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Mike Turzai

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  • Cigarette-tax vote hits a Pa. legislative roadblock

    HARRISBURG — The House of Representatives has canceled a vote on a new cigarette tax for Philadelphia, casting doubt on whether the city's schools will be able to safely open on time in September. Leaders in the Republican-controlled House...
  • Allentown developers cultivating political influence

    The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force. City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...
  • Bills letting PA teachers carry guns and NRA sue municipalities await Legislature

    State lawmakers gradually return to session Monday from their summer break. Lawmakers don’t have to be in House and Senate chambers for roll call until 1 p.m. and neither chamber is expected to finalize many controversial bills dealing with...
  • PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election

    PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election
    For months, political insiders have speculated whether Rep. Bill Adolph, the moderate Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was angling to become the next Speaker of the House. But Adolph’s political aspirations, if they are...
  • State drags feet on Medicaid expansion seen as key to Obamacare

    Beginning today, The Morning Call will kick off a series of occasional stories taking a comprehensive look at how the Affordable Care Act will change health care and how Pennsylvanians access it. We will provide useful information to aid you in navigating...
  • Liquor privatization vote moves step closer in House

     
    Yo! Can you hear the collective sigh of relief? Lawmakers and reporters won't be stuck in the Capitol for that long today. In a surprise move Wednesday, Democrats withdrew all but one of the 106 amendments they had introduced as......
  • 'Tom Corbett Liquor Tax'?

     
    Yo! The latest liquor amendment count is in as of 1 p.m. Lawmakers have added 124 amendments to the already amended House Bill 790, the liquor privatization bill, backed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai,......
  • Turzai liquor bill restricts Sunday sales and who can sell booze

     
    Yo! If you thought privatizing state liquor stores would mean you could get booze any time or anywhere, think again. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, floated a 209-page bill that mirrors the privatization plan Corbett floated as part of.......
  • Mike Turzai’s Jim Mora moment

     
    Yo! Ever see those Coors Light commercials that use old clips of NFL coaches like Jim Mora and Herm Edwards giving a ranting answer to a reporter's question. Pretty funny. Well, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, had a Mora......
  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • Rendell: For Romney, debates are make or break

    Rendell: For Romney, debates are make or break
    If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen and chieftains...