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Blake: GOP Budget Ignores Priorities of PA Taxpayers

HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the party-line passage of the Republican-crafted 2015-16 state budget: “The budget that was forced to Governor Wolf’s desk by members of...

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Senate Dems Express Grave Concerns About Pension Reform Bill

HARRISBURG – May 13, 2015 – A leading group of Senate Democrats today wrote to the Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC) to express grave concerns about the process surrounding Senate Bill 1, a massive overhaul of the pension system for public employees. PERC...

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Blake Named Senate Appropriations Committee Vice-Chairman

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...

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