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.

Toohil Troubled by Latest Vaccine Snafu

Feb. 18, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s announcement that tens of thousands of second doses of the Moderna vaccine were recently administered as first doses by mistake, resulting in a vaccination delay for more than 100,000 Pennsylvania residents.

Toohil Notes Negative Impacts of Wolf Budget Plan

Feb. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined her House colleagues in watching Gov. Tom Wolf outline his budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year during a videotaped virtual address.

Toohil Introduces Legislation to Protect Abuse Victims

Feb. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to provide further protections for victims of domestic violence and child abuse in Pennsylvania, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced two proposals in the House of Representatives.

Toohil Seeks Vaccines for Hazleton Teachers

Jan. 29, 2021 /

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today again requested the Pennsylvania Department of Health provide an extra allotment of COVID-19 vaccines for teachers in the Hazleton Area School District.

Toohil to Lead House Government Oversight Committee

Jan. 26, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today was appointed as majority chair of the House Government Oversight Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). Toohil served as a committee member during the last session.

Toohil Retains Seat on Children and Youth Committee

Jan. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that she has been reappointed to serve on the House Children and Youth, Human Services, Professional Licensure and Rules committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. She was sworn into office for another term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 5.

USA Pork Packers Receives $1 Million Grant for Expansion, Says Toohil

Jan. 08, 2021 /

HAZLETON – USA Pork Packers (UPP) of Hazleton was recently awarded $1 million in state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to support a large- scale, multiphase expansion of its facilities and operations, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).

Toohil Announces Safety Grants for Schools in 116th District

Nov. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Two public school districts and two non-public school in the 116th Legislative District today were awarded Safe Schools Targeted Grants to improve safety and security measures, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).