News Releases

Jan

21

2020

January 21, 2020

A group of legislators and stakeholders held a rally Capitol Main Rotunda to announce a lawsuit against Governor Wolf on the proposed closures of Polk and White Haven state centers.     [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

State Senator Lisa Baker has been at the forefront of juvenile justice reform efforts for more than a decade.  Now she will be an integral part of the latest push for improving the system as part of an interbranch Juvenile Justice Task Force.   [Read More]

Jan

10

2020

January 10, 2020

State Senator Lisa Baker has been at the forefront of juvenile justice reform efforts for more than a decade.  Now she will be an integral part of the latest push for improving the system as part of an interbranch Juvenile Justice Task Force.   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to consider the nominations of several individuals for seats on various courts.     [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered the following remarks in support of the statute of limitations reform efforts, and her amendment to change the time that a person between the ages of 18 and 23 has to bring a civil claim for sexual abuse from 2 years under current law to the age of 30, increase the criminal statute of limitations to 20 years for this same class of victims, up from the existing 12 years after the offense was committed, and transfer $5 million into the Crime Victims Compensation Fund to fund counseling services. Sen. Baker's remarks on HB 962 Sen. Baker’s remarks on HB 963   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

Sen. Lisa Baker issued the following comments regarding Sen. John Yudichak’s announcement that he would be changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Independent.   [Read More]