HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s vote by the Hazleton Area School Board to restore full-day kindergarten, reversing a decision made last year to go to half-day sessions.
This week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation that would be a comprehensive overhaul of the Commonwealth’s animal protection laws. House Bill 1238, which I supported, includes the provisions of Libre’s Law, which would strengthen the penalties for animal abuse. Libre is a Boston terrier whose story of severe neglect received widespread publicity last year after it was rescued from a puppy mill.
Legislation to restore mandatory minimum sentences for drug and gun offenses in Pennsylvania passed recently in the House of Representatives, with my support.
HARRISBURG – Tax-free savings accounts aimed at helping people with disabilities save money for future care and services are now available through the Pennsylvania Treasury, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Hazleton on Tuesday, April 18.
This week, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted House Resolution 209, legislation of mine that designated April 2017 as “National Donate Life Month” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to restore the full state license of the Luzerne County Children and Youth Agency. The department had downgraded the agency to a provisional state license in October 2015.
HAZLETON – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would assist new mothers in Pennsylvania who are struggling with postpartum depression and their infants was the focus of a panel discussion she hosted at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton on Thursday.
To make it easier for Pennsylvania crime victims to receive the restitution owed to them, the state House of Representatives recently passed four bills designed to make sure criminals pay their legal obligations.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of $2,536,375 in state funding for community improvements in the region. Toohil played a key role in securing the Local Share Account (LSA) grants for the projects and purchases.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of a $155,000 state grant for a water system improvement project in Hazleton. Toohil played a key role in securing the funding through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s small water and sewer grant program.
WHAT: Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will host a public panel discussion on postpartum depression and early childhood development. The primary focus will be House Bill 200, legislation Toohil is sponsoring that supports mothers experiencing postpartum depression and their babies. A question-and-answer session will follow.
The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution, which I sponsored, that designates the month of March as “Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 132 aims to raise public awareness regarding the support of those individuals with intellectual disabilities and the services that improve their lives.
HAZLETON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, will not visit Hazleton on Tuesday, March 21, as previously announced, said Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).
A new program has been launched in the continuing effort by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to restructure state government and save taxpayer dollars. The initiative, which is called “State Employees Achieving Savings” (SEAS), seeks input from government employees on how the state can rein in spending.
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Hazleton on Tuesday, March 21.
Spring is just around the corner, and that means motorcycle riders will be hitting the road. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) suggests that motorcyclists prepare for the upcoming riding season by taking one of several free training courses that are available through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP).
Trout season is just around the corner, and local anglers are now able to find out when their favorite stream will be stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). The guides are available in print form at my district office in Hazleton, online at the PFBC website and on its FishBoatPA mobile app.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is asking Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education to reconsider nearly $613,000 that will be slashed from the Hazleton Area School District’s current budget. The move comes as the result of a change to the state’s basic education funding formula that was implemented last year.
Application forms for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are available for eligible residents to claim rebates for property taxes or rent payments they made last year.