House Health Committee chairman working to resolve growing drug epidemic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.