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07/20/2017
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will host a Senior Expo featuring more than 75 vendors from federal, state and county agencies; area businesses; and health organizations providing information and answering questions important to senior citizens. The Pennsylvania mobile veterans outreach van will be available during the expo to answer questions, offer counseling and help veterans obtain assistance. The Wellsboro Police Department will also be offering a drug take-back program in which individuals can bring in their outdated or no longer used prescription drugs for proper disposal.
07/20/2017
HARRISBURG - The PENNVEST Board recently met and approved several awards, including one in the 68th Legislative District, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
07/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will host a Senior Expo on Friday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. in Wellsboro.
06/30/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today issued the following statement on passage of a $32 billion state spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year:
06/29/2017
Members meet with attorney general to discuss lawsuit
06/09/2017
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will join family and friends of Lance Cpl. Michael G. Plank to dedicate the overpass on State Route 49 over State Route 15 in Lawrence Township as the Lance Cpl. Michael G. Plank Memorial Bridge. A 2004 graduate of Elkland High School, Plank died on June 9, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Plank received the National Defense Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-Article 5 ISAF Medal and the Rifle Expert, 2nd Award.
06/06/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) presented a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Martin and Naomi Patt of Wellsboro on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.
05/24/2017
New legislation would ensure unfettered access to cancer treatments
05/11/2017
HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) had two legislative proposals move forward in the legislative process and draw added attention to the increased prevalence of the disease in our state.
05/09/2017
HARRISBURG – In his continuing fight against the growing drug problem in our state, chairman of the House Health Committee, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) this week had his legislation to combat “pill mills” approved in the House of Representatives.
04/25/2017
HARRISBURG – In recognition of his hard-fought battle to get oral anti-cancer medications covered by insurance in the same manner as intravenous treatments, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network chose to honor Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) with its Distinguished Advocacy Award for 2017.
04/13/2017
WHAT: The House Human Services, Health, and Aging and Older Adult Services committees will host a second joint hearing on a proposal by the Wolf administration to merge the departments of Health, Human Services, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) into a larger Department of Health and Human Services. This second hearing will focus on testimony from those most impacted by the proposed consolidation, including counties, providers, consumers and others. The first hearing on April 5 included testimony from the respective department secretaries.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, has authored three bills passed by the House of Representative this week to ensure individuals across the Commonwealth have access to health care and safeguards are in place to ensure optimal care.
03/08/2017
Tioga County has much to be proud of, but certainly at or near the top of the list is Mansfield University (MU). This is the only university in the county and is one of 14 universities comprising the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), which is responsible for providing a top-notch education to hundreds of thousands of students in the Commonwealth, across the nation and around the world.
03/06/2017
HARRISBURG – Members of the Community Liver Alliance organization today in Harrisburg presented Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, with its “You Make A Difference Award” for his work on a recent law that requires physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965.