Senate Democrats Applaud Attorney General Kane’s Decision on Lottery

On February 14, 2013

Harrisburg, February 14, 2013 – State Senate Democrats applauded Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to reject the Corbett Administration’s plan to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a U.K.-based company Camelot Global Services. “The Attorney General made a proper decision,” Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said. “Pennsylvania seniors and all Pennsylvania residents can rest […]

Costa, Blake to Gov: Let Lottery Implement AFSCME Approach to Raise Profit

On February 11, 2013

Harrisburg, February 11, 2013 – State Sens. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) said that instead of outsourcing the Pennsylvania Lottery’s operations to a U.K. company, Camelot Global Services, the governor should allow the Lottery to implement AFSCME’s recommendations to raise new revenue. “Instead of privatizing the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery, the governor […]

Blake: Smoke and Mirrors Budget Proposal Fails on Job Growth

On February 5, 2013

HARRISBURG, February 5, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Gov. Corbett’s proposed $28.4 billion budget. “Today the Governor expressed optimism for our state but there was little in his budget – or in his policy priorities – to convey confidence or optimism to the people of Pennsylvania”. “We should be […]

Blake: Lackawanna and Monroe County Projects to Receive Over $3M in Grants

On January 29, 2013

HARRISBURG, January 29, 2013 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced state grants totaling over $3 million for 14 projects located throughout Lackawanna and Monroe Counties. “The Local Share gaming funds continue to provide a much-needed revenue stream for projects that improve our quality of life, enhance public safety, encourage economic development and […]

Blake: Lottery Privatization Decision Mishandled by Administration

On January 14, 2013

HARRISBURG, January 14, 2013 – – State Sen. John Blake, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement that Gov. Corbett has issued notice to accept a bid to privatize the operations of the Pennsylvania State Lottery system: “It is difficult day for Pennsylvania workers, small businesses and taxpayers […]

Blake Forum Focuses on Emerging Bioscience Industry in Pennsylvania

On January 7, 2013

SCRANTON, January 7, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted more than 150 local residents, officials and stakeholders from around the region at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) for a discussion about Pennsylvania’s emerging bioscience industry. Blake’s Bioscience Forum included presentations and discussions on how to enhance Pennsylvania’s competitiveness in the bioscience industry and […]

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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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