Blake’s Job-Creating ‘Innovate in PA’ Bill Wins Unanimous Committee Support

On June 20, 2013

HARRISBURG – June 20, 2013 – With the unanimous and bipartisan support of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. John Blake said his bill to create an early stage capital investment program of approximately $175 million is one step closer to becoming reality. Senate Bill 456 would create the “Innovate in Pennsylvania” program and deliver desperately […]

Pension Reform Bill Will Cost PA Taxpayers Additional $40 Billion, Blake Says

On June 19, 2013

HARRISBURG – June 19, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake said Pennsylvania taxpayers will be on the hook for billions if the pension reform bill reported out of the Senate Finance Committee becomes law. Senate Bill 922 was originally heralded as a means to address the unfunded liability of the state’s two retirement funds: the […]

Potential Impact of Medicaid Expansion is Focus of Blake’s Senate Roundtable Discussion

On May 23, 2013

SCRANTON, May 23, 2013 – As Gov. Tom Corbett continues to mull the decision to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today brought together legislators, health care professionals, advocates and experts to discuss the potential impact of Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania. Under the Affordable Care Act, expanding Medicaid would make all adults […]

Sens. Blake, Costa, Hughes, Yudichak to Tour Kane is Able on Thursday

On May 22, 2013

SCRANTON – State Sen. John Blake will join Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vince Hughes, and Sen. John Yudichak at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, for a tour of the distribution hub of Kane is Able, Inc. Blake, Costa, Hughes and Yudichak will get a glimpse of the operations of […]

$ 300 Million Education Common Core Mandate Threatens Graduation

On May 13, 2013

Harrisburg, May 13, 2013 – A new unfunded education mandate now being quietly pursued by the Corbett administration will soon saddle school districts with a $ 300 million expense and threaten graduation for thousands of students across Pennsylvania, Senate Democrats said today at a Capitol news conference.

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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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