PA Senate Democrats Release Statement on Violent Protest in DC

Harrisburg, PA – January 6, 2021 – The PA Senate Democrats released the following statement on the violent protest today in the nation’s Capitol: The First Amendment is one of our most sacred. It is not political and it is not partisan. The rights to free speech,...

Senator Fontana Announces Over $38 Million in Local Grant Project Funding

Pittsburgh – December 23, 2020 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D- Allegheny) announced today that $38,971,428 in state grant funds has been awarded to local projects across his Senate district. “The investment of state funds into local projects is essential to the...

Fontana Bill Would Make Pennsylvania a Mail-in Ballot State

Pittsburgh, December 4, 2020 – Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today said he will reintroduce a bill that would change Pennsylvania’s voting system so that elections are conducted entirely by mail. “With the pandemic menacing the 2020 elections, I was pleased to see...

Fontana Re-elected to Serve as Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman

Harrisburg, November 19, 2020 – State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) to serve as Democratic Caucus chairman for the upcoming two-year legislative session. The caucus chairman sets the daily caucus agenda and...

PHEAA Virtual Financial Aid Webinar

On Monday, Nov. 16 I hosted a Virtual Financial Aid Webinar. I was joined by Amy Sawdey, the Higher Education Access Partner in Allegheny County for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), who gave a presentation, providing an early understanding of the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. We discussed higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid. If you missed the webinar you can watch it in its entirety by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIPQpNNrrJ4&feature=youtu.be.

Sen. Fontana Committed to Reforms at PHEAA After Auditor General Report

Harrisburg – October 2, 2020 – Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a follow-up audit yesterday to a 2008 Auditor General report of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) where Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D- Pittsburgh) sits on the...

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