News Releases

Blake Announces Nearly $400k in Regional Grant Funding

SCRANTON, September 17, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $400,000 in state grants for six projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The grant funding was approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth...

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Sen. Blake Announces Availability of Fire, EMS Grants

SCRANTON, September 6, 2019 – Sen. John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is currently accepting grant applications for the 2019-20 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Company...

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Sen. Blake: ‘19-‘20 Budget Invests and Balances

HARRISBURG, June 27, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of a $34 billion state budget for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year.  “For all the positives on which we were able to reach...

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Blake Announces Winners of Student Ambassador Competition

SCRANTON, June 4, 2019 – State Senator John Blake recently hosted high school seniors from 14 local high schools for a legislative competition at Penn State Scranton as the final event of the 2019 Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors from schools across...

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NEIU 19 receives grant for certifying high school coaches

SCRANTON, March 18, 2019 — School districts in Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 (NEIU) are the recipients of a $20,000 grant earmarked for training and certifying Unit 19 interscholastic sport coaches. The grant was spearheaded by State Senator John Blake...

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Blake Announces $191,895 Grant for Carbondale YMCA

HARRISBURG, February 26, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced a $191,895 state grant for the Carbondale YMCA to renovate the facility’s lower level.   The grant, awarded through the Department of Community and Economic...

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Blake: Budget Prioritizes Education, Career Readiness

HARRISBURG, February 5, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $34.1 billion state budget: “I applaud Governor Wolf for his continued dedication to the issues and...

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Blake Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule

THROOP, February 4, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today held his first Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Event at Throop Civic Center where his staff assisted a number of residents in applying for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate...

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Blake Announces $175K in PAsmart Grants for 5 Area Schools

SCRANTON, January 17, 2019 - Senator John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that four school districts and one charter school in the 22nd Senatorial District have received $175,000 in targeted grants through the PAsmart Initiative. The grant funding...

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