Blake Selected to Chair Senate Finance Committee for 2021-22 Session

HARRISBURG — June 5, 2020 — State Senators Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny), Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), John Blake (D-Lackawanna), and Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia touted the $30 million in funding the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus was recently able to secure for higher education grants administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA).

Sen. Blake Announces $9 Million in Grants for District Redevelopment Projects

SCRANTON, December 23, 2020 – Sen. John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that six redevelopment projects throughout his 22nd Senatorial District will receive $9 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants.

Sens. Blake, Ward Applaud Launch of Statewide Rare Disease Needs Assessment

HARRISBURG, September 23, 2020 – State Sens. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and Judy Ward (R-Blair) today joined members of the PA Rare Disease Advisory Council (PARDAC) to launch a first-of-its-kind statewide needs assessment that will help guide the state’s future policies and initiatives related to rare diseases.

Joint Statement on Establishment of Regional Recovery Task Force

SCRANTON, May 7, 2020 – Elected officials at the state, county and local level today announced the formation of the bipartisan Regional Recovery Task Force (RRTF).

The following is a joint statement from the members of the RRTF:

“Across our region and around the globe, we are facing an unprecedented public health and economic crisis – the depth and complexities of which we’ve never seen and we’ve never known. COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we communicate. It does not, however, diminish our resolve to come together to see our communities and our residents through this global pandemic.

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