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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