Seasonal Workers To Benefit From Unemployment Compensation Changes

November 03, 2016
More than 40,000 seasonal or cyclical workers are once again eligible for unemployment compensation after Gov. Tom Wolf signed a new law today. Listen | Watch   [Read More]

Sen. Baker Lauds Veterans in Floor Remarks

October 26, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker offers praise for veterans in advance of Veterans Day and paid tribute to the late Col. Dennis T. Guise, who passed away on October 24. Listen   [Read More]

Sen. Baker’s Amendment Would Restore Unemployment Compensation for Seasonal Workers

October 25, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker offers comments on the Senate floor in support of her amendment to House Bill 319, which restores unemployment compensation for seasonal workers while putting in safeguards ensuring the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund remains on the path to solvency. Listen   [Read More]

Baker Resolution Marking November As COPD Awareness Month

October 19, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker’s resolution designating November as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania passed the Senate unanimously today. Listen   [Read More]

Baker Welcomes Homeschool Group to Capitol

October 17, 2016
Members of the Salt and Light Homeschool Support Group visited the Capitol to observe session, take a guided tour and meet with legislators. Listen   [Read More]

Baker Praises Bill Providing Tax Credits For Volunteer First Responders

September 27, 2016
During a Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing, Sen. Baker offered her support and spoke about the importance of legislation authorizing municipalities to enact a tax credit against the earned income and property tax liability of active volunteers of a fire company or EMS company. Listen   [Read More]

Sen. Lisa Baker Congratulates RailRiders’ Matt Wotherspoon on the Senate Floor

September 27, 2016
Sen. Lisa Baker joined with Sen. John Blake in recognizing the AAA baseball national champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and welcoming team officials and players to the Senate floor. Among the team members on hand was pitcher Matt Wotherspoon, a Mountain Top resident and a constituent of the 20th Senate District. Listen   [Read More]

NEPA Residents Take Part in Telephone Town Hall on Heroin & Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2016
Nearly 20,000 households took part across 14 northeastern Pennsylvania counties yesterday for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region. Listen   [Read More]

State Residents Urged to Take Part in Sept. 21 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis

September 20, 2016
Combatting Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Bill 1306

August 23, 2016
Senate Labor & Industry Committee - August 30, 2016   Listen - Part 1 Listen - Part 2   [Read More]