Reopening PA - The Speaker's Weekly Update

May. 25, 2020 / Embed

My latest update: - #MemorialDay, - ensuring our youth can safely get back to playing sports, - PA's nursing home travesty and the Senior Protection Act, - Gov. Wolf's many vetoes, - schools reopening in the fall.

House Vote to Overturn Veto and Put Pennsylanians Back to Work Falls Short

May. 20, 2020 / Embed

Gov. Wolf has shown time and again, he is not listening to the voices of Pennsylvanians whose livelihoods are being destroyed by this pandemic response. This bill would have allowed a variety of businesses to safely reopen in the same way national retailers, government offices and countless other businesses approved by this administration are currently working. Instead, these Pennsylvanians, and the families who depend on their income, will continue to suffer.”

The Startling Statistics About COVID in PA's Nursing Homes

May. 18, 2020 / Embed

Speaker Mike Turzai shares a video update about the two crises that Pennsylvanians are facing: COVID and the rush to prevent economic collapse. The video also includes the terribly disheartening statistics shared about the COVID casualties in PA's nursing homes.

They're Only Asking for the Same Opportunity

May. 14, 2020 / Embed

House Bill 2388, passed by the House with bipartisan support, would allow several sectors of the state’s economy to resume under current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. “Our state is facing an unemployment crisis like we have never seen in our lifetimes, and hope we never see again,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) said. “Our employers and business owners recognize we’ve all made changes to our daily lives to flatten the curve and protect ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19. They have only asked for the same opportunity to change their businesses as well.” After an amendment in the Senate, House Bill 2388 would allow the following industries to resume in Pennsylvania: • Vehicle dealers. • Manufacturing operations. • Lawn and garden centers. • Salons and barber shops. • Messenger services. • Animal groomers.

Getting Many PA Industries Safely Back to Work

May. 14, 2020 / Embed

During House debate, Rep. Natalie Mihalek explains her bill to help several industries in PA to safely re-open.

Protecting Residents in PA’s Nursing Home Facilities

May. 11, 2020 / Embed

Seeking to protect seniors and other individuals living in Pennsylvania’s nursing home facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is proposing legislation that would establish a framework to help these facilities keep loved ones safe.

We Must Protect the Most Vulerable

May. 11, 2020 / Embed

Speaker of the PA House Mike Turzai urges the protection of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable populations as we combat COVID-19, while he provides insight into some data finally received from the state Department of Health. The Speaker further discusses action to safely, compassionately, and urgently re-open the state’s economy by allowing businesses to reopen (if they choose to) and getting people back to their jobs and provide for their families.

Re-Opening PA's Economy - Safely, Compassionately, Urgently

May. 04, 2020 / Embed

Speaker of the PA House Mike Turzai gives some insight into what’s happening to combat COVID-19 in Pennsylvania while working to safely, compassionately, and urgently re-open the state’s economy by allowing businesses to reopen (if they choose to) and getting people back to their jobs and provide for their families.

Taking Action to Provide Hope for Pennsylvanians

May. 01, 2020 / Embed

Reopening PA - KDKA Radio Interview with Larry Ritchert

May. 01, 2020 / Embed

So many things are happening to ReOpen PA - safely, compassionately, and urgently! Thanks for the great interview, Larry Ritchert. Hear a replay of it from KDKA Radio.