Latest Mike Turzai News

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...

Pennsylvania Senate passes Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Nov. 20, 2019 7:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. The bill is the latest volley against abortion rights by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature,...

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek control over carbon cap, price

Nov. 20, 2019 12:02 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to assert control over a key part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to fight climate change in the nation’s fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday introduced legislation to...