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.
Pennsylvania has thousands of places to visit for summertime fun, and the Happy Traveler Guide is a great tool to help you plan. The guide is available online at www.visitpa.com.
Eligible seniors living in the 116th Legislative District to take advantage of a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture program that provides vouchers worth $20 that can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is encouraging eligible seniors living in the 116th Legislative District to take advantage of a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture program that provides vouchers worth $20 that can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.
HARRISBURG – The challenges faced by young people as they age out of foster care was the focus of an informational hearing conducted by the House Children and Youth Committee today. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming), who chairs the committee, and Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), who serves as committee vice chair, also held a news conference with stakeholders to discuss legislation that would make improvements to Pennsylvania’s foster care system.
WHAT: House Children and Youth Committee Chairman Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Vice Chairman Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will host a news conference to discuss legislation that would improve Pennsylvania’s foster care system. Boback’s measure, House Bill 856, would reinstate the extension of permanent legal custodian and adoption assistance subsidies. Toohil’s proposal, House Bill 1326, would create a program to help foster care youth with obtaining driver’s education, training and costs associated with maintaining an auto insurance policy. House Bill 1276, sponsored by Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin), would create a program to assist foster care youth with the challenges of accessing higher educational opportunities.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been selected to serve in a leadership position for the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.
This week, I joined some of my colleagues in the House of Representatives at a Capitol news conference to unveil the Energize PA bill package, which is designed to put more Pennsylvania residents to work without imposing new fees or taxes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined some of her House colleagues at a Capitol news conference this week to unveil the “Energize PA” bill package, which is designed to put more Pennsylvania residents to work without imposing new fees or taxes.
The Department of Agriculture announced that state dog wardens will conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks in Luzerne County during the month of May. This program aims to raise awareness of the importance of up-to-date dog licenses, and rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats to the health and safety of Pennsylvania communities.
HAZLETON – Alarmed by the level of state funding for the Hazleton Area School District, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has contacted Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to express her concern and push for a larger appropriation.
HARRISBURG - State Reps. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tara Toohil (R-Luzerne) have been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), a group dedicated to supporting innovative and creative community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would strengthen criminal investigations into sexual abuse passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today. House Bill 1171 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
This week in Harrisburg, the House Consumer Affairs Committee held a public hearing to gather testimony on the pros and cons regarding the Keep Powering Pennsylvania Act (House Bill 11), legislation that would preserve Pennsylvania’s nuclear energy industry and prevent the pending closure of two of the state’s nuclear power plants.
With longer days and warmer spring weather on the way, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a reminder to be aware of Lyme disease and ticks as we spend more time outdoors.