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HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved House Bill 59 authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, that would require physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965.
Legislation to make oral anticancer drugs more affordable gains approval in State House
HARRISBURG – Processing nearly nine times more motor vehicle and driver licensing paperwork than the average legislative district, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) once again has been recognized as delivering a higher volume of citizen services than any of his peers from across the state in the Republican Caucus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will host a Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar on Thursday, March 12, at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.
Due to the frequent winter storms Pennsylvania has been experiencing this season, I thought it was a good time to share some sensible winter weather driving tips for motorists.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) welcomed news that fire and EMS companies within the 68th Legislative District are receiving substantial grant awards by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Recent bitter cold temperatures have everyone longing for a roaring fire and hot chocolate. Unfortunately, keeping our families warm and comfortable throughout the winter requires more than that. In fact, for many families it can mean record-high heating bills that can be difficult to manage on some household budgets.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today took the oath of the office as a Pennsylvania state representative for the 12th time. For the 2015-16 term he will be representing all of Tioga County, as well as parts of Bradford and Potter counties.
HARRISBURG – In order to ensure the safety of motorists traveling through Armenia Township in Bradford County, the township has been awarded $392,667 in state funds to help improve road conditions on Mountain Avenue, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga). The funds were awarded through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) announced today that registrations will no longer be accepted for their upcoming concealed carry seminar. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Troy Vet’s Club Home Association, 183 Veterans Drive, Troy.
On Monday, Oct. 27, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) held his first veterans assistance day in the Troy district office. Those who are seeking assistance have the opportunity to speak with a service officer with the American Legion on the fourth Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the district office located at 121 Canton St. in Troy. To schedule an appointment, veterans are asked to call (570) 297-3045. Some of the services available include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care, as well as any issues pertaining to veterans benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services.
Legislation containing key language authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) to combat prescription drug abuse was signed into law on Oct. 27 by Gov. Tom Corbett. The new law expands the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to include Schedule II through V controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed in Pennsylvania. The database will help improve patient care and prescribing practices, uncover drug diversion, and identify “doctor shopping.” Pictured with Baker and the governor at the table is Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York), who sponsored the Senate bill.
HARRISBURG – A low-interest loan and state grant awarded through the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority address acid mine drainage and farm waste in Tioga County, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
As chairman of the House Health Committee, I am dedicated to improving the access to and quality of health care in Pennsylvania. I believe more lives can be improved, and even saved, with greater education of health care issues, early diagnosis and better access to treatment. That is why I am so pleased that in the final month of the 2013-14 legislative session, we were successful in getting several critical health care bills moved further through the legislative process.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today announced they will be hosting a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Troy Vet’s Club Home Association, 183 Veterans Drive, Troy.