Human trafficking frequently victimizes women and children and is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing and it is happening right here in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – In a continued effort to support economic development and projects to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Luzerne County, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) along with Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) announced today the funding of 2019 and 2020 Local Share Account (LSA) projects totaling nearly $23 million.
The new state budget that was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in June keeps spending in check while funding the core functions of government without raising taxes or adding new fees.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is reminding Luzerne County municipalities that the application period for the Local Share Account (LSA) program is now open and runs through Sept. 30. This is a change from previous years.
In light of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s investigation of Luzerne County Children and Youth, we need to ask some very important follow-up questions. It is absolutely shocking and disheartening to see that children have been left unprotected by the very system that is built to save them from neglect and abuse.
Several new laws are now on the books in Pennsylvania after their recent enactment. One of the laws will help stop child abuse by simply improving communications among agencies charged with investigating the crime.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) reports an increase in the number of calls to her district office in Hazleton from residents who may have been scammed out of their unemployment compensation (UC) benefits.
HARRISBURG – Twenty-six fire and EMS organizations in the 116th Legislative District were awarded more than $305,000 in funding support through the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.
The Pennsylvania Treasury’s unclaimed property website is improved after some major system upgrades. The updated website features new tools to make it easier for state residents to claim their unclaimed property.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that an in-person assistance program for area veterans and their families will once again be available at her district office in downtown Hazleton on a monthly basis. The free service was canceled last year due to the restrictions resulting from COVID-19.
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is warning veterans to be aware of people trying to poach their pension. Pension pouching is a financial scam targeting veterans, survivors and their families who are potentially eligible for VA benefits.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing the 2021-22 state budget bill. The $39.78 billion proposal increases education funding to historic levels without raising taxes while making a record deposit into Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund.
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program for tax year 2020 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would officially recognize certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in Pennsylvania was passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 931 will next be considered by the Senate.
Recognizing the dedication of Pennsylvania’s veterans, the House of Representatives last week approved a package of bills supporting those who served us and our country.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would officially recognize certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the House Professional Licensure Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 931 now goes to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to help children in Pennsylvania with parents who are struggling with drug addiction passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is the prime co-sponsor of House Bill 253, which will now be considered by the Senate.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is once again offering its Farmers Market Nutrition Program to low-income seniors and people receiving benefits through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Monday, May 31, is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor the more than 1.1 million Americans who have died in wars which the United States has fought over the last 245 years.
With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police are urging drivers to keep traffic safety top of mind when behind the wheel.