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Department of Labor and Industry Budget Hearing

February 29, 2016
Senator Lisa Baker asked Secretary Kathy Manderino about initiatives to train and employ people with disabilities and discussed the unemployment rate for the disabled community. She also raised the proposal to transfer the PA One Call oversight and enforcement from the Labor and Industry Department to the Public Utility Commission and the increase in workers’ compensation claims.     [Read More]

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Department of Corrections Budget Hearing

February 29, 2016
  Senator Baker asked several questions of Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel including if there were any plans to close any of the three state correctional facilities in the 20th District and whether pay disparities between commissioned officers, mangers and corrections officers were being addressed.   [Read More]

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Department of Transportation Budget Hearing

February 29, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker urged Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards to address four-digit state roads in rural areas of the state. She also raised concerns over accidents involving pedestrians around Harveys Lake and Lake Wallenpaupack and the increasing number of incidents involving wrong-way drivers on interstates.     [Read More]

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Sen. Lisa Baker’s Statement on Budget Address

February 09, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th District, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address:   [Read More]

National Wear Red Day

January 27, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker introduced a resolution recognizing Friday, February 5, 2016, as “National Wear Red Day” in Pennsylvania. Listen   [Read More]

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House Bill 158

January 21, 2016
Senator Lisa Baker speaks in support of House Bill 158, legislation that will allow the Secretary of Education to issue weather related, safety related, and health related emergency declarations under which school entities shall be given additional flexibility to satisfy the 180 instructional days per school year requirement in statute. Listen   [Read More]

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Baker lauds Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens

November 18, 2015
During session, Senator Baker offers remarks on the retirement of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens and welcomes him to the Senate chamber.       [Read More]

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Wayne County Student Serves As Guest State Senate Page

November 17, 2015
  Sen. Lisa Baker welcomed Western Wayne Middle School eighth grader Ezra Tetreault to the Capitol on Nov. 17 where he served as a guest Senate page. Ezra, 13, of Salem Township, Wayne County, is the son of Kevin and Patricia Tetreault.   [Read More]

Baker Resolution Marks November as COPD Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 16, 2015
Sen. Lisa Baker’s resolution designating November as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania passed the Senate unanimously today.   [Read More]