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04/24/2018
Earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration over the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities throughout Pennsylvania. His declaration followed the General Assembly’s action in passing 13 different bills to combat this crisis.
04/16/2018
HARRISBURG – By a vote of 139-56, the House of Representatives passed legislation authored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
04/10/2018
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome was reported from the House Health Committee today by a bipartisan vote of 17-9.
04/02/2018
HARRISBURG – A law which places the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) went into effect yesterday, said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
03/20/2018
HARRISBURG -- House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement regarding today’s order from the U.S. Supreme Court:
03/09/2018
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) will hold a rally to discuss legislation that would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
02/22/2018
(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai have issued the following statement regarding today’s Emergency Application for Stay filing before the Supreme Court of the United States:
02/19/2018
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-28) issued the following statement after the PA Supreme Court issued its gerrymandered Congressional district map:
02/16/2018
(HARRISBURG) – An analysis today of the Governor’s Congressional redistricting map provided to the PA Supreme Court shows that Governor Wolf designed a blatantly partisan map that fails to meet the criteria established by the Court, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-28).
02/13/2018
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati (R-Cameron/Clearfield/Clinton/Elk/Jefferson/McKean/Potter/Tioga) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf in response to his rejection of the state congressional map proposal presented to him on Friday, Feb. 9. The letter is as follows:
02/08/2018
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) introduced House Bill 2050 today, which would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
02/02/2018
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) are introducing legislation that would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
01/25/2018
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will be the guest speaker at the National School Choice Week Rally to support expanding school choice options in Pennsylvania. The rally will spotlight a variety of educational options for Pennsylvania students and showcase student stories.
01/24/2018
WHAT: The Pennsylvania Council for American Private Education (PACAPE) has selected House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as its School Choice Champion Award winner on behalf of Pennsylvania private schools. For the last five years, PACAPE has presented one legislator with the School Choice Champion Award for his or her support of school choice throughout his or her career.
01/24/2018
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the City of Philadelphia’s plan to help drug addicts inject heroin and possibly other illegal drugs in supervised locations: