PECKVILLE, June 3, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today hosted local government officials from every municipality in the 22nd Senatorial District (Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties) to discuss state issues and the prospective local impacts of state budget proposals.

“The dialogue today with local municipal officials provided me perspective from different regions of my Senate district and it informed me on the concerns that are paramount to local officials as I move into the last few weeks of budget negotiations in Harrisburg,” Blake said. “The local officials in attendance understand well the effects of the recent recession and they know the challenges of balancing budgets under these circumstances. They expect a state budget compromise that reflects true shared sacrifice from all sectors of our economy and a final spending plan that protects our seniors and persons with disabilities while investing properly in education, health care and economic development.”

The legislative breakfast, held at Fiorelli’s in Peckville, was an opportunity for elected and appointed municipal officials from the 22nd District to interact with Senator Blake and to discuss issues of interest and concern to their communities.

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