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09/27/2016
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to provide career and technical education students with greater flexibility in fulfilling their graduation requirements has been introduced by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin).
09/27/2016
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss recent advances in school choice for students in Pennsylvania. Also, the Speaker will announce new legislation to increase the amount of Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credits (OSTC) to record numbers. The two programs give tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.
09/26/2016
HARRISBURG – The House Republican Caucus won a victory last Friday on the constitutionality of a business tax reform law when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowed the caucus’ friend of the court brief to be filed, said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana).
09/14/2016
WHAT: The Bridge Educational Foundation, through the support of CSX Transportation, RBC Capital Markets, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Waste Management, is donating $58,000 in scholarship money to eligible families in Allegheny County.
09/14/2016
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has begun the process of auctioning off expired restaurant liquor licenses as permitted by Act 39, the Alcoholic Beverage Convenience (ABC) and Wine Privatization Act. The Turzai-sponsored law went into effect on Aug. 8.
08/31/2016
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will join Gov. Tom Wolf and area lawmakers for the first wine sales from grocery store shelves in Central Pennsylvania. Permits have been approved so far for more than 100 Pennsylvania grocery stores and other private entities to sell wine as part of privatization measures outlined in Act 39 of 2016.
08/19/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded employees from a Pittsburgh supermarket today for making history and becoming the first Pennsylvania store to sell wine since the Prohibition Era due to his privatization measures in Act 39 of 2016.
08/18/2016
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), primary sponsor of historic wine privatization legislation, will announce Pennsylvania’s first supermarket to sell wine in Pennsylvania since Prohibition.
08/18/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded winery owners from across the nation today, as they become the first permit holders able to send wine directly to Pennsylvania consumers’ homes as a part of his privatization measures in Act 39 of 2016.
08/16/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has applauded the approval of an initial wave of permits for Pennsylvania grocery stores and other private entities to sell wine as a part of his privatization measures in Act 39 of 2016.
08/11/2016
WEXFORD – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) would like to remind his constituents that he will be hosting a free Prescription Drug Take-Back and Shred Event on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9-11 a.m. The Town of McCandless Police Department will lend its assistance at the Carson Middle School Campus, where the event will be held.
08/08/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has applauded privatization measures that went into effect today under his enacted legislation, Act 39 of 2016.
08/01/2016
WEXFORD – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will host a free Prescription Drug Take-Back and Shred Event on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9-11 a.m. The Town of McCandless Police Department will lend its assistance at the Carson Middle School Campus, where the event will be held.
07/19/2016
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced his appointment of Jennifer Shuckrow to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board. Shuckrow is a 1994 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a former practicing attorney and college administrator, and the mother of a child with an intractable form of epilepsy.
07/13/2016
Bipartisan vote demonstrates need, support across Commonwealth