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Sens. Blake, Reschenthaler Unveil Economic Development, Clean Energy Initiative

HARRISBURG, January 31, 2017 – State Sens. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny/Washington) today joined a diverse group of stakeholders from the business, labor and environmental communities to unveil their bipartisan legislation that would generate significant economic development, create jobs and enhance Pennsylvania’s clean energy portfolio.

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Blake: SCI Waymart Operations, Jobs Spared from Closure

HARRISBURG, January 26, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the news that the Department of Corrections will not be closing the State Correctional Institute at Waymart and two other NEPA prisons.

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Blake Resolution Designates “Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week”

HARRISBURG, January 24, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that his Senate Resolution designating the week of February 26 through March 4, 2017 as “Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the...

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Blake Selected to Chair Two Senate Committees in 2017-18 Session

SCRANTON, January 20, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will serve as the Democratic Chairman for both the Senate Finance and Local Government Committees in the 2017-18 legislative session. Blake, who was also recently...

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Senate Democrats Question State Prison Closings

HARRISBURG – Jan. 18, 2016 – Opposed to the potential closure of correctional institutions across Pennsylvania, Sens. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny), John Blake (D-Lackawanna) and John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) have spearheaded local meetings to examine the impact of facility...

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Blake Announces Online Petition to Save SCI Waymart

CARBONDALE, January 17, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he has started an online petition on his website to save the operations at SCI Waymart, which is one of five state prisons being considered for closure. The...

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Blake Vows to Fight Potential Closure of SCI Waymart

SCRANTON, January 6, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections of the potential closure of two state prisons – including SCI Waymart....

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Blake: RACP Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

SCRANTON, January 5, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that applications for the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) are now being accepted.  RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the...

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Blake Selected for Senate Democratic Leadership Post

HARRISBURG, December 8, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today was named to the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership team for the upcoming 2017-18 legislative session. Blake was selected to serve in the role of Caucus Administrator which will...

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