Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team For New Session

Press Release Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2011-12 legislative session. Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has been nominated once again to serve as┬áPresident Pro Tempore. The full Senate will vote on Scarnati’s nomination when it reconvenes on January 4. As President Pro Tempore, he will be responsible for appointing the chairpersons and […]

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GOP Picks Smith, Turzai As New Pennsylvania House Leaders

Amy Worden The Philadelphia Inquirer House Republicans chose two Western Pennsylvanians to lead them Tuesday, ushering in an era of GOP control in the state Capitol amid darkening skies on the commonwealth’s fiscal horizon.Rep. Sam Smith of Jefferson County was voted speaker and Rep. Mike Turzai of Allegheny County majority leader. They are to take […]

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Toohil Wins 116th, Ousts House Majority Leader Eachus

Steve Morcarsky Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader In what might very well be the biggest upset in the history of the 116th Legislative District, if not the state, Republican political newcomer Tarah Toohil has won the seat held for seven consecutive terms by Majority House Leader Todd Eachus. Just after 9 p.m., Eachus, 48, delivered a concession speech […]

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GOP Takes Full Control Of Pennsylvania Statehouse

Amy Worden Philadelphia Inquirer Republicans riding the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment took control of both chambers of the legislature on Tuesday. Retaining its grip on the Senate and unseating enough Democrats to get a majority in the House, the GOP could look forward to ruling the General Assembly as well as the governor’s office, soon […]

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