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.

Toohil ‘Extremely Disappointed’ in Wolf’s Veto of Job Creation Bill

Mar. 27, 2020 /

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.

Hazleton Synagogue Awarded State Security Grant, Says Toohil

Mar. 19, 2020 /

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).

Toohil to Host Opioid and Drug Awareness Event on March 25

Mar. 09, 2020 /

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.

Toohil Cannot Support Wolf’s Call for More Spending

Feb. 04, 2020 /

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.

Toohil Issues Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 906

Jan. 28, 2020 /

Toohil Issues Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 906

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.