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2016-17 Budget Hearings

ARC’s Legislator of the Year

June 21, 2016

The Arc of PA honors Senator Lisa Baker as "Legislator of the Year." The Arc is the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.
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Discussion of New Federal Overtime Rules

June 20, 2016

Joint Hearing - Senate Appropriations and Labor and Industry Committees - June 21, 2016
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Senate Appropriations and Labor & Industry Committees will hold a Joint Hearing to Discuss New Federal Overtime Rules

June 20, 2016

The Senate Appropriations and Labor & Industry Committees will hold a joint hearing for the purpose of better understanding and exploring the impact of the new Federal Department of Labor overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Senate Labor and Industry Chairwoman Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne).[...Read More]

Senate Passes Baker Bill Granting Property Tax Relief For Spouse of Soldiers Killed In Action

June 13, 2016

The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved SB 1109, legislation sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, which would extend the state’s property tax exemption program for disabled veterans to the surviving spouse of soldiers killed in action.[...Read More]

ABLE Program a Major Advance for Families of Individuals with Disabilities

April 18, 2016

The recent passage of the Achieving Better Life Experience legislation is a major advance for the families of individuals who have a disability.[...Read More]

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