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Luzerne County Senior Expo Slated For Oct. 13

September 30, 2016

State Sens. Lisa Baker (R-20th) and John Yudichak (D-14th) and State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-120th) are inviting area senior citizens to their 2016 Luzerne County Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St. in Wilkes-Barre.[...Read More]

Baker Praises Bill Providing Tax Credits For Volunteer First Responders

September 27, 2016

During a Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing, Sen. Baker offered her support and spoke about the importance of legislation authorizing municipalities to enact a tax credit against the earned income and property tax liability of active volunteers of a fire company or EMS company.
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Sen. Lisa Baker Congratulates RailRiders’ Matt Wotherspoon on the Senate Floor

September 27, 2016

Sen. Lisa Baker joined with Sen. John Blake in recognizing the AAA baseball national champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and welcoming team officials and players to the Senate floor. Among the team members on hand was pitcher Matt Wotherspoon, a Mountain Top resident and a constituent of the 20th Senate District.
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NEPA Residents Take Part in Telephone Town Hall on Heroin & Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2016

Nearly 20,000 households took part across 14 northeastern Pennsylvania counties yesterday for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.
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State Residents Urged to Take Part in Sept. 21 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis

September 20, 2016

Combatting Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.
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