Proper nutrition is so important, especially among school-aged children. We’d like to offer some healthy tips now that the new school year is underway, so students are eating right and succeeding in the classroom.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Department of Human Services (DHS) has granted her change of venue request for next month’s public hearing regarding the pending closure of White Haven Center.
A new helpline is available to help connect thousands of grandparents in Pennsylvania who are raising their grandchildren to the resources and programs available to them.
HAZLETON – In her continuing effort to improve the quality of life for older residents in the Hazleton area, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will host a Senior Citizens Expo on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Recognizing the frustration and potential danger posed by spam calls and spoofing, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced new rules that will ban malicious caller ID spoofing of text messages and foreign calls.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that the White Haven Center will close in 2022. The decision affects 429 employees and 112 residents, who will be moved into community-based settings.
State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) on Thursday joined other elected officials, community leaders and drug treatment experts at a forum that focused on the impact of the opioid epidemic among Hazleton’s Latino population.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today commended Gov. Tom Wolf for signing an executive order last week that overhauls Pennsylvania’s protective services systems, including the creation of a child advocate position within state government.
During the current legislative session in the House of Representatives, the House Children and Youth Committee, on which I serve as vice-chair, has made it a priority to focus on policy initiatives that improve Pennsylvania’s foster and adoption systems. I believe these children deserve nothing less.
HARRISBURG – CALO, a program that treats the effects of early childhood trauma, today was awarded a $1 million state grant that will go toward construction of a treatment facility in Foster Township, announced Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon). The legislators worked together in securing the funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
HARRISBURG – Lehigh Valley Health Network today was awarded a $1 million state grant will go toward a multi-phased expansion project at its Health and Wellness Center in Hazleton, announced Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), who, working together, played a key role in securing the funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
The recent heat wave can be a death sentence for an animal left unattended in a hot vehicle, where the temperature can reach triple digits in just a matter of minutes. Did you know that Pennsylvania has a new law to help prevent dogs and cats from suffering that kind of abuse?
HARRISBURG – Legislation to simplify the process for certain adoptions in Pennsylvania sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was recently signed into law.
A number of bills have been signed into law that help to support crime victims in Pennsylvania and ensure justice is served.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined a bipartisan majority of her House colleagues in passing the 2019-20 state budget proposal on Tuesday. House Bill 790 increases education funding to historic levels while keeping spending growth in line with the rate of inflation and without raising taxes or fees for hard-working Pennsylvania residents.
I sometimes use this weekly column to answer your questions about matters relating to state government or any issue of concern. This week’s question deals with state funding for road and bridge projects.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would create a statewide registry of abandoned manufacturing sites, sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), was approved by the House Commerce Committee today.
HAZLETON – The Greater Hazleton Historical Society has been awarded state funding in the amount of $30,000 to help fund a rehabilitation project at the Greater Hazleton Historical Museum, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Hazleton) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon).
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is warning students and borrowers to be wary of financial aid scams that could expose them to identity theft and significant financial loss.