Boback Announces July Outreach Hours

Jun. 24, 2019 /

DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her outreach events and satellite hours for July. Representatives from several different organizations will offer assistance at her district offices throughout the month.

PHEAA Warns of Financial Aid Scams Targeting Students, Says Boback

Jun. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is warning students and borrowers to be wary of financial aid scams that could expose them to identity theft and significant financial loss, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming).

Boback’s Impact Fee Bill Focus of Committee Meeting on Wednesday

Jun. 04, 2019 /

WHAT: Legislation sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) that would amend how counties can use funds derived from the impact fee imposed on the Marcellus Shale industry will be the subject of an informational meeting conducted by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. House Bill 781 would give county governments the flexibility to use impact fee funds for stormwater management as mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Boback Announces Safe Schools Grant for Lackawanna Trail School District

May. 20, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The Lackawanna Trail School District today was awarded a Safe Schools Targeted grant to purchase safety and security-related equipment, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The district received $25,000, the maximum allowed under the program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Boback, Toohil Push for Passage of Foster Care Legislation

May. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The challenges faced by young people as they age out of foster care was the focus of an informational hearing conducted by the House Children and Youth Committee today. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming), who chairs the committee, and Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), who serves as committee vice chair, also held a news conference with stakeholders to discuss legislation that would make improvements to Pennsylvania’s foster care system.

Boback, Toohil to Discuss Foster Care Legislation at Capitol News Conference

May. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: House Children and Youth Committee Chairman Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Vice Chairman Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will host a news conference to discuss legislation that would improve Pennsylvania’s foster care system. Boback’s measure, House Bill 856, would reinstate the extension of permanent legal custodian and adoption assistance subsidies. Toohil’s proposal, House Bill 1326, would create a program to help foster care youth with obtaining driver’s education, training and costs associated with maintaining an auto insurance policy. House Bill 1276, sponsored by Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin), would create a program to assist foster care youth with the challenges of accessing higher educational opportunities.

Boback’s Child Protection Bill on the Verge of Becoming Law

May. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) that would provide civil immunity for damages resulting from forcibly entering a motor vehicle to rescue an individual. House Bill 279 awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature into law.

Local Schools Receive Safety Grants, Says Boback

May. 06, 2019 /

TUNKHANNOCK – Three school districts represented by majority chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), are among 234 districts statewide to be receiving school safety grants.

Local Legislators Welcome Dallas Student Council

May. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, April 30, representatives from the Dallas High School Student Council and their chaperones were welcomed to the state Capitol in Harrisburg by members of the General Assembly in whose district all or part of the Dallas School District sits.