Comprehensive reforms designed to encourage greater participation in Pennsylvania’s elections will be in place for the upcoming April 28 Primary Election.
Application forms for the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available at my district office for eligible seniors and people with disabilities to begin claiming rebates for property taxes or rent payments they made last year.
Last week in Harrisburg, a group of legislators joined officials with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in calling for a series of reforms aimed at updating and improving operations within the system. A package of bills was introduced in the House of Representatives that would implement the changes.
Pennsylvania is ranked 10th in the nation for human trafficking, and according to the latest report from 2018, 621 human victims were identified, along with 215 traffickers and 101 trafficking businesses. The numbers are troubling and continue to grow.
High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can apply now for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship. The application deadline is March 1.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting consumers about the potential for large winter energy cost increases for electric customers who do not shop for competitive electric suppliers.
Pennsylvania has the second highest number of people on probation or parole in the country. In fact, many with criminal records are working alongside or interacting with us every day and we may not even know it.
The House of Representatives recently advanced the #HealthierPA legislative package which is designed to deliver affordable and accessible health care options for Pennsylvania’s families.
HARRISBURG – Parents interested in applying for a Keystone Scholars grant can receive assistance through her district office in downtown Hazleton, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.
December is the busiest time of year for shopping, and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities is urging the public to be aware of criminals that gain a victim’s trust and then steal their money.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is warning dog owners looking to purchase new or renewal licenses of a fraudulent website selling them online.
Older adults and individuals with disabilities have until Dec. 31 to apply for the state’s 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Remember, assistance through my office is always free. You need not pay a private firm for assistance.
Freezing temperatures arrived this week, reminding us all of the importance of preparing for colder weather and winter travel.
HARRISBURG – The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress today was awarded $80,000 through the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne). Toohil played a key role in securing the state funds.
Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard are encouraged to take advantage of the new Military Family Education Program, or PA GI Bill, which is now open for enrollment.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began to accept applications on Nov. 1. Funded by the federal government but administered at the state level, LIHEAP provides cash and crisis grants to eligible participants who need some help in paying their heating costs during the winter.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is teaming up with APPRISE, a state government agency which provides Medicare counseling, to assist older residents in the 116th Legislative District with open enrollment and questions regarding the program.
With the declining number of volunteer emergency responders reaching critical levels, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week took up a “Helpers and Heroes” package of legislation designed to assist with recruiting and retention efforts of volunteer fire and ambulance companies across the state.
HAZLETON – In an effort to prevent older residents from becoming the victims of fraud, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), Pennsylvania State Police Troop N and the Area Agency on Aging will co-host a Senior Scam Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Drive in Hazle Township. The free event will take place outside of Dunham Sports.
HARRISBURG – As members of the House Human Services Committee, Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Monday participated in a joint public hearing at the state Capitol with the House Health Committee to examine the recent decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to close the White Haven (WHC) and Polk state centers and move residents into community-based settings.