Sen. Blake, Congressman Cartwright and DEP Sec. Quigley Address Issue of Lead Exposure in PA

On March 30, 2016

SCRANTON, March 29, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake today joined Congressman Matt Cartwright, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley and Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George at a news conference to discuss ways the federal, state and local government can work together to raise awareness and increase testing of lead exposure across Pennsylvania. “I […]

Blake Urges Governor to Release Funding to Schools, Hospitals, Agriculture Industry

On March 23, 2016

HARRISBURG, March 23, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf urging him to blue-line veto the latest version of the Republican-crafted state budget to relieve financial stress on the public education, health care delivery and agriculture industries. Blake, who serves as Democratic Vice Chairman of the Senate […]

Legislative Redistricting Work Group Agrees on Reform Principles

On March 16, 2016

Harrisburg, March 16, 2016 – Stressing the urgency to act soon, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative work group today announced agreement on redistricting reform principles and said they hope to reach consensus on a specific bill soon. The group urged the inclusion of these principles into any redistricting reform bill. [divider top=”0″]   [divider top=”0″] “The […]

Blake Statement on Passing of Former Scranton Mayor James McNulty

On March 3, 2016

SCRANTON, March 3, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Scranton Mayor James McNulty. “I am very saddened to hear of the passing of former Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty. Mayor McNulty was proud Scrantonian. When he was sworn in as our Scranton’s 26th mayor in […]

Blake Discusses State Budget, Education Funding and Pension Reform at Annual Legislative Breakfast

On February 12, 2016

SCRANTON, February 12, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted nearly 100 local and municipal officials at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Scranton for his sixth annual legislative breakfast. In the wake of the governor’s 2016-17 budget address coupled with the fiscal uncertainties created by the over $6 billion in line-item […]

Senate Hearing Focuses on Budget Impasse’s Impact on Schools

On October 28, 2015

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 the budget dispute points remain unresolved, what is clear is that […]

Blake Accepting Applications for Valley Forge Military College Scholarship

On October 27, 2015

SCRANTON, October 27, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that his office is now accepting applications from local students interested in earning appointment to the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia. “As a proud son of a veteran of our armed forces, I know the value of the […]

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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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