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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today cast an affirmative vote on emergency funding legislation that was approved by the state House and sent to the governor. The set of bills approved would ensure certain social service agencies and schools receive critical funding until a compromise state budget plan can be agreed upon.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today announced they will be hosting a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Troy Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall No. 2.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) is encouraging fire companies and volunteer ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania to submit an application for the 2015-16 Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced state funding in the amount of $514,683.20 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for an abandoned mine reclamation project in Hamilton Township, Tioga County.
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will host a Senior Expo featuring more than 75 vendors from federal, state and county agencies; area businesses; and health organizations. Based on past years, the expo is expected to attract up to 1,000 attendees.
HARRISBURG – Senior citizens from across the 68th District, covering Tioga County and portions of Bradford and Potter counties, are invited to a Senior Expo hosted by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. in Wellsboro.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) is inviting area senior citizens to a senior expo he is hosting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. in Wellsboro.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) wants to alert area veterans to a change in the days that his district office in Troy is offering veterans assistance. A service officer will be at the office on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The service was previously offered every fourth Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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