BROOKLINE, November 8, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana today announced a $300,000 state grant for Giant Eagle, Inc. to buy 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, saving more than 355,000 gasoline gallon equivalents per year. “This grant program helps businesses convert to cheaper and more environmentally friendly fuels,” Fontana said. “I am pleased to […]

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BROOKLINE, November 7, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) today condemned those who have been posting hate propaganda in the Brookline community. The senator made the following statement: “Posting messages that advocate hatred and violence in our community is despicable and will not be tolerated. We cannot welcome Patriot Front or any white supremacist […]

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Harrisburg, PA – October 2018 – Sen. Wayne Fontana (D- Allegheny County) is pleased to announce that $300,000 in School Safety and Security grants were awarded to school districts in the senatorial district through the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Through this program, districts will have additional tools […]

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I write today with a heavy heart. Far too many times, we have all watched in horror as mass shootings play out across our nation. That nightmare has now come to pass in our own backyard. To our friends and neighbors in Squirrel Hill, we admire your spirit, strength and unity. To members of the […]

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HARRISBURG, October 17, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) today lauded Senate passage of a bill (House Bill 645) that would double the state’s tax credit program aimed at encouraging businesses to invest in community revitalization efforts. Fontana sponsored the Senate version (Senate Bill 512) of the legislation. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program (Nap) provides […]

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HARRISBURG, October 17, 2018 – State Senators Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny), Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) today announced $49 million in state funds to replace 28,000 residential lead lateral connections in Pittsburgh. “I am pleased that state dollars will be used to fund and expedite this important lead lateral and service line replacement […]

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Op-Ed Column by State Senator Wayne Fontana I was raised Catholic and spent all 12 years of schooling in Catholic schools. As an adult, I was married in the Catholic Church, raised my children in the faith and sent them to Catholic school. I still firmly believe in God, but my trust and respect for […]

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PITTSBURGH, September 27, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) today received the Clean Water Action organization’s “Dewey Award.” The award is granted to individuals who are proven champions of the environment within their community. “Throughout my legislative career, I have been proud to work with my colleagues to improve water quality, air quality and […]

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