Blake Saddened at News of Marine’s Death

On August 4, 2011

SCRANTON, August 4, 2011 – – Reflecting, with sadness, on the death of Sgt. Patrick Dolphin, state Sen. John P. Blake today offered sincere condolences to the local Marine’s family and friends. “Staff Sgt. Dolphin is a local hero and I am deeply saddened with this loss. It is when we lose one of our […]

Blake: Marcellus Shale Region Cancer Study is Investment in Health and Future of PA

On July 7, 2011

SCRANTON, July 7, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at Lackawanna College to announce a $75,000 state grant to conduct a health survey in the areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania affected by Marcellus shale drilling operations. The study, which will be conducted by Cancer Institute researchers, […]

Blake: Alarming Budget Cuts Jeopardize Quality of Education and Health Care

On June 28, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 28, 2011 – – Calling the Republican passed $27.15 billion state budget a short-sighted solution that creates bigger problems, state Sen. John P. Blake today criticized the drastic cuts to local school districts, hospitals and other key state investments. The budget, passed by a 30-20 party-line vote, cuts more than $1.1 billion in […]

Blake Applauds Senate Vote Banning Dangerous Bath Salts

On June 15, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 — State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded a Senate concurrence vote on House amendments to Senate Bill 1006, banning the production, use, sale and possession of dangerous bath salts and synthetic marijuana in Pennsylvania. “I commend my colleagues in both chambers of the legislature for their swift action to […]

Blake, Senate Dems Call for Essential Health Care Funding Restorations

On June 15, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today led a host of Senate Democrats and medical professionals in a call to restore the potentially disastrous cuts proposed to Pennsylvania’s medical schools, bioscience investments and regional cancer centers. “As elected officials, we hold many responsibilities to our constituents, none of which […]

Blake Joins Democratic Colleagues to Echo Call to Restore Budget Funds

On June 7, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 7, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today joined a host of Senate Democrats at a Capitol news conference to provide an update on caucus budget priorities and to call for key restorations before the final state budget is enacted. “The cost savings proposals and the essential funding restorations that we […]

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

On June 3, 2011

PECKVILLE, June 3, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today hosted local government officials from every municipality in the 22nd Senatorial District (Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties) to discuss state issues and the prospective local impacts of state budget proposals. “The dialogue today with local municipal officials provided me perspective from different regions […]

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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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