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Blake to Host Economy, Education Summit

SCRANTON, October 26, 2012 - - State Sen. John Blake will host numerous legislators, school officials, business and labor leaders from across the region for a discussion about the economic impact of career focused education at his first E2 Summit. The E2 Summit will...

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Blake Encouraged by Voter ID Ruling, Decries Costs to Taxpayers

HARRISBURG, October 2, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) issued the following statement in response to today’s Commonwealth Court ruling on the Voter ID law. “It is encouraging that Judge Robert Simpson’s ruling effectively postpones the ill effects of a misguided and improperly motivated Voter ID law, but it is still not the endgame.

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Blake Says Voter ID Ruling Flawed, Hopeful for Successful Appeal

SCRANTON, August 15, 2012 - - State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today expressed disappointment and concern over a Commonwealth Court ruling that denied a temporary injunction on Pennsylvania’s partisan-driven Voter ID law. “Since the Voter ID bill...

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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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