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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:
01/23/2018
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), along with Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) and House Labor and Industry Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), announced the latest House Republican efforts to strengthen the fight against Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis.
01/22/2018
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will hold a press conference to discuss the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania and highlight a new measure. House Bill 18/Senate Bill 936 will combat the fact that opioids have been prescribed to injured Pennsylvania workers far more than in other states and with higher dosage amounts, making it all the more likely workers fall prey to addiction and overdose.
01/17/2018
ROYERSFORD – State Rep. Michael Corr (R-Montgomery) and state Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) today visited Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, where they and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) highlighted the benefits enjoyed by students, parents, local businesses and schools that have used two popular education tax credit programs.
01/08/2018
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered two special elections be held on Tuesday, May 15, to fill the vacant seats in the 48th Legislative District in Allegheny County and the 178th Legislative District in Bucks County. May 15 is also the scheduled primary election in Pennsylvania.
12/21/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) became law today, said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny).
12/12/2017
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today applauded passage of Senate Bill 3, which lowers the risk to mothers and babies by limiting abortions to cases of medical necessity after 20 weeks of pregnancy and abolishing dismemberment abortions.