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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]

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Local Counties Property Sales Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

November 22, 2021
Business closures, job restructures, and health worries have caused more people to relocate to northeastern Pennsylvania, not merely out of choice, but often times out of necessity, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), who highlighted that a local housing boom has taken place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Legislation to Examine PennDOT’s Highway Maintenance Funding Formula

November 08, 2021
Reliable and sustainable transportation funding is critical for our residents and essential for commerce.    [Read More]