Court’s Voter ID Decision Wins Blake’s Approval

On January 17, 2014

SCRANTON, Jan. 17, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake today issued the following statement in reaction to Commonwealth Court Judge John McGinley’s decision to strike down Pennsylvania’s law requiring voters to show proper identification before casting ballots: “This ruling is a vindication of the position I and my Senate Democratic colleagues have held from the […]

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 Says Voter ID Ruling Flawed, Hopeful for Successful Appeal

On August 15, 2012

SCRANTON, August 15, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today expressed disappointment and concern over a Commonwealth Court ruling that denied a temporary injunction on Pennsylvania’s partisan-driven Voter ID law. “Since the Voter ID bill was first proposed by state Republican leaders, I have been skeptical of the bill’s motives and deeply concerned […]

Blake: Voter ID Law is Affront to Seniors, County Workers

On March 16, 2012

SCRANTON, March 16, 2012 – – Calling it another example of self-interest, party politics infecting governance and public policy, state Senator John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today commented on the Republican Voter ID bill signed into law by Governor Corbett Wednesday night. House Bill 934 will require voters to present photo identification or a very narrow list of […]

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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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