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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.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s vote by the Hazleton Area School Board to restore full-day kindergarten, reversing a decision made last year to go to half-day sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.