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12/11/2017
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, Dec. 12.
12/06/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), that would prohibit the sale of over-the-counter cough medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM) to minors on Tuesday was unanimously approved by the House Judiciary Committee, of which she is a member.
11/15/2017
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) said today.
11/14/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of a $342,424 state grant for a road project in Luzerne County that will improve safety for area residents and motorists. Toohil played a key role in securing the funding.
10/17/2017
Legislation to help those truly in need, prevent waste, pave pathway to prosperity
10/05/2017
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.
10/02/2017
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).
09/29/2017
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).
09/26/2017
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.
09/08/2017
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.
08/22/2017
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.
06/29/2017
Members meet with attorney general to discuss lawsuit
06/02/2017
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.
05/23/2017
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.
05/22/2017
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.