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.
The Pennsylvania Treasury’s unclaimed property website is improved after some major system upgrades. The updated website features new tools to make it easier for state residents to claim their unclaimed property.
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.
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.
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.
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program for tax year 2020 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to help children in Pennsylvania with parents who are struggling with drug addiction passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is the prime co-sponsor of House Bill 253, which will now be considered by the Senate.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is once again offering its Farmers Market Nutrition Program to low-income seniors and people receiving benefits through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Monday, May 31, is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor the more than 1.1 million Americans who have died in wars which the United States has fought over the last 245 years.
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.
In addition to three questions on proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution, the May 18 primary election ballot also features a referendum regarding low-interest loans for municipal fire and ambulance companies staffed with paid personnel.
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.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will attend a vaccination clinic with Cargill employees on Friday, April 30, at the local plant.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that protects living organ donors in Pennsylvania was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf as Act 11 of 2021 today.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would protect living organ donors in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the Senate on Tuesday. House Bill 203 now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.