Sen. Blake Statement on Redistricting Decision

On May 9, 2013

HARRISBURG – May 9, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today issued the following statement on Wednesday’s unanimous state Supreme Court decision upholding the latest redistricting maps: “As I enter my third year in the Pennsylvania Senate, I have been instructed by the Supreme Court that I will represent a modified 22nd District. “I want […]

Lawmakers Announce Plan for Improved Oversight of Municipal Financial Deals

On May 8, 2013

HARRISBURG, May 8, 2013 — As municipalities across the state struggle to clear debts caused by risky borrowing, four state lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan package of bills that would help provide better state oversight of municipal financing deals.

Senate Democrats Seek Job Creation, Education, Safety Net Dollars in Budget Discussions

On April 17, 2013

Harrisburg, April 17, 2013 – Senate Democrats’ 2013-14 budget priorities are heavily weighted toward job creation, education investments, strengthening the social-services safety net, modernizing liquor sales and refocusing Pennsylvania’s business tax menu to help small businesses, they announced today at a Capitol news conference. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said that Senate Democrats will go […]

Blake Tells Conference on Aging Legislature Needs to Do More for Seniors

On April 11, 2013

SCRANTON, April 11, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today said it is important that the Corbett administration and members of the General Assembly adopt the mission of an annual conference on aging and provide more – and better – services for Pennsylvania’s senior citizen population. The 2013 Northeastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference on Aging is […]

Sen. Blake to Address Annual Conference on Aging at U. of Scranton

On April 10, 2013

SCRANTON – State Sen. John Blake will address the third annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference on Aging on Thursday, April 11, at the University of Scranton. Blake is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center. The conference is being hosted by the university and The Commonwealth Medical College. Media […]

Blake Says Lottery Can Improve and Succeed Under Existing Management

On February 26, 2013

HARRISBURG, February 26, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), Democratic Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, today questioned the merits of privatizing management of the state’s 41-year-old Lottery. “It is clear from today’s Appropriations Committee hearing that the administration believes that handing management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to Camelot Global Services is the best way […]

Blake, Local Officials Talk Budget, State Issues at Legislative Breakfast

On February 14, 2013

CLARKS SUMMIT, February 14, 2013 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted nearly 100 elected and appointed local officials from around the 22nd Senatorial District at his 3rd annual legislative breakfast at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit. “During my campaign for Senate, I made a pledge to be accessible to citizens of […]

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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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