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.

Toohil’s Annual Farmers’ Breakfast Set for Feb. 7

Jan. 23, 2019 /

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that she is hosting her annual Farmers’ Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 7, starting at 8 a.m. The complimentary event will take place at Tom’s Kitchen, 656 State Rt. 93 in Sugarloaf.

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: What’s Your Opinion?

Jan. 22, 2019 /

Gov. Tom Wolf sparked a statewide debate last month when he tweeted that “it is time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at recreational marijuana.” Republican leaders in the Legislature quickly responded, calling the idea “reckless and irresponsible.”

Lawmakers push to save nuclear power

Jan. 14, 2019 /

Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry, including the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Salem Twp., faces a challenging future and needs help, according to a bipartisan group of state lawmakers.

Supporting Our Veterans During the Holiday Season

Jan. 01, 2019 /

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminds us that this is a great time to give to programs that support our state’s veterans, active military and their families.

Renew Your Dog’s License Now

Dec. 17, 2018 /

Did you know that every dog in Pennsylvania must be licensed? All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed on an annual basis in the Commonwealth. Owners who fail to license their dogs by Jan. 1 of each year could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed animal.

New Law Protects Our Four-Legged Friends

Dec. 11, 2018 /

Did you know that on an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 99 degrees in just 10 minutes, 109 degrees within 20 minutes and 114 degrees within 30 minutes? Those extreme heat conditions can be a death sentence for an animal left inside the vehicle, or at the very least it can cause irreversible organ and brain damage, or heat stroke.

Share the Harvest Program Helps to Feed the Hungry

Nov. 27, 2018 /

Since 1991, the Hunter’s Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program has provided venison donated by hunters to families and individuals in need throughout Pennsylvania. HSH works with food banks, food pantries and charitable organizations in playing a critical role in filling the gaps for those at risk of hunger.

Thanking Our Veterans

Nov. 14, 2018 /

Throughout the nation this weekend, communities are paying tribute to veterans with a variety of parades, ceremonies and dedications.

Mobile Veterans Center to Visit Hazleton Nov. 13, Says Toohil

Nov. 07, 2018 /

HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Hazleton on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Driver’s Beware, Deer are on the Move

Nov. 07, 2018 /

With deer becoming increasingly active and daylight saving time now in effect, putting more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert.

Home Heating Assistance Program to Open Nov. 1

Oct. 29, 2018 /

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin to accept applications on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Funded by the federal government but administered at the state level, LIHEAP provides cash and crisis grants to eligible participants who need some help in paying their heating costs during the winter.

Improving Pennsylvania’s Organ Donation Law

Oct. 22, 2018 /

Pennsylvania became a leader in organ donation advocacy in 1994 with the passage of landmark legislation that created a set of best practices. That law would get a much-needed update under a measure that has been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf by the General Assembly.