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. Listen   [Read More]

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. Listen   [Read More]

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. Listen   [Read More]

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. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Bill 1306

August 23, 2016
Senate Labor & Industry Committee - August 30, 2016   Listen - Part 1 Listen - Part 2   [Read More]

Third Saturday of July Designated Anthracite Heritage Day in Pennsylvania

July 06, 2016
The Senate has adopted a resolution sponsored by five senators from Northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal country officially designating July 16 as Anthracite Heritage Day in the state. Listen   [Read More]

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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.     [Read More]

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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 Listen     [Read More]

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Baker Supports Bill Aiding Individuals With Disabilities Transitioning To Workplace

April 13, 2016
  Listen Sen. Lisa Baker spoke on the Senate floor urging her colleagues to support HB 400, legislation that would increase vocational rehabilitation collaboration with schools and private and public employers and encourage additional job training resources for young people with disabilities   [Read More]

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Tax-Free Savings Plan For Disabled Receives Unanimous Approval

April 13, 2016
In every way, policies and programs designed for individuals who have a disability should aim at helping them achieve the greatest level of independence their capabilities and spirit allow. Listen     [Read More]