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07/20/2016
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, announced today that his legislation to require physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965 has been signed into law.
07/19/2016
HARRISBURG – Senior citizens residing in the 68th District are invited to a Senior Expo hosted by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) on Friday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. in Wellsboro.
07/15/2016
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania General Assembly this week approved several budget-related bills that were signed into law to finalize implementation of the 2016-17 state budget, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
07/11/2016
HARRISBURG – After a long journey and much hard work, legislation that will require insurance companies to provide coverage for oral anti-cancer medications on the same level they do for intravenous treatments has been signed into law in Pennsylvania, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), author of the bill.
07/05/2016
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced a $2 million state loan to help fund an expansion project at the Blossburg water treatment plant in Tioga County.
07/01/2016
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today voted in support of a $31.6 billion state budget that would increase money for education, health care and vital human service programs.
06/30/2016
HARRISBURG – Critically needed legislation that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for oral anti-cancer medications on the same level they do for intravenous treatments has passed the House and Senate and is now on its way to the governor to be signed into law, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) author of House Bill 60.
06/27/2016
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) designed to protect natural gas drilling lease owners’ royalty payments was approved on a bipartisan vote of 20-7 by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today. Joined by co-sponsors Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Matthew Baker (R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), the following statement was issued:
06/23/2016
House Health Committee chairman working to resolve growing drug epidemic
06/17/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) said it was announced this week that more than $15,029,623.20 in impact fees from Act 13 are coming back to the counties and municipalities that make up the 68th Legislative District.
06/08/2016
HARRISBURG – Legislation Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has been working on for several years to aid in the fight against the proliferation of newly created designer drugs has finally been signed into law.
06/07/2016
HARRISBURG - Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) welcomed news today that Shell Chemical Appalachia has decided to build a multi-billion dollar ethylene cracker plant in Beaver County, which will rely heavily on the abundance of natural gas produced in the Commonwealth.
06/06/2016
HARRISBURG – The deadline to apply for the state’s 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) announced today.
06/01/2016
HARRISBURG – According to the state Department of Health, the Commonwealth’s newly improved prescription drug monitoring program is set to launch this summer, giving doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement more information to tackle Pennsylvania’s growing prescription drug abuse epidemic, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), House Health Committee chairman.
04/25/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) authored legislation unanimously approved in the House that would highlight the important role of religion in our country by designating May 2-8 as American Religious History Week in Pennsylvania.