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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Blake, Local Leaders Discuss Potentially Catastrophic Impact of Budget Cuts

MOOSIC, February 17, 2012 – – Taking a short break from Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings currently underway in Harrisburg, state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted municipal and school district officials from the 22nd District for a wide-ranging discussion on the local impacts of the cuts proposed in Governor Corbett’s 2012-2013 budget and other pressing legislative issues.

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