Sen. Blake’s Statement on Death of Former Gov. Scranton

On July 30, 2013

SCRANTON, July 30, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake issued the following statement following the death Sunday of former Gov. William Scranton Jr.: “Gov. Scranton was one of the most remarkable, distinguished, dedicated and respected public servants ever to call Lackawanna County home. “I have long had deep admiration for him and I always welcomed […]

Sen. Blake, Rep. Carroll Break Ground on $42M Highway Construction Project

On July 10, 2013

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP – State Sen. John Blake and Rep. Mike Carroll today heralded the start of a $42 million highway project near the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport that will improve traffic safety and lead to new economic development opportunities for the region. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and Carroll (D-Luzerne/Monroe) joined PennDOT and other state and local officials […]

Sen. Blake, Rep. Carroll to Join PennDOT in Announcing $42M Airport Project

On July 9, 2013

SCRANTON – State Sen. John Blake and Rep. Mike Carroll will join the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport for a groundbreaking ceremony on a vital new construction project. The $42 million project will include new on- and off-ramps along Exit 178 of I-81, a […]

Senator Blake on Innovate PA

On July 3, 2013

 

Senate Democrats: New Economic Development Plan Excludes Certain Municipalities

On July 1, 2013

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2013 — Senate Democrats today decried a Senate Republican-led measure to deprive municipalities of a unique opportunity to drive local investment and revitalize underdeveloped areas. A proposal that was amended into the Tax Code bill associated with the 2013-‘14 state budget (House Bill 465) authorizes City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) for […]

Blake Weighs Good & Bad in State Budget

On July 1, 2013

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2013 – After giving careful consideration to the $ 28.37 billion budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, Sen. John Blake said he voted against the 2013-’14 spending plan. “There are several important line items in the budget that signal good news to Pennsylvanians but they are outweighed by investments that are […]

Blake, Eichelberger Taxpayer Protection Bills Clear Committee

On June 26, 2013

HARRISBURG, June 26, 2013 – Legislation to protect Pennsylvania’s taxpayers from irresponsible financial transactions by local governments or their related municipal authorities moved one step closer to becoming law today. Sens. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-Bedford/Blair/Huntingdon/Fulton/Mifflin) today had two bills of a four-bill municipal debt reform package pass the Senate Local […]

Blake, Farina Applaud AAA Girls’ State Softball Champs: Valley View HS

On June 25, 2013

HARRISBURG – June 25, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake and Rep. Frank Farina today congratulated Pennsylvania’s newly crowned AAA girls’ softball champions: the undefeated Valley View High School from Lackawanna County. The victors, led by Head Coach E.J. Weston, returned to the state championship one year after a heartbreaking loss in the deciding game […]

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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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