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Business Executive Forum features PA Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai T he Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Rep. Mike Turzai, PA Speaker of the House, will be the speaker at our Business Executive Forum . The event is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Schuylkill Country Club, 877 W. Market St., Orwigsburg. Representative Turzai was unanimously elected Speaker of the House on January 6, 2015 by his House Colleagues; he is now in his eighth term in the Pennsylvania hard to control government spending in or- der to reduce taxes on families and business. He quickly focused his efforts on helping hard-working families, making Pennsylvania more competitive for private-sector job creators and cutting government waste, fraud and abuse. Working to attract new business to the Com- monwealth and help employers expand their operations to improve job creation and career opportunities, Mike continues to spearhead efforts to lower the cost of doing business in Pennsylvania. As a result of his leadership, Mike was twice elected by his peers to serve as Majority Leader for the House Republican Caucus. He was the floor leader from 2011 to 2014. During the 2011-12 Legislative Session he was instrumental in passing the Fair Share Act, an important lawsuit abuse reform measure. House of Representatives. Win- ning a special election in 2001 for a seat in the 28 th Legislative Dis- trict, Mike represents communities in the North Hills of Allegheny County. As a legislator, Mike has pushed

During that session and the most recent 2013- 14 Legislative Session, Mike also led efforts to provide real business tax relief and advocated for fair and balanced workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation systems. Well known for his efforts to get Pennsylva- nia out of the business of selling wine and spir- its, Mike led the historic passage of House Bill 790, the first measure in the history of Pennsyl-

vania to remove the monopoly and create a free market so consumers could enjoy choices and conve- niences of the 21 st century. A relentless champion for ex- panding parental choice and helping children receive a 21 st century education, Mike led efforts to team up with Pennsylvania’s business community to develop and implement a $50 million Op- portunity Scholarship Tax Credit which targets children trapped in the Commonwealth’s most under

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performing public schools. In his four years as House Majority Leader, he led efforts that doubled the Educational Improvement Tax Credit from $50 million to $100 million dollars, dramatically expanding educational options for families across the Commonwealth. All Visionary, Premier and Executive Mem- bers receive 1 complimentary reservation for this event. Special reserved seating is available. Please call Monica Walborn at 570-622-1942 for details and to reserve your seat. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Registration is also available via the Chamber’s website - www.schuylkillchamber. com or call the Chamber office at 570-622- 1942. ℑ

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