Undoubtedly, COVID-19 brought challenges many of us never predicted. As the virus spread all over the world, it didn’t spare Americans. Before we knew it, our days were punctuated by daily Department of Health press conferences noting the Commonwealth’s case and death counts.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is encouraging eligible seniors living in the 116th Legislative District to take advantage of a government program that provides vouchers worth $24 that can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives late Thursday in supporting a measure that would eliminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s widespread COVID-19 business restrictions. House Resolution 836 would end the governor’s executive order to shut down certain businesses through a waiver process that has proven to be inconsistent and unfair.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) this week joined a majority of her House colleagues in passing a five-month, short-term state budget proposal. The $25.8 billion spending plan, which would fully fund basic and higher education for the 2020-21 school year and necessary health and human services programs, was passed by the Senate today and sent to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would allow for an extension of waiver provisions for pediatric services in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 emergency, sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), was advanced by the House Health Committee.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide for the continued safeguarding of the health and welfare of Pennsylvania’s young people during the COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced legislation that would allow for an extension of waiver provisions for pediatric services in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to improve the gathering of COVID-19 data from Pennsylvania’s industrial sector, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced she plans to introduce legislation that would make it mandatory for companies statewide to provide daily reports regarding the impact of the virus on their workforce.
HAZLETON – In an effort to provide an additional financial resource for eligible Pennsylvania seniors during the current health crisis, Rep. TarahToohil (R-Luzerne) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting that property tax or rent rebates for 2019 be processed by the Department of Revenue and Treasury and distributed immediately. Toohil said the rebate should be based on the amount received in 2018.
HAZLETON – In an effort to better safeguard the health of Luzerne County residents during the current COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has requested a more detailed reporting of local cases from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
HAZLETON – Concerned over a possible health threat to hundreds of employees in the Hazleton area, Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf urging the administration to enforce safe workplace guidelines during the COVID-19 emergency.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 1100 on Friday. The legislation would create an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit as an incentive for natural gas companies to build manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and employ hundreds of workers.
HARRISBURG – Agudas Israel Congregation in Hazleton has been awarded a state security grant, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), who helped to secure the funding. The funding was made available through the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).
LUZERNE COUNTY- As the Commonwealth enters into a two-week recommended shutdown, Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) are providing helpful local resource information for area residents.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to close all Pennsylvania schools for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16, over coronavirus concerns.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that her district office in downtown Hazleton will not be providing walk-in service to local residents until further notice.
HAZLETON – In an effort to help inform families about the dangers of drug abuse, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is hosting an Opioid and Drug Awareness Event on Wednesday, March 25, that will include a panel discussion with experts on the issue.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that safety grants totaling nearly $303,000 have been awarded to schools in the 116th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906, legislation that would have placed a moratorium on the pending closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Department of Human Services.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined her House and Senate colleagues for a joint session of the General Assembly to hear Gov. Tom Wolf outline his budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senate Bill 906 on concurrence Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. John Yudichak (I-14), would halt the planned closures by the Department of Human Services of the White Haven and Polk state centers. The bill now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf, who is likely to veto the measure.