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Senate Hearing Focuses on Budget Impasse’s Impact on Schools

Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the state. “While many of...

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Blake Set to Host Telephone Town Hall on Thursday

SCRANTON, July 27, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will host a Telephone Town Hall meeting this Thursday, July 30 at 6:15 p.m. The hour-long Telephone Town Hall will give constituents an opportunity to pose questions...

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Lawmakers Comment on Arrest of Former Harrisburg Mayor Reed

HARRISBURG, July 14, 2015 — State Sens. Rob Teplitz, John H. Eichelberger Jr., John Blake, and Mike Folmer issued statements today on the arrest of former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed. In December 2012, the four lawmakers referred to law enforcement the findings...

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Blake: GOP Budget Ignores Priorities of PA Taxpayers

HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the party-line passage of the Republican-crafted 2015-16 state budget: “The budget that was forced to Governor Wolf’s desk by members of...

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