Blake: Stopgap Budget Continues Past Cuts, Reduces Funding Levels for Schools

On September 18, 2015

HARRISBURG, September 18, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the Senate party-line passage of the Republican-crafted stopgap budget: “The Republican-crafted stopgap budget presented for a vote today in the Senate is basically one-third of the flawed and irresponsible budget that the Republican majority passed in June which was […]

Blake: GOP Budget Ignores Priorities of PA Taxpayers

On June 30, 2015

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 the Senate and House Republican majorities is an affront to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf and legislative […]

Senate Democrats Seek Job Creation, Education, Safety Net Dollars in Budget Discussions

On April 17, 2013

Harrisburg, April 17, 2013 – Senate Democrats’ 2013-14 budget priorities are heavily weighted toward job creation, education investments, strengthening the social-services safety net, modernizing liquor sales and refocusing Pennsylvania’s business tax menu to help small businesses, they announced today at a Capitol news conference. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said that Senate Democrats will go […]

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

On February 14, 2013

CLARKS SUMMIT, February 14, 2013 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted nearly 100 elected and appointed local officials from around the 22nd Senatorial District at his 3rd annual legislative breakfast at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit. “During my campaign for Senate, I made a pledge to be accessible to citizens of […]

Democratic Policy Committee Discusses Human Service Funding with Area Providers

On May 16, 2012

SCRANTON, May 16, 2012 – – Members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today met area human service providers at Lackawanna College to discuss current public policy issues and the adverse effect a proposed 20 percent state funding reduction would have on the people they serve. Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chair Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) said […]

Blake Optimistic for an Improved Spending Plan

On May 9, 2012

HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today said passage in the Senate of a $27.6 billion state budget makes significant funding restorations to higher education, basic education and human service programs and is an important step forward to improve the state’s spending plan over that which was presented by Governor […]

Blake: Proposed Budget Puts Social Service Providers on Life Support

On February 21, 2012

SCRANTON, February 21, 2012 – – In a meeting between state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and more than a dozen local leaders of social service organizations the Senator was briefed on the adverse impacts not only of Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts but of other policies advanced by the Corbett Administration through its Department of Public […]

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, 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 […]

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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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