News Releases

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]