Blake: Budget Prioritizes Fair Education Funding

SCRANTON, February 3, 2021 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $37.8 billion state budget:

“As we continue to face the uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Wolf has outlined an aggressive budget proposal that prioritizes fair education funding, our economy and public health.”

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

SCRANTON, January 15, 2021 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will again serve as the Democratic Chairman for the Senate Finance Committee in the 2021-22 legislative session.

Blake has served as the Finance Committee chair for the Senate Democratic Caucus since 2013. In addition to his committee chairmanship, Blake will also serve as a member of the Senate Appropriations; Education; State Government and Transportation Committees.

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

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.

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