Blake, Senate Democrats Announce Major Jobs Initiative

On February 23, 2011

HARRISBURG, February 23, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today joined Senate Democratic leaders in announcing a six-point plan that could create tens of thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania while reducing state spending and encouraging private investment throughout the state. ‘PA Works’ will focus on small business, workforce training, critical state investments, clean […]

Yudichak and Blake Comment on Mercy Hospitals Sale

On February 15, 2011

WILKES BARRE, February 15, 2011 –State Sens. John Yudichak and John P. Blake commented today on the outcome of the sale of the remaining Mercy hospitals to Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHS). “Mercy Hospital has been a long standing asset to the citizens of Scranton and Northeastern PA,” Yudichak said. “Its affiliation with Community Health […]

Blake Encourages Seniors to Apply for Property Tax Relief

On February 10, 2011

HARRISBURG, February 10, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today encouraged eligible senior citizens to begin applying for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. “Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of the most valuable programs for our senior citizens and it is imperative that they know of its availability,” Blake said. “The […]

Blake Applauds Corbett Reform Agenda, Stresses Need to Broaden Scope

On January 28, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 28, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today discussed the need for state government reforms in addition to those recently outlined by Governor Tom Corbett. “The reform agenda proposed by Governor Corbett is a good starting point for the reform conversation but to make our state government truly lean, accountable and […]

Monroe County Introduction to Sen. Blake Set for Feb. 3

On January 28, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 28, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will host an open house at the Mount Pocono Borough Building on February 3 to introduce himself to Monroe County residents and discuss his plan to provide them with constituent services. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon, will […]

Blake Stresses Urgent Need for adultBasic Extension, Expansion

On January 25, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 25, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today echoed the call of legislative leaders to extend the state’s adultBasic health care program so more than 40,000 working Pennsylvanians do not lose their affordable health coverage. “It is imperative that we find a workable, short-term solution so these Pennsylvanians do not lose […]

Blake Reminds Local Organizations to Apply for Alcohol Education Grants

On January 19, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 19, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today reminded local organizations of the fast approaching February 4 application deadline for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) Alcohol Education Grant Program. Colleges and universities, schools, municipalities and community organizations are eligible for grants to develop or maintain programs designed to reduce and […]

Blake Statement on Gov. Corbett Inauguration

On January 18, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 18, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today provided the following statement regarding the inauguration of Governor Tom Corbett that took place today in Harrisburg. “I’d like to extend congratulations and most sincere best wishes to Governor Corbett as he takes the reins of the executive branch of state government on […]

Blake Congratulates Local Farm Show Award Winners

On January 12, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 12, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today congratulated Lackawanna County residents Joe Sibio and Natasha Bistran, and Scranton’s McNichols Plaza Elementary School first grade class for winning first place awards in competitions at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. “Agriculture is a driving force in Pennsylvania and it is great […]

Blake Tapped to Chair Two Senate Committees

On January 11, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 11, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will serve as Democratic Chairman of both the Senate Local Government Committee and the newly formed Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee for the 2011-12 session. “As a first-term senator it is an honor to serve as minority chairman of two committees […]

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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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