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.
HARRISBURG – Fire and ambulance companies spread across all three counties that make up the 68th Legislative District received $338,225.56 in state grants under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
As chairman of the House Health Committee, Rep. Matt Baker welcomed former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (pictured), son of the late Edward Kennedy, to the Capitol where he gave a presentation during an informational meeting about mental illness and substance abuse.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) to posthumously honor Lance Cpl. Michael G. Plank of Tioga County who died in service to his country.
WHAT: Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) are hosting a Concealed Carry Seminar to provide residents with an overview of the state’s firearms laws, the seminar will include information on how to safely interact with police when carrying a firearm, as well as the legal aspects of Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, which allows a homeowner to use deadly force if necessary when threatened by an armed intruder.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today voted in support of legislation approved by the House that would eliminate the inheritance tax for transfers of property to or for the use of a child aged 21 years or younger from a natural parent, adoptive parent or step-parent.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) is urging the governor to sign into law a bill that would release additional funding to supplement the 2015-16 state budget that had critical funding cut by the governor before being partially signed into law in December. Following the vote on House Bill 1801, Baker issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today conducted an informational meeting concerning legislation authored by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) that would, if enacted, protect natural gas royalty owners from unjustified post-production cost deductions. House Bill 1391 is also co-sponsored by Reps. 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 – Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will bring another one of their popular concealed carry seminars to the Pepper Auction Barn in Leroy Township on Tuesday, March 29, from 6-8 p.m.
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.