Ex-Pa. House Speaker gets new job in the gas industry, a day after stepping down

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By: The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day after leaving his post as speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai has become general counsel for the Pittsburgh-based natural gas division of Essential Utilities Inc., the company said Tuesday.

Turzai, a Republican from suburban Pittsburgh, was an ally of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry while in office, including helping to rebuff efforts to impose a tax on production from the vast Marcellus Shale reservoir.

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