Pennsylvania Senate Democrats Discuss Plan to Address Distressed Cities

On December 18, 2012

Harrisburg, December 18, 2012 – Acknowledging the escalating problems in economically-challenged communities across the state, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats today discussed their plans to address a wide range of problems impacting aging and distressed cities. The “Growth, Progress & Sustainability” or GPS plan focuses on developing new policies that foster cooperation while addressing and strengthening the core […]

Blake to Host Economy, Education Summit on Monday

On November 30, 2012

SCRANTON, November 30, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake will host numerous legislators, school officials, business and labor leaders from across the region for a discussion about the economic impact of career focused education at his first E2 Summit. The E2 Summit will take place on Monday, December 3 from 8 a.m. until noon […]

PaHousingSearch.com is Available to Help People Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

On October 31, 2012

As wind and rain from the hurricane batter the state, landlords are urged to list available rental units on this statewide service to quickly help identify housing for disaster victims HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians who may be displaced from their homes due to damage from Hurricane Sandy are reminded that an online housing locator is available […]

Blake to Host Economy, Education Summit

On October 26, 2012

SCRANTON, October 26, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake will host numerous legislators, school officials, business and labor leaders from across the region for a discussion about the economic impact of career focused education at his first E2 Summit. The E2 Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 30 from 8 a.m. until noon […]

Blake Announces $ 9.7M Low-Interest Loan for Abington Sewer Project

On October 23, 2012

HARRISBURG, October 23, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that a $9.73 million low-interest loan to completely overhaul and upgrade the aging Abington wastewater treatment plant has been approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “This project is both environmentally and economically important for the residents in the Abington area,” […]

Blake Encouraged by Voter ID Ruling, Decries Costs to Taxpayers

On October 2, 2012

HARRISBURG, October 2, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) issued the following statement in response to today’s Commonwealth Court ruling on the Voter ID law. “It is encouraging that Judge Robert Simpson’s ruling effectively postpones the ill effects of a misguided and improperly motivated Voter ID law, but it is still not the endgame.

Blake Applauds Creation of Commission to Protect PA Military Installations

On September 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, September 17, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the creation of the new Pennsylvania Military Community Protection Commission, which will better position Pennsylvania to protect its military installations as the Pentagon and various military services consider additional rounds of Base Realignment and Closure Commissions (BRAC). Blake, co-chairman of the Legislative […]

Blake, Local Officials Schedule Free Voter ID Informational Seminar

On August 20, 2012

ARCHBALD, August 20, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will partner with state Rep. Ed Staback (D-Lackawanna/Wayne) and other local officials to host a free informational seminar tomorrow on the much-maligned Voter ID law. The informational seminar is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Valley […]

Blake Says Voter ID Ruling Flawed, Hopeful for Successful Appeal

On August 15, 2012

SCRANTON, August 15, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today expressed disappointment and concern over a Commonwealth Court ruling that denied a temporary injunction on Pennsylvania’s partisan-driven Voter ID law. “Since the Voter ID bill was first proposed by state Republican leaders, I have been skeptical of the bill’s motives and deeply concerned […]

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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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