Blake: $ 9 Million PENNVEST Loan Approved for Scranton Sewer Project

On July 22, 2015

SCRANTON, July 22, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today confirmed that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Board (PENNVEST) has approved a nearly $9.1 million low-interest loan requested by the Scranton Sewer Authority. The $9.095 million low-interest loan will fund the construction of a 1.2 million gallon detention basin below the Linden Street Bridge […]

Blake, State Senate Adopt Resolution to Protect Operations of 55th Brigade in Scranton

On June 22, 2015

HARRISBURG, June 22, 2015 – A concurrent state Senate Resolution urging the United States Army to reverse its decision to deactivate the 55th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) in Scranton was unanimously adopted by the state Senate earlier today. Senate Resolution 149, co-sponsored by state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), also urges the United States Congress […]

Six Local Districts to Make Schools Safer With $ 140k Investment, Blake Says

On February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25, 2014 – To better protect students throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, state Sen. John Blake today said six districts will share in more than $140,000 from the commonwealth’s Safe Schools Initiative. The Safe Schools Targeted Grants help school administrators create and execute plans designed to reduce and prevent violence. One-hundred-ten districts throughout Pennsylvania received […]

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’s Veterans Pension Bills Win Senate Approval

On December 11, 2013

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11, 2013 – Legislation introduced by state Sen. John Blake to help veterans who are employed by the City of Scranton more quickly participate in its pension program have won the Senate’s approval. Senate Bill 703 amends the Scranton Police and Firemen’s Pension Law and Senate Bill 704 changes the Scranton City Employee […]

Sen. Blake Announces Student Ambassador Program

On October 18, 2013

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today said he is encouraging dedicated high school seniors to apply to become student ambassadors. Blake’s Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for one senior from each of the 17 high schools in the 22nd Senatorial District to learn about citizenship, public service and state lawmaking. […]

Blake Weighs Good & Bad in State Budget

On July 1, 2013

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2013 – After giving careful consideration to the $ 28.37 billion budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, Sen. John Blake said he voted against the 2013-’14 spending plan. “There are several important line items in the budget that signal good news to Pennsylvanians but they are outweighed by investments that are […]

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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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