Toohil Takes Part in Committee Hearing that Explored Effect of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In her position as a member of the House Human Services Committee, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) recently participated in an informational meeting conducted by the committee that examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of Pennsylvania residents and how the mental health community is addressing those needs – particularly in rural areas.

Toohil Issues Statement on PIAA Fall Sports Guidelines

Aug. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) decision to ban spectators from high school sporting events this fall over COVID-19 concerns.

Toohil Named ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year

Jul. 27, 2020 /

HAZLETON – The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has chosen Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) as the 34th winner of the ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Toohil Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Student Borrowers

Jul. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) would establish a Student Borrowers’ Bill of Rights in Pennsylvania to help protect young people from being overburdened financially, especially during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.

Toohil Takes Part in Child Abuse Webinar

Jul. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A webinar that explored the connection between child and animal abuse was the focus of a webinar in which Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) recently participated. Toohil currently serves as vice chair of the Children and Youth Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and has been a strong proponent of child protection laws during her time in office.

COVID-19 Success Shows Need for PA’s State Centers

Jun. 25, 2020 /

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.

Toohil Votes to End Wolf’s Order Favoring Corporations and Big Box Stores

May. 29, 2020 /

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.

Responsible, Short-Term Budget is the Smart Approach in These Trying Times, Says Toohil

May. 28, 2020 /

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.

Toohil Pushes for Automatic and Immediate Rebates for Seniors

May. 06, 2020 /

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.