Christina Baker

Christina Baker

Christina Baker is a summer intern for the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association. Follow her on Twitter @christy_bakery.

A bill regulating herbal stimulant kratom looked different after a Pa. House panel got done with it

By: - June 15, 2022

Among other changes, the House Health Committee amended it to lower the purchasing age from 21 to 18 years old.

A ‘tidal wave’ in psychology: Advocates call on lawmakers to approve psilocybin treatment

By: - June 12, 2022

A bill is now before a Pa. House committee, but its prospects appear uncertain.

Report: Chesapeake Bay’s health making gains; Pa. still needs to meet its clean-up commitments

By: - June 8, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay’s health has slightly improved but still falls short of meeting government commitments, especially in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators Association and the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services held a news conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol rotunda on Monday, 6/6/22 to mark Child Welfare Professionals Awareness Week and Child Welfare Providers (Capitsl-Star photo by Christina Baker).

Advocates, families rally for child welfare workers

By: - June 6, 2022

In 2016, Rosemary Laroe got a call that her grandchildren had been removed from their parents’ care in Philadelphia.  Jordan Laroe, one of the children, was 11 years old at the time.  “I was a truant, I was homeless, and squatting in a random house with [my parents],” Laroe said. “I may have nothing good […]