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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 Selected for Senate Democratic Leadership Post

HARRISBURG, December 8, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today was named to the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership team for the upcoming 2017-18 legislative session. Blake was selected to serve in the role of Caucus Administrator which will allow him to work closely with Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa…
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Blake Announces $ 1.2 Million in Multimodal Grant Funding for District Projects

HARRISBURG, December 6, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that three Lackawanna County projects will receive $1.2 million in grant funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. The funding, approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), is slated for projects at Keystone College,…
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Blake Annouces $ 1 Million State Grant for Scranton Counseling Center Relocation

SCRANTON, November 23, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the announcement of a $1 million state grant for a project that will relocate the Scranton Counseling Center and open up prime space in downtown Scranton for new development. The $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding,…
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Blake Applauds $ 1.5 Million RACP for Life Sciences Business Park in Mayfield

SCRANTON, October 28, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the announcement of a $1.5 million state grant for the development of a Life Sciences Business Park in Mayfield Borough. The $1.5 million grant, awarded to the NorthEast Environmental Technology Center Associates through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program…
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Blake, Gov. Wolf Announce $ 3 Million State Investment in Lackawanna College

Scranton, PA, October 1, 2016 – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Senator John Blake to announce a $3 million state grant to aid in the redevelopment of vacant buildings in downtown Scranton into multi-use classroom and laboratory space at Lackawanna College. Once construction is complete, the six-story, 95,300 square-foot structure…
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DCED Sec. Dennis Davin, Sen. Blake, Scranton Chamber of Commerce president Bob Durkin and others begin a walking tour of downtown Scranton. Sen. Blake, DCED Sec. Davin and a group of local business leaders tour Leahy Hall at the University of Scranton. Lackawanna College president Mark Volk explains the college's plans for the 400 block of Adams Avenue in downtown Scranton with Sen. Blake and DCED Sec. Davin. Developer Charles Jefferson discusses downtown residential living with Sen. Blake, DCED Sec. Davin and Scranton Chamber of Commerce president Bob Durkin.

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