Serving Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties
April 17, 2018 - Visiting with Becky Place of Monroe Township, Wyoming County, and Emily Holmes, of Dunmore, who proudly represented Johnson College as part of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Student Aid Advocacy Day in Harrisburg.
April 17, 2018 – A farmer’s work is never done, so when Kim and Jim Barbour, Bill Bayne, Jim Decker, Joe Loomis, and Dave Payne made the trip to Harrisburg to participate in Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s State Legislative Conference, Sen. Baker gladly met with them to discuss issues impacting farm families. The farmers are from Susquehanna, Wyoming and Lackawanna counties.
April 17, 2018 – Misericordia University students visited the capitol to showcase their work and share their personal stories as part of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s Student Aid Advocacy Day. Along with Sen. Baker, from left, are Gardyney Deshommes, Kathleen Klatt, Cara Imbalzano, Tristan Snyder, Brandon Dean and Rep. Karen Boback.
April 6, 2018 – Sen. Baker, along with Rep. Mike Peifer and Pike County Conservation District Executive Director Michele Long at the Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership Legislative Breakfast at Lacawac Sanctuary.
April 16, 2018 – Welcoming Wilkes University pharmacy professors Tom Franko and Judith Kristeller and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences student Samantha Frear to the capitol as part of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacy Legislative Day.
April 14, 2018 - Enjoying great food and catching up with good friends along with Rep. Mike Peifer at the annual Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department’s Beefsteak Dinner in Pike County.
April 13, 2018 – Along with Rep. Aaron Kaufer at the Pierce Street Deli in Kingston toasting the Hoyt Library’s 90th anniversary with library officials and supporters.
April 13, 2018 – Visiting the Shickshinny Area Historical Society’s museum. Jim Bach of Shickshinny has been the champion for the renovation of the Historical Society Museum to preserve a vast collection of artifacts inside the historic FLT Building on Main Street. With the help of a $110,000 LSA grant, preservation and renovations will be completed.
April 13, 2018 – Sen. Baker joined Rep. Tarah Toohil, officials from Frontier Communications, Shickshinny Borough and Conyngham Township and local veterans to replace the tattered flags on the Shickshinny- Mocanaqua Bridge.
April 11, 2018 – Sen. Baker provided a legislative update for members of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Shrine Club during a dinner meeting at Newberry Estates in Dallas.
April 11, 2018 - Reading some books and singing some songs with the wonderful students at Trinity Learning Center in Dallas.
April 11, 2018 – Sen. Baker held an iimportant conversation regarding the challenges of recruiting and retaining fire and EMS volunteers in rural areas with Slocum Township Supervisors Charlie Herring and Norb Dotzel at her Dallas District Office.
April 11, 2018 – Meeting with area nurses and nurse educators to learn more about patient care and discuss health care issues.
April 7, 2018 – North Mountain Branch Quality Deer management Association/NEPA Whitetails Unlimited’ s annual banquet and auction at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort in Tunkhannock. The event supports wildlife habitat and educational programs and the preservation of shooting sports and hunting traditions.
April 6, 2018 – Sen. Baker and Reps. Mike Peifer and Rosemary Brown at a surprise retirement gathering for Pike County Conservation District Director Sally Corrigan in appreciation of her commitment to continuing this area’s proud conservation legacy. Thank you Sally for 38 years of distinguished service to the Pike County Conservation District and the Pike County Office of Community Planning.
March 24, 2018 – At the Susquehanna County Resource Fair, which helps connect residents with vital programs and services.
March 24, 2018 – Sen. Baker attended the Endless Mountains Empowerment Summit at Elk Lake Junior-Senior High School in Springville. The program offered dynamic speakers and networking opportunities and raised money for student scholarships.
March 23, 2018 – State Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller accompanied Sen. Baker on a visit to The Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University to learn more about the program and speak with students. From left, Kristin Crawford, director of legislative affairs, Department of Human Services; Ann Houssock, Dallas office manager for Rep. Karen Boback; Sen. Baker; Ayanna Dexter, a student in the Women with Children program; Lisa M. Watson, deputy secretary, Office of Income Maintenance; and Sec. Miller.
March 15, 2018 – Sen. Baker visited Dave Hage's Social Welfare Policy & Services class at Misericordia University to discuss the legislative process.
March 11, 2018 - Congratulations to this year’s Rossetti Memorial Art Show participants including Dallas student and creative talent Caroline Stallard, who took home a Blue Ribbon for her likeness of Sen. Baker’s dog Finley.
March 10, 2018 - Pleased to recognize the contributions of dedicated community leader Lyle Oakes and celebrate his 80th birthday along with state Reps. Jonathan Fritz and Tina Pickett in Susquehanna County.
March 8, 2018 – At the NEPA Council Boy Scouts of America's 35th Annual Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner honoring recipients Dan and Scott Meuser.
February 23, 2018 - Discussing legislative issues and state budget matters with elected officials and human services providers in Luzerne and Wyoming counties and members of the state’s Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association.
February 19, 2018 – Sen. Baker stopped by the Wayne County Lyme Disease Task Force table at the annual Wayne County Dairy and Agriculture Day held at Honesdale High School.
February 19, 2018 - Katie Nebzydoski, the North East Maple Producers Maple Sweetheart for 2018-2019, meets with Sen. Baker at the annual Wayne County Dairy Day event at Honesdale High School. Katie, from Pleasant Mount, is a student at Forrest City Regional High School.
February 13, 2018 - Senators Baker and John Yudichak hosted a roundtable on lead exposure, lead testing, and lead abatement policies in Pennsylvania at a task force hearing at King’s College.
February 11, 2018 – Enjoying camaraderie and supporting our dedicated volunteers at the monthly breakfast supporting the Kunkle Fire Co.
February 9, 2018 – Sen. Baker stopped in to the Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Co. emergency shelter to speak with volunteers and Pike County residents who had to leave their homes because of the massive, lingering power outages.
February 6, 2018 – Sen. Baker stopped by the Pennsylvania State Council on Farm Organizations’ Taste of Pennsylvania 2018 Cornucopia event at the Capitol. While there she discussed issues with Dallas native Jane Clements-Smith who was representing Feeding Pennsylvania.
February 3, 2018 – Legislators, including Sen. Baker, participated in the Wyoming Valley League of Women Voters Legislative Breakfast at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.
February 1, 2018 – Sen. Baker and Reps. Jon Fritz and Mike Peifer along with members of the Wallenpaupack Area High School Student Ambassador Club during an event at Wallenpaupack Area High School.
February 1, 2018 – Pennsylvania Agriculture Russel Redding, right, along with Rep. Jon Fritz, Sen. Baker, Wayne Highlands Superintendent Gregory Frigoletto and Kayla Hack, Honesdale High School’s agricultural sciences teacher. The group got an update on the school’s new curriculum and learned about its revitalized Future Farmers of America program
February 1, 2018 – Sen. Baker and Rep. Fritz met with Honesdale High School students and heard about exciting learning and career opportunities through the school’s new agricultural sciences curriculum.
January 30, 2018 – Sen. Baker participated in kick off effort at the Capitol to create a crime victims’ bill of rights known as Marsy’s Law.
January 25, 2018 – Sen. Baker, Reps. Fritz and Peifer, Congressman Marino and Salem Township Supervisor Merel “Jim” Swingle participate in the ribbon cutting of Hamlin Heights in Salem Township, Wayne County.
January 25, 2018 – Celebrating the distinguished career and retirement of Donna Decker from Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was truly dedicated to community health in rural Pennsylvania.
January 23, 2018 – Sen. Baker looked on as Gov. Wolf signed her SB 242, the expansion of Pennsylvania 811 program, into law
January 20, 2018 – Sen. Baker attended the Mistletoe Ball at Silver Birches Resort along Lake Wallenpaupack. The annual fundraiser for Wayne Memorial Hospital and gives attendees a chance to recognize the many employees and volunteers who work to benefit the region’s health.
January 18, 2018 - Celebrating 100 years of service by the Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind with the opening of a state-of-the-art Low Vision Resource Center in Exeter. The event also marked the unveiling of the organization’s new name -- Northeast Sight Services -- to better reflect the tremendous work they are doing in our community.
January 16, 2018 - White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ivanka Trump, an advisor to the president, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and Linda McMahon, who heads the Small Business Administration, listen as Sen. Baker asks a question during the White House Empowering Women Symposium.
January 16, 2018 - Sen. Baker had the chance to meet and discuss issues with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma while in Washington.
January 16, 2018 - Standing with the flags displayed in the Vice President’s ceremonial office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
January 14, 2018 – An annual tradition, the White Mills Fire and EMS Sportsmen’s Fest in Texas Township, Wayne County. Sen. Baker, along with Wayne County Treasurer Brian Field, Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith and Joe Adams and Texas Township residents John Haggarty and Gary Brown.
January 11, 2018 – Taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, Sen. Baker enjoyed an ice cold chocolate milkshake courtesy of the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association.