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03/13/2014
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.
03/13/2014
HARRISBURG – Highlighting a special state criminal code exception for business management and labor unions in the Commonwealth, the House voted to prohibit stalking, harassment and threats of violence for everyone, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai said today.
02/24/2014
HARRISBURG – North Allegheny School District will receive a $25,000 Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today.
02/11/2014
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) issued the following statement regarding the announcement today by Speaker of the House Sam Smith that he will not be running for re-election:
01/28/2014
HARRISBURG – Bigotry is wrong and cannot be tolerated is the message Pennsylvania House Leaders are sending today with the introduction of a resolution condemning the Academic Studies Association (ASA) boycott against the State of Israel, House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) announced today.
01/16/2014
Educating Pennsylvania’s children has been one of the top priorities of the House Republican Caucus since gaining the majority last session, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today. In fact, the last three budgets clearly make education spending the top priority in Pennsylvania. Even with the loss of federal stimulus money, Pennsylvania, in the current budget, dedicates a record $10 billion in state funds to basic education.
12/23/2013
HARRISBURG – Helping taxpayers, employees and pensioners by keeping the Allegheny County Pension Fund actuarially sound is the goal of a new law signed by the governor today, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) announced.
11/06/2013
HARRISBURG – A completely revamped version of the General Assembly’s website was launched this morning to give the public better access to a wide array of legislative information, including bill text and history, votes in the Senate and the House, committee meetings and votes, and much more, legislative leaders announced.
10/22/2013
HARRISBURG – Another bill to attack the prevalent abuse of Pennsylvania’s civil justice system passed the House today and is on its way to governor’s desk, Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said.
10/16/2013
HARRISBURG – In stark contrast to what is happening in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania General Assembly today passed legislation to reform a much-abused state funding program, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.
09/26/2013
HARRISBURG – Almost $150 million over two years will be saved by Pennsylvania school districts if House Bill 618, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 133-62, and heads to the Senate for consideration, House Majority leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today.
09/26/2013
HARRISBURG – Almost $150 million over two years will be saved by Pennsylvania school districts if House Bill 618, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 133-62, and heads to the Senate for consideration, House Majority leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today.
09/06/2013
PITTSBURGH – House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Alleghany County) issued the following statement on the death of House of Representatives Transportation Chairman, Rep. Dick Hess.
08/28/2013
The third in a series of “House Hangout” discussions addressing the issue of Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage has made it difficult for schools and municipal governments to get the best deal for taxpayers. In this teleconference, legislators and others discuss the need for reform of Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage law. (They all participated in a House Labor and Industry Committee hearing on this topic in State College last week.)
06/19/2013
The second in a series of “House Hangout” discussions addressing the issue of Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage has made it difficult for schools and municipal governments to maximize a competitive bidding process to get the best deal for taxpayers.