News Releases

Sen. Blake Announces Student Ambassador Program

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today said he is encouraging dedicated high school seniors to apply to become student ambassadors. Blake’s Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for one senior from each of the 17 high schools in the 22nd...

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Sen. Blake’s Statement on Death of Former Gov. Scranton

SCRANTON, July 30, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake issued the following statement following the death Sunday of former Gov. William Scranton Jr.: “Gov. Scranton was one of the most remarkable, distinguished, dedicated and respected public servants ever to call Lackawanna...

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Blake Weighs Good & Bad in State Budget

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2013 – After giving careful consideration to the $ 28.37 billion budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, Sen. John Blake said he voted against the 2013-’14 spending plan. “There are several important line items in the budget that signal good...

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$ 300 Million Education Common Core Mandate Threatens Graduation

Harrisburg, May 13, 2013 – A new unfunded education mandate now being quietly pursued by the Corbett administration will soon saddle school districts with a $ 300 million expense and threaten graduation for thousands of students across Pennsylvania, Senate Democrats said today at a Capitol news conference.

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Sen. Blake Statement on Redistricting Decision

HARRISBURG – May 9, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today issued the following statement on Wednesday’s unanimous state Supreme Court decision upholding the latest redistricting maps: “As I enter my third year in the Pennsylvania Senate, I have been instructed by the...

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