In the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will be looking at proposals to redraw the boundaries of state House and Senate districts. The boundary changes are necessary to ensure fair and equal representation for all citizens.
The state Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Game Commission are again encouraging hunters to consider sharing their deer harvest to provide thousands of pounds of venison to people in need.
The House of Representative has passed legislation to stop the current Wolf administration plan to toll nine interstate bridges across Pennsylvania, including several in our regions. Senate Bill 382 would also reassert the state Legislature’s oversight of any future tolling plans and provide for community involvement in the process.
In recognition of Veterans Day, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives advanced a number of bills in support of the dedicated men and women of the Commonwealth who have served our country.
A package of lobbyist reform bills to improve openness and transparency, limit lobbyist influence and ensure ethical conduct of all lobbyists operating in Pennsylvania is advancing in the House of Representatives.
Residents who struggle with their home heating bills can now apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 500 state regulations were waived and/or suspended to help Pennsylvania residents and state government agencies address the challenges created by the ongoing health crisis.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) recently visited with members of Pennsylvania Theatre of the Performing Arts (PTPA) in Hazleton, where a state grant she helped to secure will fund renovations to the organization’s J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) recently visited the Hazleton Active Adult Center (HAAC), where a state grant she helped to secure will fund upgrades to the facility’s restrooms.
After a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, our Senior Expo returned to the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township on Thursday, Sept. 16.
September is National Preparedness Month and with Hurricane Ida having recently left a path of damage across Pennsylvania, it is an appropriate time to remind everyone to always have an emergency plan in place.
Drivers are reminded of two voluntary programs available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) that are aimed at saving lives in emergency situations. Participation in both programs is free of charge.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is joining House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and state Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) in introducing legislation to establish a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence administered jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Health.
HAZLETON – After canceling last year’s event due to the pandemic, the Senior Citizens Expo hosted by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will return on Thursday, Sept. 16. The expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Road in Hazle Township.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, along with leaders of five major blood banks across the state, are encouraging residents to consider donating blood if they are able. The department reports that blood donations have decreased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School bells will soon be ringing in the 116th Legislative District as the fall semester gets underway. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, in Berwick Area; on Monday, Aug. 30, in Northeast Area; and on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Crestwood and Hazleton Area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is reminding state residents that federal unemployment benefit programs, including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), will end Saturday, Sept. 4.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is working to create the most fair and transparent congressional redistricting process in history. Hearings are now underway, and we are seeking your input, both online and in person.
Pennsylvania state officials are reminding residents to be vigilant of unemployment compensation (UC) fraud and about the steps to take if they become a victim.
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.