The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services reminds residents that public assistance programs remain available to families throughout the COVID-19 public-health emergency.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is encouraging eligible seniors living in the 116th Legislative District to take advantage of a government program that provides vouchers worth $24 that can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives late Thursday in supporting a measure that would eliminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s widespread COVID-19 business restrictions. House Resolution 836 would end the governor’s executive order to shut down certain businesses through a waiver process that has proven to be inconsistent and unfair.
HAZLETON – In an effort to better safeguard the health of Luzerne County residents during the current COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has requested a more detailed reporting of local cases from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
HAZLETON – Concerned over a possible health threat to hundreds of employees in the Hazleton area, Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf urging the administration to enforce safe workplace guidelines during the COVID-19 emergency.
Pennsylvania voters are reminded that if they have concerns about coronavirus and wish not to vote in their polling place during the April 28 primary election, they can instead request a mail-in ballot, the Commonwealth’s new voting option that allows voters to vote by mail without having to provide a reason.
HARRISBURG – Agudas Israel Congregation in Hazleton has been awarded a state security grant, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), who helped to secure the funding. The funding was made available through the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).
LUZERNE COUNTY- As the Commonwealth enters into a two-week recommended shutdown, Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) are providing helpful local resource information for area residents.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) recently announced an expansion of its PA Forward Student Loan Program, offering borrowers a more streamlined way to manage their debt by combining all their federal and private student loans into a single monthly payment.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to close all Pennsylvania schools for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16, over coronavirus concerns.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that her district office in downtown Hazleton will not be providing walk-in service to local residents until further notice.
HAZLETON – In an effort to help inform families about the dangers of drug abuse, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is hosting an Opioid and Drug Awareness Event on Wednesday, March 25, that will include a panel discussion with experts on the issue.
With the Commonwealth’s April 28 primary election about two months away, the Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county’s voting system and how to use it.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that safety grants totaling nearly $303,000 have been awarded to schools in the 116th Legislative District.
Spring is just around the corner and anglers are starting to make plans for the opening day of trout season statewide on Saturday, April 18.
Comprehensive reforms designed to encourage greater participation in Pennsylvania’s elections will be in place for the upcoming April 28 Primary Election.
Application forms for the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available at my district office for eligible seniors and people with disabilities to begin claiming rebates for property taxes or rent payments they made last year.
Last week in Harrisburg, a group of legislators joined officials with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in calling for a series of reforms aimed at updating and improving operations within the system. A package of bills was introduced in the House of Representatives that would implement the changes.
Pennsylvania is ranked 10th in the nation for human trafficking, and according to the latest report from 2018, 621 human victims were identified, along with 215 traffickers and 101 trafficking businesses. The numbers are troubling and continue to grow.
High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can apply now for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship. The application deadline is March 1.