Statement On Governor Wolf’s Department Consolidation Proposal

January 30, 2017
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20th) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Wolf’s proposal to consolidate the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services into one department: Listen   [Read More]

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Baker Issues Statement On Keeping SCI Waymart and SCI Retreat In Operation

January 26, 2017
Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, issued the following statement on the decision to keep state correctional facilities in Waymart and Retreat open:     [Read More]

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Proposed Closures of State Prisons

January 23, 2017
During a Senate hearing on the closures of state prisons proposed by Governor Wolf, Senator Baker questions Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel.     [Read More]

Senator Baker Seeking Public Input

January 13, 2017
The Senate Majority Policy Committee, Democratic Policy Committee and Judiciary Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Jan. 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg to review the Wolf administration’s decision to potentially close two state prisons. Listen   [Read More]

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Saying Farewell to Senator Pat Vance

November 16, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered the following remarks on the Senate floor to honor Sen. Pat Vance, R-31st,who is retiring after 26 years in the state Legislature   Listen   [Read More]

Seasonal Workers To Benefit From Unemployment Compensation Changes

November 03, 2016
More than 40,000 seasonal or cyclical workers are once again eligible for unemployment compensation after Gov. Tom Wolf signed a new law today. Listen | Watch   [Read More]

Sen. Baker Lauds Veterans in Floor Remarks

October 26, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker offers praise for veterans in advance of Veterans Day and paid tribute to the late Col. Dennis T. Guise, who passed away on October 24. Listen   [Read More]

Sen. Baker’s Amendment Would Restore Unemployment Compensation for Seasonal Workers

October 25, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker offers comments on the Senate floor in support of her amendment to House Bill 319, which restores unemployment compensation for seasonal workers while putting in safeguards ensuring the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund remains on the path to solvency. Listen   [Read More]

Baker Resolution Marking November As COPD Awareness Month

October 19, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker’s resolution designating November as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania passed the Senate unanimously today. Listen   [Read More]

Baker Welcomes Homeschool Group to Capitol

October 17, 2016
Members of the Salt and Light Homeschool Support Group visited the Capitol to observe session, take a guided tour and meet with legislators. Listen   [Read More]