mike-turzai

COMMENTARY

Pa. teachers are still teaching, and our students are still learning | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2020

Our educators continue to do their part. They consistently have demonstrated ingenuity in adapting to the pandemic closures.

COMMENTARY

Pa. House Speaker Turzai hammered for dubious COVID-19 Twitter post | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 11, 2020

A aide says the departing speaker was pointing out how vulnerable some Pennsylvanians are to the disease. Twitter didn't see it that way.

COMMENTARY

At a time of great need, it’s time for the Legislature to liquidate its slush funds | Opinion

BY: - April 24, 2020

The Legislature, which gets an annual pay raise, can manage on a $360 million budget. Legislators should use their reserve funds to combat the  pandemic.

COMMENTARY

The surge may be coming, Will House Republicans try to reopen Pa. this week? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 13, 2020

House Republicans will likely try to move such legislation during a week in which COVID-19 cases are expected to surge statewide.

COMMENTARY

This Turzai bill putting Pennsylvania back to work is bad for Pennsylvanians | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2020

We need a better bill that protects our economy while simultaneously protecting our workers, our families and our communities.

COMMENTARY

Turzai put political advantage ahead of public health with House special elections | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - March 31, 2020

It's doubtful if taxpayers will be getting anything of real value anyway by holding the special elections six weeks early.

What two rallies say about the fight over a natural gas tax credit | Analysis

BY: - March 9, 2020

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto the legislation. A fight over a potential override vote in the Legislature is growing more likely by the day.

COMMENTARY

Coronavirus threat: Pa. House needs to pass public health emergency bill, Senate Dem Costa says | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 28, 2020

The call from Sen. Jay Costa comes as the state makes preparations to deal with the virus

COMMENTARY

How Turzai’s going-away present to the gas industry will hurt Pa. for years to come | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2020

The plan will cost Pa. untold billions in tax money. Tell your House and Senate lawmaker to uphold a gubernatorial veto. Send your note now.

Turzai, Scarnati step down on top facing uncertain political waters

BY: - February 16, 2020

House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, both announced they would retire this year, when the odds of either chamber flipping are so-so.

COMMENTARY

Report: Ransomware attacks have cost Pa. healthcare providers $4.5M since 2016 | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 13, 2020

In Pennsylvania, the medical records of some 343,000 people were affected by the attacks, resulting in canceled appointments and untreated patients.

COMMENTARY

The two sides of Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai’s retirement announcement | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - January 25, 2020

The Pennsylvania House's top Republican says he won't seek re-election in 2020. Some believe it's a stage-setter for a 2022 bid for governor.