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: Health Services Can Ill Afford Corbett Budget Cuts

On March 25, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 25, 2011 — At a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Sen. John P. Blake voiced his concerns over Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed cuts to health services and health care delivery. In questioning Acting Health Secretary Dr. Evi Avila, Blake took aim at the proposed elimination of state funding for Scranton’s Commonwealth […]

‘Worst Economic Development Strategy’: Blake Cautions Against Higher Ed Cuts

On March 22, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 22, 2011 – – At the first Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Sen. John P. Blake criticized the proposed budget cuts to Pennsylvania’s higher education institutions. “I look at this budget – particularly our budget for higher education — and I believe it is the worst economic development strategy upon which we […]

Blake: Alarmingly Deep Budget Cuts Cripple Essential State Programs

On March 8, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 8, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today released the following statement in reaction to Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed $27.3 billion budget. “While I commend Governor Corbett and his staff on the hours spent crafting this spending plan, I would be remiss if I did not express my deep concern about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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