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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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Blake Announces Free Webinar on Saving for College

HARRISBURG, September 23, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will partner with the Pennsylvania Treasury to host an informational “Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program” webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. “A college...

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Blake Joins Colleagues to Announce Flood Relief Legislation

HARRISBURG, September 19, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today joined a bipartisan group of state senators to announce a legislative package aimed at helping Pennsylvania residents recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. “The...

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Blake Saddened at News of Marine’s Death

SCRANTON, August 4, 2011 - - Reflecting, with sadness, on the death of Sgt. Patrick Dolphin, state Sen. John P. Blake today offered sincere condolences to the local Marine’s family and friends. “Staff Sgt. Dolphin is a local hero and I am deeply saddened with this...

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Blake Applauds Senate Vote Banning Dangerous Bath Salts

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 -- State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded a Senate concurrence vote on House amendments to Senate Bill 1006, banning the production, use, sale and possession of dangerous bath salts and synthetic marijuana in...

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