Latest Mike Turzai News

Speaker sets March votes to fill 3 vacant state House seats

Jan. 7, 2020 4:54 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in three Pennsylvania House districts will choose new state representatives during special elections scheduled for March, the state House speaker announced Tuesday. A top aide to Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, said the March 17 date was chosen to fill seats that became...

Special election set to replace House member facing charges

Dec. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, pa. (AP) — Voters in a west Philadelphia district in the state House of Representatives will replace a lawmaker accused of stealing from a charity during a special election early next year. Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai announced Monday the special election to replace Movita...

In this Dec. 19, 2018 photo,  Movita Johnson-Harrell, a supervisor for the Victim Witness Services unit, speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia.  Johnson-Harrell, a state House representative from Philadelphia, won a special election in March 2019 and is facing charges after prosecutors accused her of enriching herself by stealing money from a non-profit organization she founded to serve the mentally ill and poor who were fighting addiction. The charges were filed Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Lawmaker accused of theft from charity announces resignation

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of bilking a charity she founded out of more than $500,000 announced Thursday she was resigning. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, D-Philadelphia, told House Speaker Mike Turzai in a letter that her resignation will take effect on Dec. 13, adding that she...

Pennsylvania lawmakers, judges pulling down raises in 2020

Nov. 25, 2019 5:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials will collect another annual salary increase in 2020, with the governor’s salary passing $200,000 and rank-and-file lawmakers’ base salaries passing $90,000. The salary increases come as lawmakers...