Local lawmakers lobby for nuclear bill

Apr. 05, 2019 /

SALEM TWP. — Higher electricity prices and loss of jobs. That’s what will happen if the nuclear energy industry continues to struggle and nuclear power plants shut down, state lawmakers from both parties said Thursday.

Toohil Announces State Funding for Dairy Expansion Project

Mar. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of $318,765 in state funding for a dairy expansion project in Sugarloaf Township that is expected to create at least five new jobs. Toohil played a key role in securing the grant.

State Releases Child Abuse Report

Mar. 25, 2019 /

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services recently released a study of child abuse fatal and near-fatal cases in the Commonwealth from 2015-16. The report outlines and analyzes data from these years and makes recommendations to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Toohil Named to House Government Oversight Committee

Mar. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been appointed by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Toohil Receives Award from Marsy’s Law Organization

Mar. 15, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been recognized by the Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania organization for her support of legislation aimed at providing equal rights to crime victims by ensuring constitutional protections.

Trout Season is Just Around the Corner

Mar. 11, 2019 /

It is almost time to head for that favorite fishing hole, as trout season will open across Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 13. Anglers can find out when area streams will be stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) by checking the 2019 stocking schedules. The schedules are available online at the PFBC website and on its FishBoatPA mobile app. Hard copies can be obtained at my district office in Hazleton, located at 1 W. Broad St.

Creating Good Jobs for Pennsylvania

Mar. 04, 2019 /

A key to Pennsylvania’s economic success is to ensure its students and workers are prepared to fill the good-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.

Sunday Hunting Bill Advancing in General Assembly

Feb. 25, 2019 /

Earlier this month, legislation that would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to lift the long-standing ban on most Sunday hunting was reported out of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee by a vote of 8-3. It was the first step in a long process that was cheered by proponents of the proposal.

Applications Now Available for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Feb. 05, 2019 /

Application forms for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible seniors and people with disabilities to begin claiming rebates for property taxes or rent payments they made last year.