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July 5, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Lyme disease has been found in all 67 Pennsylvania counties. Senator Fontana has some simple tips to help everyone avoid Lyme disease this summer, as well as the West Nile and Zika viruses carried by mosquitoes.
June 30, 2016: Sewer laterals connect homes to a municipality’s main sewer line. Residents are required to maintain these laterals; a homeowner’s cost for repairing a damaged sewer lateral can often run from $5,000 to $35,000. The Senate has passed Senator Fontana’s legislation that would give municipal governments the option of establishing policies to help residents repair damaged sewer laterals. Here is what the Senator said on the floor of the Senate as he presented his bill
June 13, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: With summer coming, more bicycles will be on Pennsylvania roadways. Senator Fontana has safety tips for motorists and bicyclists on how to share the road.
May 10, 2016: Nurses and caregivers from across Pennsylvania rallied at the State Capitol today in support of legislation that would shed light on the epidemic of short staffing in Pennsylvania hospitals. Here’s more on the “Hospital Nursing Staff Report Card Act” sponsored by Senator Fontana who spoke at the rally.
May 10, 2016: A resolution recognizing May as “Brain Tumor Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania has been adopted by the state Senate. Here’s more with Senator Fontana, sponsor of the resolution.
May 6, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: May 30th is Memorial Day, and May 21st is Armed Forces Day. Senator Fontana says veterans, their families and survivors should check and make sure they are receiving all of the benefits to which they’re entitled.
May 6, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: May is national Pet Month. Senator Fontana says one of the best things you can do for your dog is get a license.
April 11, 2016: The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the week of April 10 through 16 as “National Library Week” in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Fontana, sponsor of the resolution.
April 6, 2016: April is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH in Pennsylvania. Senator Fontana says state law requires insurance coverage for autism treatment, and there’s a website listing the services offered to help those with autism.
April 6, 2016: April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH in Pennsylvania. Senator Fontana says there’s a statewide campaign, “It’s On Us, Pennsylvania,” designed to call attention to and stop sexual assault, especially on college campuses.
March 23, 2016: Senator Fontana has introduced legislation that would give home buyers the option of requesting that a home be tested to determine what level of lead is in the water, part of a five-bill package aimed at protecting PA children and families from the growing threat of lead poisoning caused largely by old water pipes in older homes.
March 17, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Fontana says one of the best ways for people to help their communities is to volunteer as a firefighter or emergency responder.
February 10, 2016: Pennsylvania Moment: Time for parents and students to begin the process of applying for college loans and grants. Senator Fontana says Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Assistance Agency can help.