Latest Mike Turzai News

House OKs budget bill after stiff criticism by Democrats

Jun. 25, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed the main bill in a just-unveiled $34 billion compromise budget plan on Tuesday, despite hard criticism by rank-and-file Democrats that included a floor fight over whether they could criticize the package for lacking a minimum wage...

Divided House votes to end $54M cash welfare program

Jun. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the state House voted Wednesday to end a Pennsylvania cash welfare program, a year after it was revived following a court decision. The Republican-majority House voted 106-95 to eliminate the $54 million in payments, bundled in the bill with a subsidy for Philadelphia...

Governor to veto $100M private schools bill in Pennsylvania

Jun. 12, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto legislation passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to substantially expand taxpayer support by $100 million for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania. Wednesday's statement from Wolf's office comes a day after the Senate...

$100M private schools bill starts budget season fight

Jun. 11, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to substantially expand taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania won passage Tuesday in the Republican-controlled Legislature, although Gov. Tom Wolf is signaling that he will block it. The public dust-up ramps up a fight between supporters of...

Expansion of private-school tax credits advances in Senate

Jun. 5, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to substantially expand taxpayer support for private and religious schools is taking another step in Pennsylvania. The Senate Education Committee approved the bill Wednesday over the protests of Democrats. It's sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai and passed the...

Special election set for August to fill state House vacancy

May. 28, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in a rural central Pennsylvania district will pick a new state House member in August to fill the vacancy created by a recent congressional election. House Speaker Mike Turzai on Tuesday set the special election for the seat held most recently by state Rep. Fred Keller, a...