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PA GOP Chair Says Voter Disenfranchisement “Helped” In 2012

Last summer, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai caused a national firestorm when he was caught on video at the Republican State Convention saying “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the State of Pennsylvania, done!” While many opponents of the new photo ID requirements saw Turzai’s statement as an outright admission of the political motivations that were truly behind the law’s passage, new evidence and statements from this past week paint an even clearer picture. Read More

House Bill To Privatize Wine And Spirits Stores Threatens 5,000 Good Jobs

Representative Mike Turzai has introduced HB 790, designed to dismantle the PA Wine and Spirits stores, and which will put liquor stores on street corners in neighborhoods all across our state.  The bill, if passed, would eliminate 5,000 family-sustaining jobs, and get rid of a reliable revenue stream worth a half a BILLION dollars in profit and tax revenue annually. Read More