Working for You

It is an honor to work for you and the residents of our district and I take great pride in representing you in Harrisburg. I am aware of the challenges that face our state and I am dedicated to facing those challenges so that together, we can make our communities the best that they can be. As a way for you to keep up with the work that is happening on your behalf, check the stories listed below, and as always, feel free to contact me for more information about any state-related matter.
HARRISBURG — A Luzerne County lawmaker’s bill to shorten the waiting time for a no-fault divorce has now become law.
From the Standard~Speaker - Chaos, confusion, and personal and group attacks on the performance of the Hazleton Area school board dominated its meeting that lasted late into Wednesday night.
From The Citizens' Voice State Rep. Tarah Toohil will consider crafting legislation that would give Hazleton city the authority to levy a second earned income tax and use the money specifically for paying for police protection.
Two years after the state Department of Labor and Industry closed the Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication in Hazleton, a local hearing site has been established at the Hazleton One Community Center.
From thetimes-tribune HARRISBURG — Foster children would have some protection from being moved around numerous schools under legislation by a Luzerne County lawmaker that is getting public attention.
From timeleader HARRISBURG — A young woman who grew up in the foster care system in Luzerne County testified before a state House Committee on Monday about her experiences and why changes to state laws are so desperately needed.
From The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader SUGARLOAF TWP. — Tom and Robin Weber told a forum Friday that high taxes have made it difficult for them to keep their cattle farm in Hunlock Creek.
From The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader HARRISBURG — As an attorney, Tarah Toohil saw first-hand the difficulties the poor and indigent sometimes had when it came to legal aid. Now as a state legislator, Toohil is making sure additional dollars will flow into a fund to help those people
From The Hazleton Standard Speaker Pennsylvania corrections officials started transferring inmates out of the community correctional facility in downtown Hazleton, and the building will be empty by the end of the month when a state contract expires, state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, said Tuesday.