Governor’s Approval of Act 47 update a ‘Satisfactory Step’ in the Overhaul of PA’s Municipal Financial Recovery Program

On November 3, 2014

SCRANTON, Nov. 3, 2014 – The governor’s approval of legislation to change how the commonwealth helps local governments in financial distress is a step in the right direction, state Sen. John Blake said today. The governor signed House Bill 1773 into law Friday. The measure amends PA’s Municipal Financial Recovery Act, which is better known […]

Sens. Blake, Schwank Team Up to Help Struggling PA Cities

On January 15, 2014

HARRISBURG, January 15, 2014 – To improve performance and brighten the economic future for more of Pennsylvania’s struggling cities, state Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna) today introduced legislation to expand a new program designed to drive significant economic development and bring people back to cities. The City Revitalization and Improvement Zone program became […]

Blake, Schwank to Propose Expansion of City-Revitalizing Legislation

On January 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Jan. 14, 2014 –  Sen. John Blake and Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Capitol to unveil a bill that would expand the state’s new City Revitalization and Improvement Zones. Lancaster and Bethlehem were selected last month to participate in the inaugural CRIZ program, which is […]

Senate Democrats: New Economic Development Plan Excludes Certain Municipalities

On July 1, 2013

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2013 — Senate Democrats today decried a Senate Republican-led measure to deprive municipalities of a unique opportunity to drive local investment and revitalize underdeveloped areas. A proposal that was amended into the Tax Code bill associated with the 2013-‘14 state budget (House Bill 465) authorizes City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) for […]

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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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