Blake: SCI Waymart Operations, Jobs Spared from Closure

On January 26, 2017

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.

Blake Resolution Designates “Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week”

On January 24, 2017

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 Senate. Spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, also known as intracranial hypotension, is a significant, disabling and […]

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

On January 20, 2017

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 selected as a member Senate Democratic Leadership team in the role of Caucus Administrator, served as […]

Senate Democrats Question State Prison Closings

On January 18, 2017

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 closures to the region. Since the recent announcement of upcoming correctional institution closures by the governor, Fontana, Blake […]

Blake Announces Online Petition to Save SCI Waymart

On January 17, 2017

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 petition, located at www.senatorblake.com/SaveSCIWaymart, will be forwarded to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of […]

Sen. Blake, Senate Dems Send Letter to Gov. Wolf in Support of NEPA Prisons

On January 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, January 12, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake today joined other members of Senate Democratic Leadership in sending a joint letter to Governor Tom Wolf expressing their concerns with the potential closure of two state prisons. The joint letter was signed by Blake along with Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Caucus Chairman Wayne […]

Blake Vows to Fight Potential Closure of SCI Waymart

On January 6, 2017

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. “Today I was informed of the PA Department of Correction’s decision to close two state prisons by June 2017. […]

Blake: RACP Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

On January 5, 2017

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 Governor’s Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and community development improvement projects. […]

Blake Announces Nearly $ 1 Million in Conservation Grants for Local Projects

On December 14, 2016

SCRANTON, December 14, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $1 million in state grants for four Lackawanna County projects that will upgrade local parks and enhance recreation opportunities. The local funding is part of an over $45 million investment in 260 projects across the Commonwealth by the Department of Conservation and […]

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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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