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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.
06/08/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) passed the House today by a vote of 195-0, said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny).
06/07/2017
HARRISBURG – A bill designed to provide career and technical education students with additional pathways to fulfilling their graduation requirements unanimously earned Senate approval this week and is now on its way to the governor. The bill is sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin).
05/25/2017
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny) will be introducing legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC).
05/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act passed the House and heads to the governor’s desk for signature, House Republican leaders said today.
05/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) and other House Republican leaders have sent the following letter to former Gov. Ed Rendell and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, requesting they return the surplus money from the 2016 national convention held in Philadelphia.
05/03/2017
HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement regarding the proposed tax on computer services in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017-18:
05/01/2017
WHAT: In partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will be visiting City Charter High School in Pittsburgh to help celebrate the role that high-quality public charter schools play in Pennsylvania. Turzai will take questions from the media at the event.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG - Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today attended an executive order signing with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the White House Roosevelt Room. The event highlighted the concept of federalism, returning powers to states and local communities, especially in the area of education.
04/25/2017
Four-bill package will allow more consumer convenience and choices, remove government from interference with business, pricing