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Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
House Republicans Urge Caution before Committing PA to a Huge Medicaid Program Expansion without Solid Funding Guarantees from the Feds
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A majority of House Republicans joined in a press conference Tuesday in the state capitol supporting Governor Corbett’s position to not rush into any agreement with the federal government to dramatically expand the state’s Medicaid program. House Health Committee Chairman Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford &Tioga) said the state needs to have full knowledge of the financial effects of any expansion and be sure it does not jeopardize or damage the effectiveness of the existing medical assistance program. From the state capitol, Mike Davies reporting.
Rep. Matt Baker Legislative Radio Report/Podcast
The Legislative Report Program with Rep. Matt Baker (R- Tioga, Bradford) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Baker Comments Legislation Seeking to Codify Right to Hunt and Fish in PA Constitution
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Legislation that would permanently secure the right of Pennsylvania citizens to hunt, fish and harvest game through a constitutional amendment is moving through the House of Representatives in Harrisburg. Sponsor of House Bill 410, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford &Tioga) said at a time when anti-hunting organizations are continuing to grow more vocal, it is critically important to take action to ensure the right to hunt and fish is preserved for future generations. Rep. Baker said 13 other states currently have these rights included in their constitutions and two other states have the right to fish guaranteed by law. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Baker Comments on Governor's Budget Address
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Governor Corbett outlined his spending priorities in his annual budget address delivered to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday at the State Capitol. His $28.4 billion proposal includes increased funding for basic education, the Department of Public Welfare, and the State Police. Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford & Tioga) said this proposal represents a good framework upon which the final budget can be crafted. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Matt Baker Legislative Radio Report/Podcast
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A Legislative Report Program/Podcast with Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford & Tioga) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Baker Encourages Citizen Participation in New Statewide Emergency Assistance Initiatives
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A pair of voluntary initiatives focused on saving lives by ensuring that emergency responders have quick access to important information when treating accident victims have been launched recently in Pennsylvania. Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, said taking advantage of this new program is as easy as fixing a sticker to the back window of your automobile to immediately alert EMS personnel about medical conditions. Mike Davies reports… wrap and stand-alone bite available.
Rep. Baker Comments on World Diabetes Day
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Lawmakers joined doctors, patients and other advocates in Harrisburg on Wednesday to bring attention to the growing epidemic of diabetes. World Diabetes Day is an effort to educate people on the health effects and costs of this disease, considering the recent explosion of incidences related to obesity. Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford & Tioga) said diet and exercise are the keys to avoiding one type of this disease. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Baker Comments on Early Distribution of Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Revenues
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Governor Corbett has announced that impact fee revenues from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling will be distributed to counties and municipalities across the state earlier than expected. More than $200 million will be allocated to local governments to offset drilling infrastructure costs and fund environmental programs. Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford & Tioga) said the revenue numbers have been confirmed ahead of schedule, allowing counties and municipalities early access to their money. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Baker Comments on Women's Right to Know Bill
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Legislation designed to ensure that women are fully informed about the medical status of their pregnancy was the topic of a press conference held on Monday at the State Capitol. Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford & Tioga) said the Women’s Right-to-Know Act would allow women who are considering abortion to know all the medical facts about their pregnancy, and make an informed decision about their future. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Baker’s Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Bill Signed into Law
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Legislation authorizing increased state oversight of natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett. Bill sponsor Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford & Tioga) said he was pleased that the General Assembly and governor recognized the need for quick action on the law that will improve safety for the many miles of natural gas pipeline being laid to bring new Marcellus Shale gas deposits to market. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.