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06/23/2015
HARRISBURG – In another effort to protect owners of natural gas royalty leases, Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Potter/Tioga), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today said legislation is being reintroduced in the form of House Bill 1391 to guard natural gas royalty owners from unjustified post-production cost deductions.
06/10/2015
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) said it was announced this week that more than $19.8 million in impact fees from Act 13 are coming back to the counties and municipalities that make up the 68th Legislative District.
05/21/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that $443,800 in tax credits has been awarded for the rehabilitation of four apartment buildings in Mansfield.
05/12/2015
HARRISBURG – In order to protect Pennsylvania citizens from unscrupulous individuals posing as physicians, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has introduced legislation approved by the state House to increase penalties for those who impersonate a doctor and treat patients.
05/12/2015
Last year, nearly seven Pennsylvanians died each and every day as the result of a drug overdose, according to a report by the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association. That’s right, nearly seven a day! As chairman of the House Health Committee, I have made it one of my personal missions to work to reduce incidents of drug overdose deaths in the Commonwealth.
05/08/2015
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, is co-hosting a briefing with Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) on “Rural Health in Pennsylvania: Issues and Perspectives” from the Office of Rural Health.
05/06/2015
HARRISBURG – In an effort to ensure taxpayer dollars are preserved for those individuals who truly are in need of assistance, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has once again authored legislation approved by the House that would require parents with access to health benefits to enroll their children in their own health plan before seeking Medical Assistance (MA).
04/28/2015
WHAT: Reps. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, and Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a combined hearing on what the impact has been on other states that have legalized the use of medical cannabis.
04/22/2015
HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the death of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, the Pennsylvania state House approved my House resolution commemorating the date and acknowledging Lincoln’s distinguished life of public service and indelible leadership during an era of great national crisis.
04/21/2015
By Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter)
04/17/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) was recently recognized for his efforts in tackling the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic sweeping the nation with an award from the Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators (PACDAA) for his work on legislation signed into law that creates an enhanced prescription drug monitoring program in Pennsylvania.
04/17/2015
Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) had the pleasure of meeting with Mansfield University students to gain their insights about their educational experience during State System Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 15.
04/17/2015
WHAT: Reps. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), chairman of the House Insurance Committee, are holding a joint informational hearing to get a better understanding of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on pharmaceutical manufacturers and companies.
04/07/2015
WHAT: Reps. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, and Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a combined hearing on the practical implications of legalizing medical cannabis in Pennsylvania and its impact on the law enforcement community.
03/23/2015
HARRISBURG – To help preserve and protect the history of Bradford County for generations to come, Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that a $4,000 state grant has been awarded to the Bradford County Historical Society.