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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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Blake: Senate Shale Fee Bill Sells Pennsylvania Citizens Short

HARRISBURG, November 15, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today decried the virtual party-line passage of legislation that would assess a minimal impact fee on gas drillers. Blake noted that his opposition to SB 1100 “was not only because of what it does, but because of what it fails to do”.

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Senate Democrats Roll Out Billion Dollar Job Creation Plan

HARRISBURG – September 26 – State Senate Democrats today unveiled their revised job creation plan, called “PA Works Now,” which they claim would create 80,000 new jobs and leverage billions in private investment to generate jobs and economic activity.  State Senate...

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