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Recent bitter cold temperatures have everyone longing for a roaring fire and hot chocolate. Unfortunately, keeping our families warm and comfortable throughout the winter requires more than that. In fact, for many families it can mean record-high heating bills that can be difficult to manage on some household budgets.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today took the oath of the office as a Pennsylvania state representative for the 12th time. For the 2015-16 term he will be representing all of Tioga County, as well as parts of Bradford and Potter counties.
HARRISBURG – In order to ensure the safety of motorists traveling through Armenia Township in Bradford County, the township has been awarded $392,667 in state funds to help improve road conditions on Mountain Avenue, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga). The funds were awarded through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) announced today that registrations will no longer be accepted for their upcoming concealed carry seminar. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Troy Vet’s Club Home Association, 183 Veterans Drive, Troy.
On Monday, Oct. 27, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) held his first veterans assistance day in the Troy district office. Those who are seeking assistance have the opportunity to speak with a service officer with the American Legion on the fourth Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the district office located at 121 Canton St. in Troy. To schedule an appointment, veterans are asked to call (570) 297-3045. Some of the services available include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care, as well as any issues pertaining to veterans benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services.
Legislation containing key language authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) to combat prescription drug abuse was signed into law on Oct. 27 by Gov. Tom Corbett. The new law expands the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to include Schedule II through V controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed in Pennsylvania. The database will help improve patient care and prescribing practices, uncover drug diversion, and identify “doctor shopping.” Pictured with Baker and the governor at the table is Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York), who sponsored the Senate bill.
HARRISBURG – A low-interest loan and state grant awarded through the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority address acid mine drainage and farm waste in Tioga County, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
As chairman of the House Health Committee, I am dedicated to improving the access to and quality of health care in Pennsylvania. I believe more lives can be improved, and even saved, with greater education of health care issues, early diagnosis and better access to treatment. That is why I am so pleased that in the final month of the 2013-14 legislative session, we were successful in getting several critical health care bills moved further through the legislative process.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today announced they will be hosting a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Troy Vet’s Club Home Association, 183 Veterans Drive, Troy.
HARRISBURG – Helping to combat homelessness and provide housing for those in need, state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today announced $723,000 in state funding will benefit residents in in Tioga County. Funding comes from the Pennsylvania House Finance Agency’s Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund and Marcellus Shale impact fees.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, which is designed to improve patient care and reduce health care costs within the state’s Medicaid program, is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate.
HARRISBURG – Containing key language authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, legislation was approved by the Pennsylvania House to create a confidential prescription drug monitoring database to help curb prescription drug abuse and misuse in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to further screen and provide health care to those who may be infected with hepatitis C, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, is calling on the state Senate to join the House in unanimously passing House Bill 2003 into law.
Legislation would make oral anticancer medications more affordable
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, will urge Senate action on his House Bill 2003, which would require medical providers and hospitals to offer hepatitis C screening to those born between 1945 and 1965. This legislation follows and implements guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.