Explore Summertime Fun in Pennsylvania

Jun. 10, 2019 /

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.

Free Produce Available to Area Seniors through State Program

Jun. 03, 2019 /

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.

Free Produce Available to Area Seniors through State Program, Says Toohil

May. 29, 2019 /

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.

Boback, Toohil Push for Passage of Foster Care Legislation

May. 14, 2019 /

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.

Boback, Toohil to Discuss Foster Care Legislation at Capitol News Conference

May. 13, 2019 /

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.

Goal of Bill Package is to “Energize PA”

May. 06, 2019 /

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.

State Dog Wardens to Canvass Luzerne County in May

Apr. 29, 2019 /

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.

Toohil Seeking Additional State Funding for Hazleton Schools

Apr. 24, 2019 /

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.

Boback, Toohil Chosen to Serve on Board of State Children’s Fund

Apr. 23, 2019 /

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.

House Passes Toohil’s Victims-Related Legislation

Apr. 17, 2019 /

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.

Bill would Preserve Pennsylvania’s Nuclear Energy Industry

Apr. 15, 2019 /

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.

Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease

Apr. 08, 2019 /

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.

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.