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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG - Unanimously passing the state House last week and the Senate the week before, an unprecedented Workers’ Compensation reform bill was signed into law today by the governor, announced Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – In a series of education-focused bills passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this session, including this week, the chamber continued its commitment to excellence in education that has been a hallmark for House Republicans since gaining the majority nearly four years ago.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) issued the following statement in response to the politically motivated press event held by State Treasurer Rob McCord and State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale:
HARRISBURG – In a move to relieve taxpayers from crushing debt built by years of fiscal irresponsibility driven by overspending on projects by past administrations, the House Finance Committee voted Monday to send House Bill 2419, a strategic debt reduction program, to the House floor for a vote later this week, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Turzai received the award for his 100 percent voting record on behalf of Pennsylvania’s small-business owners.
Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.
WHAT: House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss the state budget and leadership to move forward on related issues.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
HARRISBURG – Universities are special places for open debate and a free exchange of differing ideas, but the American Studies Association (ASA) believes differently, House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today, as he announced the united opposition of the full House of Representatives to the ASA’s boycott against the State of Israel and Israeli academic institutions.