HARRISBURG—State Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) recently took the oath of office, beginning her third term in the Senate.
“I would like to thank the voters for the privilege of serving,” she said. “I am honored by the opportunity to continue working for the people of the 20th District.”
Acknowledging the serious challenges facing the Commonwealth, Baker gave assurance that she will continue to look for ways to deliver results that matter to taxpayers and communities.
“People are worried about state finances and are pushing for a wide range of reforms in order to save money and improve efficiency,” she noted. “I expect serious consideration will be given to changing the public pension system and overhauling education funding.”
Baker added that she will continue to focus on ethics reform, beginning with a strong and enforceable cash gift ban. Other initiatives carried over from the previous legislative session include improving pipeline safety and finding ways to better link academic and technical training with workforce needs and opportunities.
The 20th Senatorial District encompasses parts of Luzerne and Susquehanna counties and all of Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
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