscally responsible and consumer-driven wine and spirits privatization legislation would end the post-Prohibition state store system put in place by Pennsylvania’s then pro-temperance governor, Gifford Pinchot.
02/13/2015
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.
02/13/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2014 are now available.
02/11/2015
WHAT: Press event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to discuss the importance of the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax (CSFT) phaseout with Pittsburgh business leaders
01/12/2015
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held to fill the vacant seat in the 170th Legislative District in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 24.
01/09/2015
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today issued the following statement regarding the governor’s appointment of long-time Senate staffer Erik Arneson as the new executive director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The current director, Terry Mutchler, has taken a position in the private sector.
01/05/2015
HARRISBURG – Speaker-Designate Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced the appointments of both Republican and Democratic committee chairmen for the 2015-16 Legislative Session, which begins Jan. 6.
12/19/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) made the following statement praising today’s announcement by the Department of Labor and Industry that the state’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years.
11/12/2014
HARRISBURG – The 119 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus today 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 2015-16 legislative session.
11/05/2014
HARRISBURG – Going into the election with 111 Republican members of the state House of Representatives, the next session will have 119 Republican members as a result of Tuesday’s election returns. It will be the largest majority the House has seen since the 1957-58 session, according to Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Armstrong/Indiana/Jefferson) and Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today.