Blake: Alarming Budget Cuts Jeopardize Quality of Education and Health Care

On June 28, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 28, 2011 – – Calling the Republican passed $27.15 billion state budget a short-sighted solution that creates bigger problems, state Sen. John P. Blake today criticized the drastic cuts to local school districts, hospitals and other key state investments. The budget, passed by a 30-20 party-line vote, cuts more than $1.1 billion in […]

Blake Applauds Senate Vote Banning Dangerous Bath Salts

On June 15, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 — State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded a Senate concurrence vote on House amendments to Senate Bill 1006, banning the production, use, sale and possession of dangerous bath salts and synthetic marijuana in Pennsylvania. “I commend my colleagues in both chambers of the legislature for their swift action to […]

Blake, Senate Dems Call for Essential Health Care Funding Restorations

On June 15, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today led a host of Senate Democrats and medical professionals in a call to restore the potentially disastrous cuts proposed to Pennsylvania’s medical schools, bioscience investments and regional cancer centers. “As elected officials, we hold many responsibilities to our constituents, none of which […]

Blake Joins Democratic Colleagues to Echo Call to Restore Budget Funds

On June 7, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 7, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today joined a host of Senate Democrats at a Capitol news conference to provide an update on caucus budget priorities and to call for key restorations before the final state budget is enacted. “The cost savings proposals and the essential funding restorations that we […]

Blake, Local Officials Talk Budget, State Issues at Legislative Breakfast

On June 3, 2011

PECKVILLE, June 3, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today hosted local government officials from every municipality in the 22nd Senatorial District (Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties) to discuss state issues and the prospective local impacts of state budget proposals. “The dialogue today with local municipal officials provided me perspective from different regions […]

Blake, Sec. Avila Tour Commonwealth Medical College, Discuss Public Health Initiatives

On May 20, 2011

SCRANTON, May 20, 2011 – – State Senator John P. Blake and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila today toured The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) and discussed the importance of public health initiatives and public health research with medical students and faculty. “The Commonwealth Medical College is one of the most important assets […]

Blake Announces Formation of Bipartisan Military Installations Caucus

On May 11, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 11, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced the formation of a new bipartisan, bicameral Military Installations and Base Development Caucus to protect Pennsylvania’s 164,000 defense-related jobs and its world-class military bases and facilities around the state. Blake will serve as co-chairman of the caucus along with state Sen. Richard […]

Blake Announces Over $350K in State Funding for Three Monroe Co. Projects

On May 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced state funding totaling $354,998 for three projects in Monroe County. The state grant money for the projects in Barrett and Coolbaugh Townships is derived from the “local share assessment” (LSA) account generated by the gaming industry. “I am very pleased that our […]

Blake Announces Nearly $1 Million in State Funding for Two Luzerne Co. Projects

On May 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced state funding totaling nearly $1 million for two projects in Luzerne County. The state grant money for the projects in Duryea and Dupont is derived from the “local share assessment” (LSA) account generated by the gaming industry. “I am very pleased that […]

Blake Announces $5.3 Million in State Funding for Lackawanna Co. Projects

On May 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced state funding totaling nearly $5.3 million for projects throughout Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County received $3.35 million in grants under the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s H2O PA program and an additional $1.9 million from the local share assessment account. “Both the H2O PA grants […]

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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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