HARRISBURG – Individuals who are convicted of stealing the identity of a minor will now receive a stricter sentence under a new law authored by state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) this week cast a series of votes in opposition to record high gasoline and diesel taxes.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to empower law enforcement to convict those who manufacture dangerous illegal drugs, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) has authored legislation to give the secretary of the state Department of Health the ability to quickly add chemicals to a list of controlled substances and “precursor substances” under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
Rep. Matt Baker was recently honored by The American Conservative Union for his steadfast commitment to voting in favor of legislation that supports the values of the U.S. Constitution. He was presented with a 2013 Defender of Liberty award from Larry Hart (left), ACU director of government relations, and Charlie Gerow (right), ACU board member.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) that would increase loan amounts available for volunteer fire and ambulance companies under the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP).
HARRISBURG – In an effort to save lives and reduce crime and addiction in the Commonwealth due to the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, the House of Representatives today approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) to create a confidential prescription drug monitoring database for professionals who prescribe or dispense prescription medication.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to protect the interests of landowners with royalty agreements has been introduced in the state House, according to four members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who are spearheading the measure.
HARRISBURG – Two bills addressing state issues pertaining to Medical Assistance (MA) gained passage in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), author of the measures and chairman of the House Health Committee.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to better ensure consumer safety from underground utility line hits during project excavation, state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) authored legislation to increase enforcement of the PA One Call Law. Earlier today, the House Consumer Affairs Committee held its second public hearing on the legislation, which has gained widespread support from multiple interest groups.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today announced that $777,788 in state funding will benefit residents in the 68th Legislative District in Bradford and Tioga counties with the availability and affordability of housing in the region.
Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) will lead the House Health Committee in a public hearing on House Bill 746, sponsored by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). The bill seeks to amend the Generic Equivalent Drug Law regarding biosimilar products.
HARRISBURG – Making sure Pennsylvania children have the best possible start when entering school, two Tioga County Pre-K Counts providers will share in $84.5 million in grants going to more than 159 providers offering services to nearly 12,000 children across the state, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
WILLIAMSPORT – State Rep. Matt Baker (Bradford/Tioga) today testified before the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus during a field hearing in Williamsport to discuss the economic impacts of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region.
State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) will testify before the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus to provide information on the economic impact of natural gas production in Bradford and Tioga counties.
HARRISBURG – As the result of legislation spearheaded by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors has recently approved a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice at West Chester University.