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HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that three grants have been awarded to organizations in the 68th District under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today joined President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., as he declared the opioid epidemic a national health emergency. Since 2000, more than 500,000 people have died as the result of opioid abuse, or about 144 people per day.
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bardford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, are hosting a legislative briefing focused on addressing the challenges of addiction in rural Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today participated in a press conference announcing the introduction of two bills designed to give further consumer protection to Pennsylvania residents who are the victims of data breaches that open them to possible identity theft.
WHAT: House Commerce Committee Chairman Brian Ellis (R-Butler) and Rep. Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) will announce two pieces of legislation, one to amend the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act and the other to amend the Credit Reporting Agency Act. These bills each seek to assist Pennsylvania consumers affected by data breaches. Attorney General Josh Shapiro will join Ellis, Driscoll and others to provide details about the needs for such laws in Pennsylvania.
MORRIS – As part of their ongoing senior education series, the Elder Services Workgroup of the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health is sponsoring a senior education event featuring Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter). Baker will discuss the drug crisis being faced in Pennsylvania and across the country.
HARRISBURG – To ensure that Northeast Pennsylvania has a strong and effective voice in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the 12 members representing parts of 13 counties in this region of the state have banded together as a delegation to fight for the issues that matter most to the area. The delegation is being chaired by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved legislation sponsored by Rep Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that aims to improve health care payments options in the Commonwealth.
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.
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).
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.
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:
Members meet with attorney general to discuss lawsuit
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.
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.