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SB76: The Rest of the Story

With respect and high regard for my colleagues in the State Senate and for the Pennsylvania taxpayers who support Senate Bill 76 (SB76), the so-called “Property Tax Independence Act,” I want to outline here some lesser-known and certainly less-heralded aspects of this legislation which informed my judgment and my recent vote on it. Click Here to Learn More

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Blake Announces Winners of Student Ambassador Competition

SCRANTON, May 24, 2017 – State Senator John Blake recently hosted 22 high school seniors from 19 local school districts for a legislative competition at the University of Scranton as the final event of the 2017 Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors from schools across the 22nd Senatorial District were…
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Blake Announces $175K in PennDOT Grants for Two Local Traffic Signal Projects

SCRANTON, May 11, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that two projects in the City of Scranton and Clarks Green Borough have received Green Light-Go grant funding. The two local projects were among the 94 municipalities that will receive $33 million to support the costs of upgrading…
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Blake, Bipartisan Coalition Discuss Municipal Debt Reform Legislation

HARRISBURG, May 10, 2017 -- State Senator John Blake (D-22) today joined a bipartisan group of legislators that included Senators Mike Folmer (R-48), John Eichelberger (R-30) and John DiSanto (R-15) and State Representatives Francis Ryan (R-101) and Patty Kim (D-103) to highlight a bipartisan municipal debt reform package to address financial…
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Blake Announces Nearly $5 Million State Funding for Local Projects

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $5 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The funding, approved earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), includes over $2.7 million in grants to projects…
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Blake Discusses State Budget, Legislative Priorities at Annual Legislative Breakfast

SCRANTON, February 24, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake today hosted over 100 local and municipal officials at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Scranton for his seventh annual legislative breakfast. The wide-ranging discussion focused mostly on the $32.3 billion state budget proposed by Governor Tom Wolf earlier this…
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April 22, 2017: Senator Blake spent the day with his Student Ambassadors in Scranton at Lackawanna College, the Lackawanna County Courthouse and the Scranton Cultural Center. April 22, 2017: Senator Blake spent the day with his Student Ambassadors in Scranton at Lackawanna College, the Lackawanna County Courthouse and the Scranton Cultural Center. April 22, 2017: Senator Blake spent the day with his Student Ambassadors in Scranton at Lackawanna College, the Lackawanna County Courthouse and the Scranton Cultural Center. April 28, 2017: Senator Blake read to some of the bright young students benefitting from state Pre-K investments at the West Scranton Head Start.

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