Submitted Article A proposed constitutional amendment to limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly received final legislative approval today and will be put before the voters to decide in the May 18 primary election, said state Sen. Gene Yaw (23rd
Submitted Article Senator Lisa Baker (PA 20th) has issued the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s latest statewide restrictions announced on Thursday afternoon. “There is no question that we must all continue to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our hospitals and healthcare providers are reaching capacity.
Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a news conference on Oct. 22 in Pittsburgh Submitted Article Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the state’s Liquor Control Board to waive liquor license fees through 2021 in an effort to help businesses deal with the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic and business closures.
Submitted Article As medical experts warn that the coronavirus may be here to stay, other are conjecturing there will be more novel viruses coming. Sen. Lisa Baker (PA-20) believes pandemic planning must be a central feature of state policy and has offered a plan to conduct an informed, nonpartisan after
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 approved
Marc to Focus on Standing Up for Working People Across the District submitted article After being nominated by Democrats to run in a special election to fill the term of Republican Tom Marino in PA-12, Penn State cybersecurity and cyberlaw expert Marc Friedenberg thanked the voters of the 12th Congressional
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,
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 to
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. Tina
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.