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]

Nov

16

2016

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]

Nov

03

2016

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]

Oct

19

2016

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]

Oct

03

2016

October 03, 2016

PA One Call is set to expire at the end of the year unless the law is reauthorized. [Read More]

Sep

30

2016

September 30, 2016

State Sens. Lisa Baker (R-20th) and John Yudichak (D-14th) and State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-120th) are inviting area senior citizens to their 2016 Luzerne County Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St. in Wilkes-Barre. [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]