HARRISBURG (AP) – A day after leaving his post as PA House Speaker, Mike Turzai has become general counsel for the Pittsburgh-based natural gas division of Essential Utilities Inc. The company made the announcement today. Turzai, a suburban Pittsburgh Republican, was an ally of PA‘s natural gas industry while in office. The Associated Press reported in January that Turzai had received an offer from the company before Turzai announced that he wasn’t running for re-election. Turzai was speaker for five and-a-half years, and served as majority leader for four years before that.