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Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term

Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 23, 2020

The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, R-28, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election this year and instead work in the private sector. He made the announcement at a press conference in McCandless, located about 30 minutes north of Oakland.

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Jessica Benham, a Pitt graduate student, aims to unseat District 36 rep Harry Readshaw III.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 15, 2019

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised Pavlecic by switching their conversations to politics. He thought Pavlecic could run for office. ...

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