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Jul

08

2019

July 08, 2019

Two initiatives to reduce college campus violence were part of the final budget package signed into law. Listen   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Sen. Lisa Baker speaks about House Bill 1324, known as the PA GI Bill, which was signed into law today. The law creates a program allowing spouses and children of Pennsylvania National Guard members to attend college at no or reduced cost. It is the first program of its kind in the nation.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

A successful initiative at Misericordia University that has been helping single, low-income women with children create a brighter future for themselves and their families has earned state funding to help launch similar programs across the state.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2019

June 28, 2019

The Legislature approved a Fiscal Year 2019-20 spending plan that provides funding for essential services, promotes workforce development efforts, bolsters education spending at all levels and makes a substantial investment in the state Rainy Day Fund, according to Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, who voted in favor of the bill. There are no tax increases, and a plan to tax municipalities utilizing State Police coverage was rejected. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

28

2019

June 28, 2019

Steps being taken to change Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) have been put on hold while the state conducts a review of the potential impacts.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate today confirmed Kelly Anne Gaughan, of Milford Township, to serve as a Pike County judge for the remainder of 2019.   [Read More]