Blake’s Veterans Pension Bills Win Senate Approval

On December 11, 2013

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11, 2013 – Legislation introduced by state Sen. John Blake to help veterans who are employed by the City of Scranton more quickly participate in its pension program have won the Senate’s approval. Senate Bill 703 amends the Scranton Police and Firemen’s Pension Law and Senate Bill 704 changes the Scranton City Employee […]

Careers, Education Focal Points of Sen. Blake’s 2nd ‘E2 Summit’

On November 21, 2013

SCRANTON, Nov. 20, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today continued his work with parents, education leaders, labor leaders, business executives and fellow lawmakers to find effective solutions to advance career-focused education for K-12 public school students, and close the worker skills gap that continues to trouble the business community in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Blake’s second […]

Clean Up of Lackawanna River Begins With $1 Million State Investment, Blake Says

On November 21, 2013

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna), Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) and Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna) today announced a historically significant $1 million investment by the commonwealth to begin the cleanup of the Lackawanna River. The outlay, approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under Act 13 of 2012, means Susquehanna Mining […]

Valley Forge Military College Appointment Available, Sen. Blake Announces

On November 8, 2013

HARRISBURG, Nov. 8, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake announced today he is looking for an appointee to the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia. Valley Forge Military Academy & College partners with Sen. Blake and other Pennsylvania lawmakers to award one appointment from each legislative district to the two-year military academy in […]

Senate Democrats’ Small Games Plan Now Backed by Governor

On October 24, 2013

Harrisburg – October 24, 2013 – State Senate Democrats said today they were pleased that Gov. Tom Corbett has now signaled his approval of their plan to direct revenues generated from small games of chance in taverns to the Lottery Fund. The Democratic plan would bolster lottery programs and create a potential funding source for a property tax freeze benefitting seniors.

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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