Feb

07

2017

February 07, 2017

HARRISBURG — Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2017-18 budget: “Because of the well-documented financial challenges facing us, and the disagreements over the past two years, this proposal will require more in-depth scrutiny than is customary. There will be a lot of digging into the details and testing the […] [Read More]

Jan

30

2017

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]

Jan

26

2017

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]

Jan

19

2017

January 19, 2017

Senators Lisa Baker and Kim Ward, past and current chairs of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, issued the following statement regarding Auditor General DePasquale’s announcement that he has launched a performance audit of the Department of Labor and Industry’s Unemployment Compensation Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund (SIIF) [Read More]

Jan

13

2017

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]

Jan

09

2017

January 09, 2017

Sen. Lisa Baker has announced the winning photographers in her third annual “Scenes From the 20th Senatorial District” photo contest. [Read More]

Jan

06

2017

January 06, 2017

Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, issued the following comments on Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he was considering closing some state correctional facilities in Pennsylvania: “State spending on prisons is not a popular item among taxpayers, but the fact is public safety will always be a necessity and a priority. Despite legitimate concerns about the size of […] [Read More]

Dec

29

2016

December 29, 2016

The new legislative session brings new responsibilities for state Senator Lisa Baker. [Read More]

Dec

05

2016

December 05, 2016

In a letter to Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, has requested financial and performance audits of the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund (SIIF) and the unemployment compensation system to assess how more than $178.4 million has been spent over the past four years and whether continued funding is justified. [Read More]

Nov

29

2016

November 29, 2016

Senate Republican leaders sent the following letter to Governor Wolf asking him to provide specific information on unemployment compensation funding that has not been forthcoming and criticized his decision to furlough employees and close U.C. call centers as a means to politicize the issue. [Read More]