Blake to Host Economy, Education Summit

On October 26, 2012

SCRANTON, October 26, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake will host numerous legislators, school officials, business and labor leaders from across the region for a discussion about the economic impact of career focused education at his first E2 Summit. The E2 Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 30 from 8 a.m. until noon […]

Blake Announces $ 9.7M Low-Interest Loan for Abington Sewer Project

On October 23, 2012

HARRISBURG, October 23, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that a $9.73 million low-interest loan to completely overhaul and upgrade the aging Abington wastewater treatment plant has been approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “This project is both environmentally and economically important for the residents in the Abington area,” […]

Blake Encouraged by Voter ID Ruling, Decries Costs to Taxpayers

On October 2, 2012

HARRISBURG, October 2, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) issued the following statement in response to today’s Commonwealth Court ruling on the Voter ID law. “It is encouraging that Judge Robert Simpson’s ruling effectively postpones the ill effects of a misguided and improperly motivated Voter ID law, but it is still not the endgame.

Blake Applauds Creation of Commission to Protect PA Military Installations

On September 17, 2012

HARRISBURG, September 17, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the creation of the new Pennsylvania Military Community Protection Commission, which will better position Pennsylvania to protect its military installations as the Pentagon and various military services consider additional rounds of Base Realignment and Closure Commissions (BRAC). Blake, co-chairman of the Legislative […]

Blake, Local Officials Schedule Free Voter ID Informational Seminar

On August 20, 2012

ARCHBALD, August 20, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will partner with state Rep. Ed Staback (D-Lackawanna/Wayne) and other local officials to host a free informational seminar tomorrow on the much-maligned Voter ID law. The informational seminar is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Valley […]

Blake Applauds Law Protecting Student Athletes

On June 7, 2012

HARRISBURG, June 7, 2012 – – Pennsylvania now has a new law to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest, according to state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe). House Bill 1610, signed into law last week, requires that children showing the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest – fainting, shortness of breath, chest pains, dizziness, racing heart […]

Blake Optimistic for an Improved Spending Plan

On May 9, 2012

HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today said passage in the Senate of a $27.6 billion state budget makes significant funding restorations to higher education, basic education and human service programs and is an important step forward to improve the state’s spending plan over that which was presented by Governor […]

Senate, House Democrats Denounce Asset Test on SNAP Recipients

On May 1, 2012

HARRISBURG, May 1, 2012 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House, today denounced the reinstatement of an asset test on Pennsylvania’s 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Under the Corbett administration’s plan, starting today any SNAP recipient under the age of 60 who has more […]

Blake Reminds Local Students, Families about Upcoming FAFSA Deadline

On April 16, 2012

SCRANTON, April 16, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today reminded college-bound students and their families that the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming school year is May 1. “As we begin the final months of state budget negotiations, the legislature must negotiate a spending […]

Blake Talks about Aging Population, Legislative Issues at Conference on Aging

On April 12, 2012

SCRANTON, April 12, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today spoke about Pennsylvania’s rapidly aging population and current legislative, policy and state budget issues affecting senior citizens at the 2nd Annual Conference on Aging.

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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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