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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the PA ABLE Savings Program

April 11, 2022
Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Senator Lisa Baker and other supporters hold press conference highlighting the 5th anniversary of PA ABLE, Monday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m. in the Capitol Media Center. Watch Live   [Read More]

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Senate Advances Baker Legislation to Prevent Dependent Care Sexual Assault

April 05, 2022
Marking the start of April as ‘Sexual Abuse Awareness Month’, the state Senate voted overwhelmingly today, to advance bi-partisan legislation introduced by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), which will expand institutional sexual assault to include assaults by caregivers on care dependent individuals.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole (Part 2)

February 24, 2022
Senator Lisa Baker questions Acting Secretary of Corrections George Little and Board Chairman Ted Johnson during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Corrections / Board of Probation & Parole. Senator Baker is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

February 24, 2022
Senator Lisa Baker questions Acting Secretary of Corrections George Little and Board Chairman Ted Johnson during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Corrections / Board of Probation & Parole. Senator Baker is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.   [Read More]

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Baker Joins Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in Questioning the Department of Corrections/Probation and Parole

February 24, 2022
On February 8, Governor Wolf proposed a $45.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 that would increase spending by $4.5 billion over the current year’s budget. Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole (Part 1) Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole (Part 2)   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 845, HB 1003, and HB 1665

February 09, 2022
Senate Judiciary Committee | Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Off the Floor – Main Capitol, Room 461   [Read More]

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Senate Passes Legislation to Aid in the Search for Missing Persons

January 19, 2022
The Pennsylvania Senate has approved House Bill 930, by a vote of 42 to 7. Under the proposal, Pennsylvania would become the 11th state for law enforcement to collect and submit DNA samples of missing persons or unidentified remains through a secure database, to the Pennsylvania State Police, and then to be shared with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 979 and HB 1096

January 14, 2022
Senate Judiciary Committee | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |   [Read More]

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Senate Passes Comprehensive Probation Reform

December 15, 2021
The Senate, today, approved probation reform measures aimed at reducing the amount of taxpayer dollars spent on the system, while better integrating probationers into society, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Senator Anthony Williams (D-8).   [Read More]