Blake Says Lottery Can Improve and Succeed Under Existing Management

On February 26, 2013

HARRISBURG, February 26, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), Democratic Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, today questioned the merits of privatizing management of the state’s 41-year-old Lottery. “It is clear from today’s Appropriations Committee hearing that the administration believes that handing management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to Camelot Global Services is the best way […]

Costa, Blake to Gov: Let Lottery Implement AFSCME Approach to Raise Profit

On February 11, 2013

Harrisburg, February 11, 2013 – State Sens. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) said that instead of outsourcing the Pennsylvania Lottery’s operations to a U.K. company, Camelot Global Services, the governor should allow the Lottery to implement AFSCME’s recommendations to raise new revenue. “Instead of privatizing the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery, the governor […]

Blake: Lottery Privatization Decision Mishandled by Administration

On January 14, 2013

HARRISBURG, January 14, 2013 – – State Sen. John Blake, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement that Gov. Corbett has issued notice to accept a bid to privatize the operations of the Pennsylvania State Lottery system: “It is difficult day for Pennsylvania workers, small businesses and taxpayers […]

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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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