HARRISBURG, Jan. 14, 2014 –  Sen. John Blake and Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Capitol to unveil a bill that would expand the state’s new City Revitalization and Improvement Zones.

Lancaster and Bethlehem were selected last month to participate in the inaugural CRIZ program, which is designed to provide significant economic development and a way out for cities struggling with declining property values, job loss and escalating crime.

Many other cities would benefit from the expanded program, the senators contend.

Media coverage is welcomed.

WHAT:          Sens. Judy Schwank and John Blake to hold news conference announcing new CRIZ legislation

WHEN:          1:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Lt. Governor’s Balcony, Main Rotunda, Harrisburg

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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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