Sen. Blake Announces Student Ambassador Program

On October 18, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today said he is encouraging dedicated high school seniors to apply to become student ambassadors. Blake’s Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for one senior from each of the 17 high schools in the 22nd Senatorial District to learn about citizenship, public service and state lawmaking. […]

Blake Says Property Tax Reform is Necessary but IFO’s Property Tax Reform Report Shows Much More Work to Do

On October 15, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement following a public hearing this morning on Senate Bill 76 and House Bill 76, legislation that would replace the current property tax system with increases in the personal and sales taxes: “After listening to […]

Experts, Analysts Weigh-in on Comprehensive Senate Democratic Plan to Grow Jobs, Spark Economic Development, Help Veterans

On October 8, 2013

SCRANTON, Oct. 8, 2013 – Venture capitalists, public policy experts and economic development analysts today debated the strategic elements of the Senate Democratic plan to grow jobs and foster business creation and expansion in Pennsylvania. Called “PA Works,” the Senate Democratic strategy is a multi-faceted approach that includes dozens of proposals and incorporates Sen. John […]

Blake, Boscola, Senate Committee to Discuss Job Creation, Economic Development, Veterans Help During Scranton Roundtable

On October 3, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3, 2013 – The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will bring together venture capitalists, public policy experts, Scranton officials and economic development analysts at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the University of Scranton for an in-depth discussion about turning around Pennsylvania’s economy. [frame align=”right”][/frame]The two-hour long event, at the request of Sen. John […]

With Affordable Care Act’s Arrival, Sen. Blake Offers Tips, Advice, Reminders for 22nd Senatorial District Residents

On October 1, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1, 2013 – The new federal health care insurance plan providing low-cost coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and more than 500,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians opened its doors today, Sen. John Blake said, as it began accepting applications for enrollment. “Many have fostered fear and confusion about the Affordable Care Act even before its […]

Blake, Caucus Appointees Herald Anniversary of Commission Fighting Military Installation Closings

On September 17, 2013

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake and the caucus leaders who have led a group dedicated to sustaining the value, the workforce and the economic impact of Pennsylvania’s military installations today marked the one-year anniversary of the panel’s creation. The Pennsylvania Military Community Protection Commission, which came to being one year ago […]

Sen. Blake Hears Pros, Cons of Bills to Improve State Oversight of Muni Financial Deals

On September 9, 2013

HARRISBURG, Sept. 9, 2013 – Officials representing school districts, associations, public finance firms and the City of Philadelphia pressed state Sen. John Blake and members of the Senate Local Government Committee today to tread carefully on legislation designed to better safeguard local governments venturing into complicated financial deals with taxpayer dollars. The hearing followed similar […]

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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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