HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) expressed grave concern following the unveiling of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget proposal, which again seeks to increase government spending and raise taxes on working Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) this week announced two state grants for Tioga County awarded under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
HARRISBURG – Included in Gov. Tom Wolf’s multi-billion dollar cuts to the state budget he signed in December was $5.67 million to help fund the state’s 14 critical access hospitals, and Rep. Matt Baker (Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, has introduced legislation to restore this vital funding.
HARRISBURG – In order to ensure diabetic students have the greatest access to care when at school or school-related activities, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has authored legislation approved by the state House to allow for the optional training of school employees in diabetes care and management who are not licensed health care providers.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Antitrust Section has filed suit in Bradford County Court of Common Pleas seeking restitution, civil penalties and legal costs from Chesapeake Energy Corporation, alleging underpayment of landowner royalties associated with natural gas drilling. This is being supported by Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).
HARRISBURG – In order to ensure greater safety for those individuals who may have a severe allergic reaction, state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has authored legislation passed by the House to permit a variety of establishments to have non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors available for emergency use.
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will co-host a Drug Forum along with the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) to share information and consider possible solutions to tackling the growing drug epidemic in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, this week is co-hosting a Drug Forum in Tioga County with the help of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
HARRISBURG - Rep Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement concerning the placement of Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced $495,000 in funding through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhance Program (PHARE) to help meet the growing demand for available housing.
HARRISBURG - More than $1 million in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will benefit organizations and area projects in Bradford and Tioga counties, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) was awarded the Pink Ribbon Award by the PA Breast Cancer Coalition for his support of the Breast Density Notification Act, which was signed into law last year, as well as his authorship of the oral chemo parity legislation.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today joined the majority of his colleagues in the House in voting no on the governor’s new tax plan that would increase taxes by billions of dollars by increasing the Personal Income Tax, as well as placing an additional tax on natural gas production operations. He issued this statement following the vote:
HARRISBURG – As part of continuing action to combat the nation’s growing drug epidemic, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, to empower the secretary of the Department of Health to add new substances to the list of controlled substances used to manufacture illegal drugs.
On Sept. 24, I voted for emergency state funding legislation designed to providing critical financial relief to school districts and social service agencies impacted by the prolonged budget impasse. The bills were approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the governor for his signature into law.