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Turzai protests any new shale tax

House Speaker Mike Turzai took aim Tuesday against any new severance tax on natural gas drilling in the state, warning it may cost jobs and harm the industry.

Turzai called a news conference to attack a proposal by Gov. Wolf to increase taxes on the industry to generate new money for education. “The governor is basically calling for a de facto moratorium” on drilling, Turzai said, “like New York has.”

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