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Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry, R-Pa., second from left, House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-28, third from left, state Sen. John DiSanto, R-15, state Rep. Patty Kim, D-103, and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse laugh at a remark during an event announcing that a new Navy ship will be named the USS Harrisburg. October 10, 2019.

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.

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

House Speaker Mike Turzai delivering a speech in October. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 11, 2018

Even though the Supreme Court declared abortion a constitutional right 45 years ago with Roe v. Wade, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Mike Turzai seemingly pushed against that decision Monday. The Republican lawmaker unveiled a controversial bill in front of the Health Committee that wo...

Republican gubernatorial candidates debate at CMU

Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor debate at Carnegie Mellon University Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

The crowd erupted into a mix of boos and cheers at the in Kresge Theatre Saturday night when Laura Ellsworth admitted she did not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, favoring another Republican candidate — John Kasich — instead. “The reason that I didn’t support Presid...

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