Baker Seeks Savings On Prescription Drugs

January 14, 2019
As third-party administrators of drug benefit programs for health plans, pharmacy benefits managers have seen success in containing costs. Listen   [Read More]

Baker Named To Chair State Senate Judiciary Committee

January 07, 2019
For state Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), a new term in office and a new legislative session bring the opportunity and responsibility of a new committee chairmanship – the Senate Judiciary Committee. Listen   [Read More]

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Little League Softball Team From Tunkhannock Lauded by Legislature For World Series Run

October 17, 2018
The Pennsylvania Senate and House honored the Little League softball team from Tunkhannock today, recognizing players and coaches and family members for their historic run that culminated with a runner up finish in the World Series championship game in Portland, Oregon. Listen   [Read More]

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The Role and Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in PA

October 11, 2018
JOINT HEARING Senate Health & Human Services Committee AND Senate Majority Policy Committee | October 16, 2018 | 10:15 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1270

October 11, 2018
Senate Health & Human Services | October 16, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Rural Hospital Initiative Seeks To Prevent Closures, Support Communities

October 09, 2018
There has been a great deal of discussion about the financial challenges facing many of our rural hospitals. A new initiative could offer some relief for facilities struggling to keep the doors open.   [Read More]

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Reflections on the Passing of Mentor, Friend and Colleague Stephen C. MacNett

September 20, 2018
Sad news of the passing of Stephen C. MacNett, who for forty plus years served as chief legal counsel for Senate Republicans, but whose skills and judgment were also respected by Democrats and successive administrations.   [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Philadelphia Safe Schools Initiative

August 28, 2018
Senate Appropriations Committee | August 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. | Shusterman Hall, Temple University |     [Read More]

Reviving The Role Of Rural Hospitals In Improving Community Health

August 20, 2018
Rural hospitals are critical to the health, safety and economic viability of residents and communities throughout much of Pennsylvania, but many are struggling to keep the doors open. With more than 30 rural hospitals currently at risk of closure, Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) is joining with Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110th) and the state Department of Health (DOH) to offer innovative ways to continue providing quality health care. Listen   [Read More]

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Passage of 2018-2019 State Budget

June 22, 2018
Senator Lisa Baker comments on Senate approval of House Bill 2121, a fiscally responsible budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes.   [Read More]