Lackawanna, Monroe County Projects to Share $4 Million in Grants, Create More Than 300 Jobs

On March 20, 2014

HARRISBURG, March 20, 2014 – The latest round of grant awards by the Commonwealth Financing Authority from Pennsylvania’s local share gaming program means 29 projects in Lackawanna and Monroe counties will share approximately $4 million and create more than 300 jobs in the region, state Sen. John Blake said today. “From infrastructure improvements at the […]

Blake, Senate Democrats Unveil Pension Reform Proposal to Save Billions for Taxpayers

On March 12, 2014

HARRISBURG, March 12, 2014 – State Senate Democrats today said they would save Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars and solve the state’s pension problem if their proposal to further reform pension rules, refinance billions and help school districts avoid escalating payments is adopted. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny); the Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance […]

Clean Up of Lackawanna River Begins With $1 Million State Investment, Blake Says

On November 21, 2013

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna), Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) and Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna) today announced a historically significant $1 million investment by the commonwealth to begin the cleanup of the Lackawanna River. The outlay, approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under Act 13 of 2012, means Susquehanna Mining […]

Blake, Boscola, Senate Committee to Discuss Job Creation, Economic Development, Veterans Help During Scranton Roundtable

On October 3, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3, 2013 – The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will bring together venture capitalists, public policy experts, Scranton officials and economic development analysts at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the University of Scranton for an in-depth discussion about turning around Pennsylvania’s economy. [frame align=”right”][/frame]The two-hour long event, at the request of Sen. John […]

With Affordable Care Act’s Arrival, Sen. Blake Offers Tips, Advice, Reminders for 22nd Senatorial District Residents

On October 1, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1, 2013 – The new federal health care insurance plan providing low-cost coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and more than 500,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians opened its doors today, Sen. John Blake said, as it began accepting applications for enrollment. “Many have fostered fear and confusion about the Affordable Care Act even before its […]

Sen. Blake Hears Pros, Cons of Bills to Improve State Oversight of Muni Financial Deals

On September 9, 2013

HARRISBURG, Sept. 9, 2013 – Officials representing school districts, associations, public finance firms and the City of Philadelphia pressed state Sen. John Blake and members of the Senate Local Government Committee today to tread carefully on legislation designed to better safeguard local governments venturing into complicated financial deals with taxpayer dollars. The hearing followed similar […]

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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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