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HARRISBURG – Over concern for the safety of county children and youth caseworkers and other public servants, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced legislation that would create the offense of occupational intimidation in Pennsylvania.
LUZERNE – The Concealed Carry Seminar, set for Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department, 66 Tener St., Luzerne, has reached capacity. The seminar was organized by Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).
HARRISBURG – To ensure that Northeast Pennsylvania has a strong and effective voice in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the 12 members representing parts of 13 counties in this region of the state have banded together as a delegation to fight for the issues that matter most to the area. The delegation is being chaired by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) would like to remind her constituents that a new law will soon take effect that reinstates Pennsylvania-born adult adoptees’ rights to access their original birth certificates. Act 127 of 2016 becomes official on Nov.3, one year after it was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HAZLETON – With the 2017-18 school year in full swing, state Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne)is reminding parents of a free back-to-school immunization clinic being offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
HAZLETON – In her continuing effort to keep older residents in the Hazleton area informed about the programs and services available to them, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will once again host a Senior Citizens Expo. The free event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Boscov’s wing of Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Road in Hazle Township.
Members meet with attorney general to discuss lawsuit
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today restored $613,000 in Basic Education Funding (BEF) to the Hazleton Area School District (HASD) that had been cut from the district’s 2016-17 budget, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne). The funding reduction had resulted from a recalculation of the district’s state allocation as required by the BEF formula.
HARRISBURG – Legislation co-sponsored by Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh), that would offer state assistance to Pennsylvania mothers struggling with postpartum depression and their babies, today was unanimously approved by the House Children and Youth Committee. House Bill 200 now moves to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting that he restore a cut in state funding to the Hazleton Area School District.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is encouraging eligible seniors in Luzerne and Wyoming counties to take part in 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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined her House colleagues last week in unanimously adopting a resolution designating May 17, 2017, as “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.
HAZLETON – A panel of experts provided a sobering look at Luzerne County’s drug problem during a public forum co-hosted by state Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) and state Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) at Hazleton Area High School last Thursday evening.
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is joining with U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) and state Sen. John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) to co-host a forum on the heroin and opioid epidemic locally and statewide. The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 5-7 p.m. at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St., Hazle Township.