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Ex-House speaker Mike Turzai, a gas industry ally, joins gas utility

A day after leaving his post as speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai has become general counsel for the Pittsburgh-based natural gas division of Essential Utilities Inc.

By The Associated Press

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Top Republican Mike Turzai will resign from the Pa. House on June 15

Turzai announced in January he would not seek reelection this fall and would instead pursue a job in the private sector.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania House speaker says he’ll leave office next week

Mike Turzai said he hoped “to move into the private sector” but did not announce any future plans.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai expected to resign before the end of his term, sources say

It's not clear exactly when Turzai will depart, though he’s expected to outline a timetable Wednesday.
By Jan Murphy/PennLive and Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Updated: 2020-06-05 12:58:52

House Speaker Turzai accepted $11K flight from businessman with fracking-related companies

In Pennsylvania, lawmakers can legally take gifts. The head of an organization pushing for a ban on such gifts said they contribute to a “culture of corruption” in Harrisburg.

By Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in coronavirus relief money. What’s the holdup?

Gov. Tom Wolf said he and the GOP-controlled General Assembly are negotiating how to best spend the state’s pot of discretionary dollars.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA