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

22

2016

August 22, 2016

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee will hold a public hearing on August 30, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg to examine legislation seeking to prevent discrimination against individuals in employment as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. [Read More]

Jul

13

2016

July 13, 2016

Following the final passage of the 2016-17 state budget, Sen. Lisa Baker issued the following statement: “This is a practical and sensible budget arrived at through negotiation rather than confrontation. [Read More]

Jul

12

2016

July 12, 2016

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

20

2016

June 20, 2016

The Senate Appropriations and Labor & Industry Committees will hold a joint hearing for the purpose of better understanding and exploring the impact of the new Federal Department of Labor overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Senate Labor and Industry Chairwoman Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne). [Read More]

Jun

13

2016

June 13, 2016

The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved SB 1109, legislation sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, which would extend the state’s property tax exemption program for disabled veterans to the surviving spouse of soldiers killed in action. [Read More]

Apr

18

2016

April 18, 2016

The recent passage of the Achieving Better Life Experience legislation is a major advance for the families of individuals who have a disability. [Read More]

Apr

14

2016

April 14, 2016

Four speed minders will be strategically placed along Lakeside Drive as part of increased safety measures being made around Harveys Lake. [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]