Submitted Article Senator Lisa Baker, District 20, voted “yes” on Senate Bill 113 https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2019&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=113, which closes a serious loophole in Pennsylvania’s pension forfeiture law and provides that the pension systems be informed when such cases produce a conviction or plea.  Here is her statement: “Pennsylvania’s pension forfeiture law was approvedContinue Reading

Submitted Article The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today held a voting meeting to consider legislation regarding medication synchronization. As one of the first standing House committees to hold a voting meeting for the 2019-20 legislative session, the House Insurance Committee unanimously passed House Bill 195,Continue Reading

Submitted Article For state Senator Lisa Baker, a new term in office and a new legislative session bring the opportunity and responsibility of a new committee chairmanship – the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This is an important and consequential committee, with broad jurisdiction and a high number of bills referred toContinue Reading

State Rep. Tina Pickett chairs an Insurance Committee meeting at the Pennsylvania Capitol. Pickett will continue her service as chairperson of the House Insurance Committee in the 2019-20 legislative session. Submitted Article Working to ensure that Pennsylvania’s insurance laws are protecting consumers in a fair and equitable fashion, Rep. TinaContinue Reading

Submitted Article State Rep. Karen Boback (Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) has been appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2019-20 session. It is the first chairmanship for Boback, who was sworn-in Tuesday to begin her seventh term in office.Continue Reading

Submitted Article The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), is currently holding a voting meeting to consider Senate Bill 1003, which would require reimbursement for emergency medical services (EMS) by prohibiting a managed care plan from denying a claim solely because the patient/enrollee was not transported orContinue Reading

Representing a variety of state agencies at the Cabinet in Your Community discussion at the Keystone Theatre on July 25 were (above, from left) Department of Agriculture secretary Russell Redding, acting state police commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, drug and alcohol secretary Jennifer Smith, Northeast/Central Office of the Governor directorContinue Reading