Blake Brings Policy Committee to Marywood for Energy & Job Creation Hearing

On April 13, 2011

HARRISBURG, April 13, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will host a public hearing in Scranton on energy, economic development and job creation initiatives. The hearing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in the Nazareth Student Center at Marywood University. Blake […]

Blake Reflects on 43rd Anniversary of MLK Assassination

On April 4, 2011

HARRISBURG, April 4, 2011 – – On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on a balcony outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, a day after speaking in support of labor rights. Today, on the 43rd anniversary of this tragic event in our nation’s history, […]

Blake: Health Services Can Ill Afford Corbett Budget Cuts

On March 25, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 25, 2011 — At a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Sen. John P. Blake voiced his concerns over Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed cuts to health services and health care delivery. In questioning Acting Health Secretary Dr. Evi Avila, Blake took aim at the proposed elimination of state funding for Scranton’s Commonwealth […]

‘Worst Economic Development Strategy’: Blake Cautions Against Higher Ed Cuts

On March 22, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 22, 2011 – – At the first Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Sen. John P. Blake criticized the proposed budget cuts to Pennsylvania’s higher education institutions. “I look at this budget – particularly our budget for higher education — and I believe it is the worst economic development strategy upon which we […]

Blake: Tuesday Hearing is First Step Toward Smart, Efficient State Government

On March 11, 2011

SCRANTON, March 11, 2011 – – As Democratic Chairman of the newly formed Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, state Sen. John P. Blake today discussed the opportunities and challenges facing the committee as it works toward a more efficient and cost-effective state government. The committee is set to hold its first public hearing on Tuesday, March […]

Blake Lauds Courage, Commitment and Sacrifices of 55th Brigade

On March 10, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 10, 2011 – – On the heels of the announcement that area soldiers from the 55th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard will be deployed to the Middle East for the fifth time since 2001, state Sen. John P. Blake today commended the young men and women for their […]

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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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