Luzerne County Legislators Announces Nearly $23 Million in LSA Funding for 2019-20 Projects

Jul. 20, 2021 /

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.

Where Are the 217 Children of Luzerne County Now?

Jul. 12, 2021 / Press Release

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.

Toohil Announces State Grants for Local Fire and EMS Companies

Jul. 07, 2021 /

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.

Toohil to Resume Outreach for Area Veterans

Jun. 29, 2021 /

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.

Toohil Votes ‘Yes’ on State Budget and Boost in Education Funding

Jun. 25, 2021 /

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.

Toohil’s CRNA Designation Bill Passed by House

Jun. 16, 2021 /

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.

Toohil’s CRNA Designation Bill Garners Committee Approval

Jun. 09, 2021 /

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.

Toohil Focuses on Labor Crisis During Chamber Event

Apr. 23, 2021 /

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.

Toohil Troubled by Department of Aging’s Actions to Block Release of COVID-19 Deaths at Pennsylvania Nursing Home

Feb. 23, 2021 /

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.