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...

Sen. Fontana Announces Over $3 Million for Local Arts/Cultural Outlets

Brookline, PA – September 15, 2020– Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced that 13 Allegheny County arts and cultural entities will receive a total of $3.08 million in state grant funds. “Knowing how the ongoing pandemic has harmed these important...

Sen. Fontana: State’s Covid-19 Stimulus Spending Needs Done Quickly

Harrisburg, April 29, 2020 – State Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in support of the state Senate Democratic proposal for distributing Pennsylvania’s $3.9 billion in federal stimulus dollars. “It is crucial that we check...

Sen. Fontana’s Bill Would Make Pennsylvania a Mail-in Ballot state

Harrisburg, April 22, 2020 – Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today introduced a bill that would change Pennsylvania’s voting system so that all elections are conducted entirely by mail. “The pandemic has compromised the health and safety of our citizens, shaken our...

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