Sens. Blake &Pileggi: Bills to Strengthen Right-to-Know Law Introduced

On February 9, 2015

HARRISBURG – Two bills which will significantly strengthen Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law have been introduced by Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-9), the author of the state’s current law, and Sen. John Blake (D-22), a longtime advocate for increased transparency. “Since the new Open Records Law was enacted in 2008, the public has been given access to tens […]

Sen. Blake Announces $ 292k State Grant to help NEPA Entrepreneurs

On January 13, 2015

SCRANTON, Jan. 13, 2015 – Continuing his work to grow Northeast Pennsylvania’s technology-based economy, Sen. John Blake today announced the award of a $292,500 state grant to help the Scranton-based consortium, TecBridge, further develop the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The investment is from Pennsylvania’s Discovered in PA, Developed in PA – or D2PA grant program. “Entrepreneurs […]

Blake Named Senate Appropriations Committee Vice-Chairman

On November 12, 2014

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 statement: “I am deeply humbled to take on this new responsibility of serving as the vice chairman of […]

Governor’s Approval of Act 47 update a ‘Satisfactory Step’ in the Overhaul of PA’s Municipal Financial Recovery Program

On November 3, 2014

SCRANTON, Nov. 3, 2014 – The governor’s approval of legislation to change how the commonwealth helps local governments in financial distress is a step in the right direction, state Sen. John Blake said today. The governor signed House Bill 1773 into law Friday. The measure amends PA’s Municipal Financial Recovery Act, which is better known […]

Sen. Blake Seeking NEPA Student for Valley Forge Military Academy Opportunity

On October 27, 2014

SCRANTON, Oct. 28, 2014 — State Sen. John Blake is once again looking for a student from his 22nd Senatorial District to be his appointee to the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia. “Valley Forge Military Academy & College is an 86-year-old institution that prides itself on academic excellence and character development […]

Sen. Blake Says Bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus to Hold Field Hearing

On October 23, 2014

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake will participate in a special field hearing at 10 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 24, in Harrisburg that will explore career and technical education in relation to the development of a skilled workforce. Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, U.S. Rep. Glenn […]

Military Commission’s Codification Means Ongoing Defense of PA’s Defense Industry, Sen. Blake Says

On October 23, 2014

SCRANTON, Oct. 23, 2014 – The commonwealth’s decision to cement in law the ongoing work of its Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission will mean perpetual vigilance for the state’s multi-billion dollar defense industry and the tens-of-thousands of hardworking men and women who work at its installations, state Sen. John Blake said today. The governor codified […]

CFA Awards $ 2.25 Million to Sen. Blake’s 22nd District

On October 21, 2014

SCRANTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake’s advocacy helped secure $385,000 for a flood mitigation project in Jermyn Borough and nearly half a million dollars from the commonwealth to continue the remediation of the Old Forge borehole.

Act 89 Investments Improving NEPA Transportation Systems, Sen. Blake Tells Committee

On September 25, 2014

SCRANTON, Sept. 25, 2014 – New state investments in Northeast Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure will deliver smoother roads, better bridges and promise to positively impact future generations, Sen. John Blake today told a panel of lawmakers at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. “Sixteen road repaving projects are underway or have been completed in Lackawanna and Luzerne […]

Sen. Blake Joins Senate in Unanimously Approving Changes to PA’s RTK Law

On September 24, 2014

HARRISBURG, Sept. 24, 2014 – Sen. John Blake today applauded the passage of legislation that would make significant reforms to Pennsylvania’s open records law. Sen. Blake stewarded the discussions with the four state-related universities – Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln – and crafted the amendment to Senate Bill 444 to bring the schools under […]

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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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