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Blake Applauds Law Protecting Student Athletes

HARRISBURG, June 7, 2012 - - Pennsylvania now has a new law to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest, according to state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe). House Bill 1610, signed into law last week, requires that children showing the...

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Blake Optimistic for an Improved Spending Plan

HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 - - State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today said passage in the Senate of a $27.6 billion state budget makes significant funding restorations to higher education, basic education and human service programs and is an important...

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Senate, House Democrats Denounce Asset Test on SNAP Recipients

HARRISBURG, May 1, 2012 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House, today denounced the reinstatement of an asset test on Pennsylvania’s 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Under the...

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Blake: Voter ID Law is Affront to Seniors, County Workers

SCRANTON, March 16, 2012 - - Calling it another example of self-interest, party politics infecting governance and public policy, state Senator John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today commented on the Republican Voter ID bill signed into law by Governor Corbett...

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