Posts by: cmbrown

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) will make a funding announcement at this Saturday’s Memorial Service in Beechview. The service will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at the Beechview Memorial Monument Parklet, Broadway and Shiras Avenues. Your coverage is welcome and encouraged.

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Pennsylvania − May 20, 2019 − Advocates, lawmakers and state officials will participate in tours and a statewide day of action on Thursday, May 23rd with businesses that choose to pay their employees a living wage. Pennsylvania’s minimum wage remains at a regional low of $7.25 per hour, the minimum still set by the federal […]

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    Harrisburg, May 7, 2019 – Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne/Carbon) and legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure held a press conference today to discuss the legislative recommendations that were part of ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure.’ […]

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PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2019 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Brookline), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today in Pittsburgh on strategies for combatting climate change by reducing methane gas emissions. “Methane has a huge impact on global warming,” Costa said. “As […]

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HARRISBURG, PA, March 26, 2019 – Democrats from the Pennsylvania House and Senate today introduced a package of legislation aimed to curb harassment in the workplace, along with support from Governor Tom Wolf and Victim’s Advocate Jennifer Storm.       “As a caucus, we’ve worked with stakeholders and advocates and our own employees to […]

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Harrisburg, March 26, 2019 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a total of $2.25 million in state grant funds for five Allegheny County projects. “This state support complements local efforts improve, redevelop and step up important local projects,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state dollars to help fund and expedite worthy […]

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PITTSBURGH, February 14, 2019 – On the one-year anniversary of the Parkland mass shooting tragedy, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today reintroduced legislation that would empower families and police officers to petition a court to temporarily remove firearms from someone who is a threat to themselves or others. “In nearly half of all mass […]

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HARRISBURG, February 5, 2019 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $34.1 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2019-20: “I am encouraged by the governor’s budget proposal for its emphasis on strengthening a skilled, educated workforce that will grow and attract businesses throughout the state. I’m also pleased […]

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PITTSBURGH, February 1, 2019 – State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today jointly announced a $650,000 state grant to provide open space and transportation improvements to the 28-acre former Civic Arena site in Pittsburgh. “I am pleased that these state dollars will help advance this effort to beautify and improve […]

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Pittsburgh, February 1, 2019 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today two state multimodal grants in his district totaling $3.3 million.

“These state dollars help local communities complete key projects aimed at enhancing efficiency, safety and improving access throughout our region,” Fontana said.

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