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06/23/2016
HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan effort to proactively and effectively continue combatting the opioid crisis gripping Pennsylvania, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana), Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) and the 199 other members of the House of Representatives today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special session of the General Assembly.
06/21/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to the Pennsylvania House advancing House Bill 1948 to the Senate for consideration. The bill would lower the risk to mothers and babies by limiting abortions to cases of medical necessity after 20 weeks of pregnancy, instead of the current 24-week ceiling, and ending the practice of dismemberment abortions.
06/14/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) today applauded the strong bipartisan passage of a critical public employee pension reform bill and called on the Senate to pass and Gov. Tom Wolf to sign Senate Bill 1071.
06/14/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to a Pennsylvania House vote of 150-41 in favor of an amendment to Senate Bill 1071, otherwise known as the Tobash amendment, which establishes a hybrid retirement benefits plan for future state and school employees.
06/08/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to the governor signing into law historic liquor privatization legislation (House Bill 1690):
06/07/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to Shell Chemical Appalachia’s decision to build a major petrochemical complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene derivatives unit, near Pittsburgh in Potter Township, Beaver County.
06/06/2016
HARRISBURG – The deadline to apply for the state’s 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today.
05/25/2016
McCANDLESS – After a successful inaugural veterans’ assistance program on May 20, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced that area veterans are invited to attend the next monthly assistance hours on June 17 at his district office in McCandless. Every third Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Larry Michaelis, department service officer with the American Legion, is available to assist veterans and their families in the 28th District.
05/17/2016
McCANDLESS – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is inviting area veterans to attend monthly assistance hours at his district office in McCandless. On the third Friday of each month, beginning May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Larry Michaelis, department service officer with the American Legion, is available to assist veterans and their families in the 28th District.
05/17/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28), Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-62) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), along with school board representatives and education advocates, today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to side with Pennsylvania schools and sign House Bill 805.
05/05/2016
McCANDLESS – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is inviting area veterans to attend monthly assistance hours at his district office in McCandless. Every third Friday, beginning Friday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Larry Michaelis, department service officer with the American Legion, is available to assist veterans and their families in the 28th District.
05/05/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to the Pennsylvania Senate sending House Bill 805 to the governor’s desk for signature. The law ends the practice of seniority-based layoffs that are dismissals caused by a reduction in force and, by law, must be conducted in order of inverse seniority. The last teacher hired had been the first person fired, regardless of his or her impact on students.
04/25/2016
HARRISBURG – Applications are now available for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said today.
04/04/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to the Pennsylvania House Health Committee advancing House Bill 1948 to the full House for consideration. The bill would lower the risk to mothers and babies, limiting abortions to cases of medical necessity after 20 weeks of pregnancy, instead of the current 24-week ceiling, and end the practice of dismemberment abortions.
03/29/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today he has appointed the first equal opportunity officer and the Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee commenced with its first meeting with the goal of developing, recommending and implementing equal opportunity employment and procurement policies in the House of Representatives.