HARRISBURG – In a continued effort to support economic development and projects to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Luzerne County, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) along with Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) announced today the funding of 2019 and 2020 Local Share Account (LSA) projects totaling nearly $23 million.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is reminding Luzerne County municipalities that the application period for the Local Share Account (LSA) program is now open and runs through Sept. 30. This is a change from previous years.
In light of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s investigation of Luzerne County Children and Youth, we need to ask some very important follow-up questions. It is absolutely shocking and disheartening to see that children have been left unprotected by the very system that is built to save them from neglect and abuse.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) reports an increase in the number of calls to her district office in Hazleton from residents who may have been scammed out of their unemployment compensation (UC) benefits.
HARRISBURG – Twenty-six fire and EMS organizations in the 116th Legislative District were awarded more than $305,000 in funding support through the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that an in-person assistance program for area veterans and their families will once again be available at her district office in downtown Hazleton on a monthly basis. The free service was canceled last year due to the restrictions resulting from COVID-19.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing the 2021-22 state budget bill. The $39.78 billion proposal increases education funding to historic levels without raising taxes while making a record deposit into Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would officially recognize certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in Pennsylvania was passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 931 will next be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would officially recognize certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the House Professional Licensure Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 931 now goes to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to help children in Pennsylvania with parents who are struggling with drug addiction passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is the prime co-sponsor of House Bill 253, which will now be considered by the Senate.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will attend a vaccination clinic with Cargill employees on Friday, April 30, at the local plant.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that protects living organ donors in Pennsylvania was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf as Act 11 of 2021 today.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was the guest speaker for the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast on Thursday. Her remarks during the virtual event attended by local business leaders focused on Pennsylvania’s labor crisis.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would protect living organ donors in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the Senate on Tuesday. House Bill 203 now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.
HARRISBURG – As one of the strongest child-protection advocates in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) plans to introduce legislation to create a special state commission that would make recommendations for improving Pennsylvania’s child welfare system.
HARRISBURG – The House Government Oversight Committee, co-chaired by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery), today unanimously adopted a report on its investigation into the purchase of firearms by the Office of State Inspector General (OSIG).
HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would offer state assistance to the babies of new mothers struggling with postpartum depression (PPD) was overwhelmingly approved by the House Children and Youth Committee today. House Bill 200 now moves to the full House for consideration.
HAZLETON – In an effort to keep the business community informed, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) hosted a virtual forum today to discuss the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) proposal to toll nine interstate bridges across the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – As a living organ donor and strong advocate for organ donation in Pennsylvania, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) co-hosted a webinar for legislators and nephrologists with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) on Thursday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was troubled to learn the Pennsylvania Department of Aging took action to block the release of documents to a federally empaneled grand jury looking into an unusually high rate of COVID-19 related deaths at a nursing home in western Pennsylvania. The revelation from Secretary of Aging Robert Torres came to light during state budget hearings conducted by the House Appropriations Committee currently underway in Harrisburg.