Sen. Blake, Rep. Flynn Announce Financial Watch Status Designation for Scranton SD

On June 23, 2017

SCRANTON, June 23, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and State Rep. Marty Flynn today announced that the Scranton School District has been designated in Financial Watch Status by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The legislators were joined at a news conference in Scranton earlier today by Scranton School District Superintendent Dr. Alexis […]

Senate Hearing Focuses on Budget Impasse’s Impact on Schools

On October 28, 2015

Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the state. “While many of the budget dispute points remain unresolved, what is clear is that […]

Blake Accepting Applications for Valley Forge Military College Scholarship

On October 27, 2015

SCRANTON, October 27, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that his office is now accepting applications from local students interested in earning appointment to the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia. “As a proud son of a veteran of our armed forces, I know the value of the […]

Blake Calls on Majority to Remain in Session and Finalize Overdue State Budget

On October 23, 2015

SCRANTON, October 23, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today called on Republican leadership to keep the Senate in session until a state budget is signed by Governor Tom Wolf. “I must make a strong appeal and an ardent request to my friends and colleagues in Senate Republican leadership not to recess the Senate […]

Blake Named 2015-16 East Stroudsburg University Legislative Fellow

On October 9, 2015

EAST STROUDSBURG, October 9, 2015 – East Stroudsburg University president Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. today announced that State Senator John P. Blake has been selected as their 2015 Legislative Fellow. Senator Blake was introduced to the university faculty, students, staff and special guests from the community at an on-campus breakfast earlier today. “I am deeply […]

Sen. Blake’s Student Ambassador Program Closes with Legislative Competition

On May 27, 2015

SCRANTON, May 27, 2015 – State Senator John Blake today hosted 11 high school seniors from 7 local school districts for a legislative competition as the final chapter of this year’s Student Ambassador Program. The Student Ambassador Program gives high school seniors from each high school in the 22nd Senate District an opportunity to represent their […]

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 Reminds Local Students, Families about Upcoming FAFSA Deadline

On April 16, 2012

SCRANTON, April 16, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today reminded college-bound students and their families that the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming school year is May 1. “As we begin the final months of state budget negotiations, the legislature must negotiate a spending […]

Blake Announces Free Webinar on Saving for College

On September 23, 2011

HARRISBURG, September 23, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will partner with the Pennsylvania Treasury to host an informational “Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program” webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. “A college education has become a prerequisite of sorts for employment and […]

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 […]

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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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