Blake: Budget Streamlines Government, Invests in Education, Economic Development

On February 7, 2017

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s proposed $32.3 billion state budget:

Blake: SCI Waymart Operations, Jobs Spared from Closure

On January 26, 2017

HARRISBURG, January 26, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the news that the Department of Corrections will not be closing the State Correctional Institute at Waymart and two other NEPA prisons.

Sen. Blake, Senate Dems Send Letter to Gov. Wolf in Support of NEPA Prisons

On January 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, January 12, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake today joined other members of Senate Democratic Leadership in sending a joint letter to Governor Tom Wolf expressing their concerns with the potential closure of two state prisons. The joint letter was signed by Blake along with Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Caucus Chairman Wayne […]

Blake, Gov. Wolf Announce State Investment, Expansion of Simplex Industries

On August 8, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe)  today announced that Simplex Industries, Inc., a custom manufacturer of modular homes and light commercial buildings, will expand operations in Scranton, Lackawanna County, and will create 40 new jobs. “It’s a great honor to announce that a third generation manufacturer that started here is […]

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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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