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04/11/2017
HARRISBURG – Tax-free savings accounts aimed at helping people with disabilities save money for future care and services are now available through the Pennsylvania Treasury, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.
04/11/2017
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Hazleton on Tuesday, April 18.
04/05/2017
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today unanimously adopted House Resolution 209, legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that designates April 2017 as “National Donate Life Month” in Pennsylvania.
04/05/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined a majority of her House colleagues in passing legislation to restore mandatory minimum sentences for drug and gun offenses in Pennsylvania.
04/04/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined a majority of her House colleagues in supporting House Bill 218 – the budget plan for fiscal year 2017-18. The spending proposal totals $31.52 billion, which is $815 million less than Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget blueprint, and includes no tax increases or new borrowing.
04/03/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to restore the full state license of the Luzerne County Children and Youth Agency. The department had downgraded the agency to a provisional state license in October 2015.
03/31/2017
HAZLETON – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would assist new mothers in Pennsylvania who are struggling with postpartum depression and their infants was the focus of a panel discussion she hosted at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton on Thursday.
03/29/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of $2,536,375 in state funding for community improvements in the region. Toohil played a key role in securing the Local Share Account (LSA) grants for the projects and purchases.
03/29/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of a $155,000 state grant for a water system improvement project in Hazleton. Toohil played a key role in securing the funding through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s small water and sewer grant program.
03/29/2017
WHAT: Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will host a public panel discussion on postpartum depression and early childhood development. The primary focus will be House Bill 200, legislation Toohil is sponsoring that supports mothers experiencing postpartum depression and their babies. A question-and-answer session will follow.
03/20/2017
HAZLETON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, will not visit Hazleton on Tuesday, March 21, as previously announced, said Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).
03/16/2017
HARRISBURG – Adoption reform legislation that would provide financial assistance to birth mothers, sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate for consideration this week.
03/13/2017
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Hazleton on Tuesday, March 21.
03/02/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is asking Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education to reconsider nearly $613,000 that will be slashed from the Hazleton Area School District’s current budget. The move comes as the result of a change to the state’s basic education funding formula that was implemented last year.
02/06/2017
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center (MVC), which provides free outreach and counseling services to veterans and their families, is scheduled to visit Hazleton on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The MVC will be located at the Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Road in Hazleton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. It will remain in place until all veterans in attendance are served.