Turzai Issues Statement on Scarnati Not Seeking Re-Election

Feb. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After serving the constituents of the 25th District for five terms, Sen. Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has announced he will not seek re-election. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement:

Wolf’s ‘Restore PA’ Plan More Likely to Destroy PA

Feb. 11, 2020 / Editorial

Gov. Tom Wolf once again is pushing his fiscally irresponsible, job-crushing Restore PA proposal. He wants to borrow $4.5 billion at a cost to the taxpayers of $6.5 billion in principal, interest and fees. This debt-financed “boondoggle” is to be allocated at the whim of a new government board and paid for by yet another job-killing tax on natural gas production. Keep in mind, the state already imposes an impact fee on natural gas production and levies business taxes on these employers.

Energize PA Initiative Heads to Governor’s Desk

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded the passage today of House Bill 1100 by both the House and the Senate, each with overwhelming bipartisan votes.

House Republican Leaders Call for Spending Slow Down

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21. The governor presented his $36 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.

House GOP Leaders: Don’t Change What Isn’t Broken

Feb. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders today agreed with some of the findings of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee’s (LBFC) year-long study into the medical malpractice venue issue but were disappointed that the bipartisan, bicameral committee stopped short in asking for the state’s highest court to abandon its proposal to revoke the current venue rule.

Turzai Joins National Leaders at White House for USMCA Signing

Jan. 29, 2020 /

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined state and local officials from across the country today for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signing at the White House with President Donald J. Trump. He issued the following statement after the signing:

Speaker to Make Announcement

Jan. 22, 2020 /

WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), who is serving in his tenth term as state representative of the 28th Legislative District and third term as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will hold a press conference.

Speaker Turzai Applauds Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Dec. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today congratulated Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) on the enactment of Act 107 of 2019, allowing for hunting up to three Sundays each year.

Speaker Turzai Applauds Covestro’s Purchase of Robinson Township Campus

Dec. 04, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today praised Covestro LLC for its recent agreement with Bayer Corporation to purchase Bayer’s Robinson Township campus in Pittsburgh, which is home to Covestro’s U.S. headquarters. The change in ownership is planned for Dec. 31, 2020.

Speaker Applauds Senate Passage of Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321, Urges Governor to Sign Bill

Nov. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) thanked Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and 26 other senators for passing House Bill 321, legislation that protects the lives of unborn children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The House passed House Bill 321 in a bipartisan vote of 117-76 on May 14. Speaker Turzai called on Gov. Tom Wolf to please sign the bill.

Speaker Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Energize PA Bill

Nov. 20, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded Senate Finance Committee Chairman Scott Hutchinson and members of the committee for passing a foundational piece of the “Energize PA” package, House Bill 1100, sponsored by Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne). This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives on Sept. 19 by a vote of 139-46, maintained its bipartisan support by passing out of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday by a vote of 7-3.

Down Syndrome Protection Bill Passes Senate Committee, Turzai Says

Nov. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50), reported legislation that protects the lives of unborn children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Turzai to Hold Rally Against Gov. Wolf’s Attack on Charter Schools

Nov. 15, 2019 /

WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and officials with Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE) will host charter school parents, students and educators at the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to drastically cut funding to Pennsylvania’s charter schools. Philadelphia has the state’s largest concentration of charter schools. The schools are in such demand in the city that more than 30,000 students are on charter school waitlists.