Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai has been a true champion for the Marcellus industry in the Keystone State. He’s also a great conservative, a counterweight to leftist Governor Tom Wolf. Mike Turzai is the reason Wolf’s odious (and really dumb) severance tax has not passed. Turzai has been our firewall. In January Speaker Turzai announced he would not run again at the end of his term, which ends in December of this year (see Say It Ain’t So! PA House Speaker Mike Turzai is Retiring). Yesterday Turzai announced he is leaving as of Monday, June 15–six months before the end of the term. Bummer.