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Toohil Excited to Bring Prosperity to Northeast Through Energize PA

Sep. 18, 2019  Download

A package of bills designed to redevelop Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, boost economic growth, and provide family sustaining jobs known as “Energize PA” was the topic of a press conference held on Wednesday in Harrisburg. Lawmakers were joined by natural gas workers as well as business advocates to support legislative measures that would revitalize brown field sites and take advantage of abundant natural resources available in Pennsylvania.

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Rep. Toohil Comments on House Action to Approve the 2019-20 State Budget

Jun. 26, 2019  Download

House lawmakers have voted to support a 2019-20 General Fund budget that continues a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending. Total state spending would be set at $33.997 billion, a 1.8% increase over the current fiscal year, which is in line with the rate of inflation. The plan provides for a record level of spending on education and includes a deposit of more than $250 million into the Rainy-Day Fund, the state’s primary “savings account.” Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan.

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Toohil Prime Sponsors Bill in Energize PA Package

Apr. 30, 2019  Download

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and fellow legislators unveiled “Energize PA,” a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package that will create jobs and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes. Turzai and House Republican bill sponsors spoke at a Capitol press conference this week in Harrisburg about the package that is designed to create jobs, re-use abandoned manufacturing sites, and streamline permitting processes for brownfields and other sites. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is the prime sponsor of a bill in this package.

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House Passes Toohil’s Victims-Related Legislation

Apr. 17, 2019  Download

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would strengthen criminal investigations into sexual abuse passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today. Toohil’s proposal would specify that no past or future confidentiality agreements can prohibit an individual from communicating with law enforcement at any time. Rep. Toohil said her bill will help to ensure that nondisclosure agreements or similar contracts cannot be used to silence abuse victims and prevent them from speaking out or cooperating with a law enforcement investigation. House Bill 1171 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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Toohil Supports Good Jobs for Pennsylvania Bills to Boost Career and Technical Ed Opportunities for Students

Mar. 25, 2019  Download

Lawmakers, students and supporters of improving workforce development programs rallied in Harrisburg on Monday to acknowledge the successful passage of a Good Jobs for Pennsylvania package of legislation by the full House. The 11-bill package would help match up interested students and individuals with the best training for their career paths. The bipartisan, career and technical education (CTE) package includes measures to address workforce shortages in business and industry, strengthen educational partnerships with employers, increase access to career oriented technical training and alleviate misperceptions regarding vocational education programs. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) attended the capitol event in support of the package of legislation.

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Rep. Toohil Applauds No New Taxes, Mandatory School Age in Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019  Download

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34.15 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. House Republicans said the Commonwealth should be focused on controlling spending and the education and development of our workforce..

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Toohil Comments on Her Bill to Address Postpartum Depression

May. 02, 2018  Download

Legislation designed to provide aid to those who are affected by postpartum depression was the topic of a press conference held in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), prime sponsor of House Bill 200, said her legislation would help to prevent child neglect by classifying postpartum depression as an “at risk category” under the state’s Early Intervention System.

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Rep. Toohil’s Bill to Prohibit the Sale of Cough Suppressant Medication to Children Approved by the House Judiciary Committee

Dec. 05, 2017  Download

Legislation designed to prohibit the sale of medications containing the cough suppressant medication dextromethorphan to minors was approved Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee and moved to the full House for consideration. Prime sponsor Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) said this bill will help to prevent the abuse of this drug and bring Pennsylvania into step with other states that already limit the over the counter sale of this medication to children.

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Rep. Toohil Calls on Gov. Wolf to Sign Cost Saving Welfare Reform Legislation

Oct. 17, 2017  Download

House Republican lawmakers are calling on Governor Wolf to sign welfare reform legislation now on his desk to help control spending on state human services programs that are growing at a rate that outpaces available revenue. House Bill 59 would help contain costs for entitlement programs and includes reasonable reforms like work or job search requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients. House Republican leaders and a large number of rank and file members joined Tuesday in asking for the governor to sign the reform bill and not follow through on his threatened veto. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) commented at the Capitol press conference on the bill.

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Toohil’s No-Fault Divorce Bill Signed Into Law

Oct. 19, 2016  Download

Legislation designed to reduce the waiting time to obtain a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania has been signed into law. Act 102 shortens the length of the separation period required for a no-fault divorce, and makes Pennsylvania’s divorce law similar to other neighboring states. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), prime sponsor of Act 102, said this change will allow families with children to finalize their new living situations in a more efficient and less turbulent manner.