HARRISBURG, Nov. 12, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake today was named the Democratic vice-chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee, the legislative panel charged with allocating billions of taxpayer dollars throughout the commonwealth.

Sen. Blake issued the following statement:

“I am deeply humbled to take on this new responsibility of serving as the vice chairman of appropriations for the Senate Democratic caucus, and I am grateful for the confidence of Sen. Jay Costa, the Democratic leader.

“I am committed to supporting our caucus and our Appropriations Committee chairman, Vince Hughes, in every way possible. I am also looking forward to serving in this new capacity and having an effective interface with the Wolf administration.”

Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) served as the committee’s vice-chairman during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Ferlo is retiring after serving three terms in the Senate.

Blake was re-elected to his second term last week as senator for the 22nd Senatorial District, which serves Lackawanna County and portions of Luzerne and Monroe counties.

 

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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