Sep

27

2016

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]

Sep

27

2016

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]

Sep

22

2016

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]

Sep

20

2016

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]

Aug

23

2016

August 23, 2016

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

Jul

06

2016

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]

Jun

21

2016

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]

Jun

20

2016

June 20, 2016

Joint Hearing - Senate Appropriations and Labor and Industry Committees - June 21, 2016 Listen   [Read More]

Apr

13

2016

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]

Apr

13

2016

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]