Harrisburg, May 24, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today said he is pleased with the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) board decision to use additional reserve funds to maintain grants to students at the current amounts. Without the action, it was anticipated that grant support to students would be cut by up […]

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Harrisburg, May 23, 2018 – The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Wayne Fontana’s legislation that would require that working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms be installed in childcare centers that use fireplaces or oil/gas-fired furnaces. “With alarms costing an average of about $20 to $50, this relatively inexpensive mandate would help save lives,” Fontana said. […]

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Upcoming Shredding Events

On March 16, 2018 By

I want to alert everyone about two upcoming shredding events.  On Saturday, April 7, together with Representative Dan Deasy and Green Tree Borough, we are hosting a shredding event in the parking lot at Green Tree Park from 9 a.m. – noon.  Then on Saturday, April 14, along with Rep. Deasy and Crafton and Ingram […]

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Upcoming Job Fair

On February 26, 2018 By

On Thursday, March 15, with Rep. Dan Deasy and in partnership with Building Bridges for Business and U.S. Probation & Pre Trial Services, we will be hosting a Job Fair for any interested job seekers.  The Job Fair is being held in the Social Hall at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located at 1810 Belasco […]

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Inaction is Not an Option

On February 22, 2018 By

Americans are fed up with this nation’s gun violence epidemic. It is intolerable.

Horrific accounts of deranged mass murderers using military-grade assault weapons to indiscriminately spray bullets into crowds of innocent people has become part of the regular news cycle. Lives are lost, families are destroyed and communities paralyzed.

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PITTSBURGH, February 21, 2018 – Calling it the “Protection for Pennsylvanians” legislation, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced that he will introduce two bills aimed at preventing gun violence and mass shootings. “These commonsense proposals would help prevent the kind of indiscriminate mass murder that occurred in Florida last week,” Fontana said. “Inaction […]

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PITTSBURGH, February 12, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today made the following comment about Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to remove Pittsburgh from state financial recovery oversight (Act 47): “I have supported Pittsburgh’s removal from Act 47 oversight for quite some time, so today is a great day. The governor’s announcement verifies what we already […]

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HARRISBURG, February 8, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced six state multimodal grants totaling nearly $5 million. “These state dollars will help communities advance and complete a number of important projects aimed at enhancing efficiency, safety and improving access throughout our region,” Fontana said. Fontana said the six projects include: Sharpsburg Borough […]

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