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 […]

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. […]

Experts, Analysts Weigh-in on Comprehensive Senate Democratic Plan to Grow Jobs, Spark Economic Development, Help Veterans

On October 8, 2013

SCRANTON, Oct. 8, 2013 – Venture capitalists, public policy experts and economic development analysts today debated the strategic elements of the Senate Democratic plan to grow jobs and foster business creation and expansion in Pennsylvania. Called “PA Works,” the Senate Democratic strategy is a multi-faceted approach that includes dozens of proposals and incorporates Sen. John […]

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 […]

Blake, Caucus Appointees Herald Anniversary of Commission Fighting Military Installation Closings

On September 17, 2013

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake and the caucus leaders who have led a group dedicated to sustaining the value, the workforce and the economic impact of Pennsylvania’s military installations today marked the one-year anniversary of the panel’s creation. The Pennsylvania Military Community Protection Commission, which came to being one year ago […]

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 […]

Sen. Blake’s Statement on Death of Former Gov. Scranton

On July 30, 2013

SCRANTON, July 30, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake issued the following statement following the death Sunday of former Gov. William Scranton Jr.: “Gov. Scranton was one of the most remarkable, distinguished, dedicated and respected public servants ever to call Lackawanna County home. “I have long had deep admiration for him and I always welcomed […]

Sen. Blake, Rep. Carroll Break Ground on $42M Highway Construction Project

On July 10, 2013

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP – State Sen. John Blake and Rep. Mike Carroll today heralded the start of a $42 million highway project near the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport that will improve traffic safety and lead to new economic development opportunities for the region. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and Carroll (D-Luzerne/Monroe) joined PennDOT and other state and local officials […]

Sen. Blake, Rep. Carroll to Join PennDOT in Announcing $42M Airport Project

On July 9, 2013

SCRANTON – State Sen. John Blake and Rep. Mike Carroll will join the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport for a groundbreaking ceremony on a vital new construction project. The $42 million project will include new on- and off-ramps along Exit 178 of I-81, a […]

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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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