News Releases

Sen. Blake: ‘19-‘20 Budget Invests and Balances

HARRISBURG, June 27, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of a $34 billion state budget for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year.  “For all the positives on which we were able to reach...

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Blake Announces Winners of Student Ambassador Competition

SCRANTON, June 6, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and state Rep. Kyle Mullins (D-112) today announced a $100,000 grant to repair the historical roof at Angeli Hall on the campus of Lackawanna College. The grant funding was awarded through...

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NEIU 19 receives grant for certifying high school coaches

HARRISBURG, March 26, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced $1.45 million in state grants for five projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The grant funding was approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth...

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Blake Announces $191,895 Grant for Carbondale YMCA

HARRISBURG, February 28, 2019 –  State Sen. John  Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will join Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland) and state Reps. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Mark Longietti (D-Mercer) as co-chairs for...

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Blake: Budget Prioritizes Education, Career Readiness

HARRISBURG, March 26, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced over $2.8 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout Lackawanna County. The funding was approved...

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Blake Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule

HARRISBURG, February 5, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $34.1 billion state budget: “I applaud Governor Wolf for his continued dedication to the issues and...

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Blake Announces $175K in PAsmart Grants for 5 Area Schools

THROOP, February 4, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today held his first Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Event at Throop Civic Center where his staff assisted a number of residents in applying for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate...

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Blake Sworn In to Third Term in State Senate

SCRANTON, June 6, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and state Rep. Kyle Mullins (D-112) today announced a $100,000 grant to repair the historical roof at Angeli Hall on the campus of Lackawanna College. The grant funding was awarded through...

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