Blake Applauds Law Protecting Student Athletes

On June 7, 2012

HARRISBURG, June 7, 2012 – – Pennsylvania now has a new law to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest, according to state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe). House Bill 1610, signed into law last week, requires that children showing the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest – fainting, shortness of breath, chest pains, dizziness, racing heart […]

Senate Democrats Unveil Infrastructure Investment Plan in Luzerne County

On June 1, 2012

WILKES-BARRE, June 1, 2012 – – Northeastern Pennsylvania state Sens. John Yudichak and John Blake today welcomed Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chairman Vince Hughes (D-Philadelphia) to the site of a stalled construction project in Luzerne County to announce the details of a $2.8 billion plan that would upgrade Pennsylvania’s […]

Democratic Policy Committee Discusses Human Service Funding with Area Providers

On May 16, 2012

SCRANTON, May 16, 2012 – – Members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today met area human service providers at Lackawanna College to discuss current public policy issues and the adverse effect a proposed 20 percent state funding reduction would have on the people they serve. Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chair Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) said […]

Blake Optimistic for an Improved Spending Plan

On May 9, 2012

HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today said passage in the Senate of a $27.6 billion state budget makes significant funding restorations to higher education, basic education and human service programs and is an important step forward to improve the state’s spending plan over that which was presented by Governor […]

Senate, House Democrats Denounce Asset Test on SNAP Recipients

On May 1, 2012

HARRISBURG, May 1, 2012 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House, today denounced the reinstatement of an asset test on Pennsylvania’s 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Under the Corbett administration’s plan, starting today any SNAP recipient under the age of 60 who has more […]

Blake Reminds Local Students, Families about Upcoming FAFSA Deadline

On April 16, 2012

SCRANTON, April 16, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today reminded college-bound students and their families that the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming school year is May 1. “As we begin the final months of state budget negotiations, the legislature must negotiate a spending […]

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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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