Toohil Announces State Grants for Local Fire and EMS Companies

Jul. 07, 2021 /

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.

Toohil to Resume Outreach for Area Veterans

Jun. 29, 2021 /

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.

A Scam Warning for Veterans

Jun. 28, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

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.

Toohil Votes ‘Yes’ on State Budget and Boost in Education Funding

Jun. 25, 2021 /

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.

Toohil’s CRNA Designation Bill Passed by House

Jun. 16, 2021 /

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.

Honoring Those Who Served

Jun. 14, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

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.

Toohil’s CRNA Designation Bill Garners Committee Approval

Jun. 09, 2021 /

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.

Summer Focus on Traffic Safety

May. 24, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

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.

REAL ID Deadline Postponed to 2023

May. 03, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was again postponing the enforcement date for REAL ID until May 3, 2023, citing ongoing pandemic restrictions that have impacted states’ ability to process and issue the enhanced driver licenses and identification cards.

Learn More About the May 18 Ballot Questions

Apr. 26, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

Pennsylvania voters will head to the polls on May 18 for the primary election. There will be more than just candidates on the ballot, as four questions – three constitutional amendments and one referendum – are slated to appear as well.

Toohil Focuses on Labor Crisis During Chamber Event

Apr. 23, 2021 /

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was the guest speaker for the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast on Thursday. Her remarks during the virtual event attended by local business leaders focused on Pennsylvania’s labor crisis.