Senate Dems Express Grave Concerns About Pension Reform Bill

On May 13, 2015

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 itself raised red flags about the expedited legislative schedule, which rendered them […]

Blake Discusses Community Diversity at Inclusion Initiative Summit

On April 27, 2015

SCRANTON, April 27, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined local business and nonprofit leaders at Marywood University for his first Inclusion Initiative Summit. The Inclusion Initiative Summit presented an opportunity for local business, nonprofit and community leaders to openly discuss the changing demographics in northeastern Pennsylvania and begin to forge a plan […]

Blake Set to Host First Inclusion Initiative Summit Monday at Marywood

On April 24, 2015

SCRANTON, April 24, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will host his first “Inclusion Initiative Summit” on Monday afternoon at Marywood University. “With growing minority populations in the City of Scranton and all throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, we need to begin to understand and to embrace diverse cultures from around the […]

Blake Joins Legislative, Military Leaders at Inaugural Commission Meeting

On April 16, 2015

CARLISLE, April 16, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined legislative and military leaders from across Pennsylvania to discuss the economic importance of Pennsylvania’s military operations at the inaugural meeting of the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC). The 17-member commission, which was formally established through Act 161 of last year, is tasked […]

Wolf Budget Offers PA Restoration, Hard Choices, Sen. Blake Says

On March 3, 2015

HARRISBURG, March 3, 2015 – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s just-proposed $29.8 billion budget for 2015-2016, state Sen. John Blake said he is looking forward to studying the details of the newly elected Democrat’s proposal. “For four years, failed leadership in this state had us falling behind as our neighboring states invested in education […]

Budget Briefing

On March 1, 2015

 
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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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