Luzerne County residents are reminded that the new $5 county vehicle registration fee went into effect on Jan. 18, 2019, and is now being collected with their registration renewal applications.
High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.
SUGARLOAF TWP. — Farmers were not shy about pressing Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding on a number of issues during a forum Thursday morning.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly today heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address.
This week’s column serves as a reminder that it’s now against the law in Pennsylvania to leave a dog outdoors during harsh winter weather like we’ve been experiencing lately.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the nation this weekend, communities are paying tribute to veterans with a variety of parades, ceremonies and dedications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week in the House of Representatives two measures were passed to improve aspects of our education system. I voted in favor of both bills.