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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.

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Rep. Toohil Votes to Reverse Wolf’s Cuts to Education

Apr. 14, 2016  Download

The Pennsylvania House has passed new fiscal code legislation, restoring funding for more than 400 school districts whose appropriation was cut by the Governor, and bringing an end to the protracted 2015/16 budget cycle. House Bill 1589, which was approved by a veto-proof bipartisan vote of 149-45, will use the equitable funding formula which was unanimously approved by the Education Funding Commission to distribute money to schools in the Commonwealth.