Toohil’s Adoption Bill Signed into Law

Jul. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to simplify the process for certain adoptions in Pennsylvania sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was recently signed into law.

Toohil Supports No-Tax-Hike Budget Bill

Jun. 26, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined a bipartisan majority of her House colleagues in passing the 2019-20 state budget proposal on Tuesday. House Bill 790 increases education funding to historic levels while keeping spending growth in line with the rate of inflation and without raising taxes or fees for hard-working Pennsylvania residents.

Free Produce Available to Area Seniors through State Program, Says Toohil

May. 29, 2019 /

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is encouraging eligible seniors living in the 116th Legislative District to take advantage of a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture program that provides vouchers worth $20 that can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.

Boback, Toohil Push for Passage of Foster Care Legislation

May. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The challenges faced by young people as they age out of foster care was the focus of an informational hearing conducted by the House Children and Youth Committee today. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming), who chairs the committee, and Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), who serves as committee vice chair, also held a news conference with stakeholders to discuss legislation that would make improvements to Pennsylvania’s foster care system.

Boback, Toohil to Discuss Foster Care Legislation at Capitol News Conference

May. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: House Children and Youth Committee Chairman Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Vice Chairman Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will host a news conference to discuss legislation that would improve Pennsylvania’s foster care system. Boback’s measure, House Bill 856, would reinstate the extension of permanent legal custodian and adoption assistance subsidies. Toohil’s proposal, House Bill 1326, would create a program to help foster care youth with obtaining driver’s education, training and costs associated with maintaining an auto insurance policy. House Bill 1276, sponsored by Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin), would create a program to assist foster care youth with the challenges of accessing higher educational opportunities.

Toohil Seeking Additional State Funding for Hazleton Schools

Apr. 24, 2019 /

HAZLETON – Alarmed by the level of state funding for the Hazleton Area School District, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has contacted Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to express her concern and push for a larger appropriation.

Boback, Toohil Chosen to Serve on Board of State Children’s Fund

Apr. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - State Reps. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tara Toohil (R-Luzerne) have been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), a group dedicated to supporting innovative and creative community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs.

House Passes Toohil’s Victims-Related Legislation

Apr. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would strengthen criminal investigations into sexual abuse passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today. House Bill 1171 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Toohil Announces State Funding for Dairy Expansion Project

Mar. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of $318,765 in state funding for a dairy expansion project in Sugarloaf Township that is expected to create at least five new jobs. Toohil played a key role in securing the grant.

Toohil Named to House Government Oversight Committee

Mar. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been appointed by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Toohil Receives Award from Marsy’s Law Organization

Mar. 15, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been recognized by the Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania organization for her support of legislation aimed at providing equal rights to crime victims by ensuring constitutional protections.