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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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Sen. Blake, Rep. Flynn Announce Financial Watch Status Designation for Scranton SD

SCRANTON, June 23, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and State Rep. Marty Flynn today announced that the Scranton School District has been designated in Financial Watch Status by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The legislators were joined at a news conference in Scranton earlier today by Scranton…
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Sen. Blake: New Pension Reform Law Only Starts Correction

HARRISBURG, June 12, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the state pension systems reform contained in Senate Bill 1 that was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon. “I commend my colleagues in the legislature and Governor Wolf for the bipartisan work…
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Sen. Blake, Rep. Carroll Break Ground on $11.3 Million Senior Housing Complex in Moscow

MOSCOW, June 9, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and state Rep. Mike Carroll today joined a group of local officials and business leaders to break ground on the $11.3 million Academy II Senior Housing project in Moscow. The Academy II Senior Housing complex will feature 48 units and…
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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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May 10, 2017: Senator Blake welcomed one of our Lackawanna County hometown heroes, Staff Sgt. Earl Granville, to the state Capitol. June 9, 2017: Senator Blake joins a number of local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the $11.3 million Academy II Senior Housing project in Moscow. June 9, 2017: Senator Blake joins a number of local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the $11.3 million Academy II Senior Housing project in Moscow. June 2, 2017: Senator Blake welcomed Governor Tom Wolf back to Lackawanna County to tour Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and to discuss the company's important role in our local economy and their presence in the global food services market.

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