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Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai speaks with reporters in Harrisburg. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Budget Puts Republican Corbett At Odds With GOP Lawmakers

Governor Corbett’s decision to trim legislative funding from the new state budget is shining a light on the rift between the Republican governor and the legislative leaders of his own party who control the House and Senate.

07/11/2014

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Pa. House Passes Bill To Close ‘Delaware Loophole’ For Business Taxes

Supporters say the bill would offset a reduction in corporate net income tax rates by cracking down on companies that have headquarters or subsidiaries in Delaware and use that state’s tax-friendly policies to avoid paying Pennsylvania levies.

05/07/2013

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Pa. Legislature Wraps Up With No Action On Liquor Store Privatization

Pennsylvania lawmakers have wrapped up another two-year session without action on privatizing liquor sales. That may not bode well for supporters of the idea.

10/19/2012

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Debate On Liquor Store Privatization Bill To Resume Today

The House Monday night began debating the proposal by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican, that would give Pennsylvania beer distributors right of first refusal for 1,600 retail licenses for wine and spirits sales that would be available.

06/12/2012

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Pa. House Takes First Step Toward Smaller Legislature

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate legislation that could ultimately reduce the size of the Pennsylvania legislature.

04/05/2012

Representative Mike Turzai introduces legislation to privatize Pennsylvania Wina and Spirits stores. (Credit: Mike Turzai's office)

Liquor Store Privatization Supporter Decides Against Congressional Run

Efforts to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania got a boost yesterday when the legislature’s prime supporter of the idea announced he’s not going to run for Congress.

01/25/2012

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Liquor Store Privatization Plan Lets Beer Distributors Compete To Sell Wine And Spirits

Beer distributors would be able to compete for the right to sell wine and liquor under the privatization plan unveiled last week by the state House majority leader.

07/18/2011

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Pa. Lawmakers Strike Last-Minute Deal To Extend Jobless Benefits

Legislative leaders yesterday struck a last-minute deal on legislation that will allow Pennsylvania to qualify for an extension of federally-funded unemployment benefits for 45-thousand residents.

06/16/2011

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