Brookline – Sept. 30, 2016 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced state grant funding for two projects in Pittsburgh. “I am pleased that state dollars will supplement these local economic development and community resource efforts,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state support for worthy local projects.” According to Fontana, the projects […]

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Beechview, September 9, 2016 –State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today said he is pleased with the progress of the Red Line rail project in Beechview and confident it will reopen for riders on Sept. 25 as scheduled. “I have worked and remained in touch with county and local officials throughout this project and am very […]

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Wilkinsburg, August 4, 2016 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, a joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held today on efforts and resources to fight blight within our communities, including the successes and challenges of land banks. “Blight is a scourge that impedes both business and residential interest […]

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Harrisburg, July 15, 2016 – Public school districts will soon be required to post additional policies and information on their websites under legislation sponsored by Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Allegheny) that was amended into the state’s school code (House Bill 1606). “This measure uses the accessibility and ease of the internet to help districts improve […]

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Harrisburg, July 14, 2016 –Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Allegheny) legislation that funds the state’s “Business in our Sites” program has passed the legislature and was signed into law (Act 85 of 2106) by the governor. The Business in our Sites program invests state dollars in shovel-ready sites to spur economic development. The Fontana proposal, which […]

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Harrisburg, July 13, 2016 – The state Senate today approved legislation backed by Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) that will bolster Pennsylvania’s film and television industry by expanding the state’s film tax credit program. “The state’s film tax credit program is an economic gift that continues to give,” said Fontana, who has fought to expand […]

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HARRISBURG, July 1, 2016 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced $600,000 in state grant funding to redesign and revitalize part of Broadway Avenue in Beechview. “This project will make that business corridor safer, more attractive and more accessible for pedestrian and bicycle travel,” Fontana said. “I’m pleased to have played a role […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2016 – The state Senate today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) that would give municipal governments the option of establishing policies and helping residents repair damaged sewer laterals. “This bill gives local governments the flexibility to set policies for managing these laterals – and the option of […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2016 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana provided the following comment yesterday afternoon after the state Senate voted 47-3 in favor of a bipartisan 2016-17 fiscal budget (Senate Bill 1073). The bill now returns to the House for consideration. “Like all negotiated agreements, there are areas I support — and areas I […]

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Harrisburg – June 28, 2016 – Legislation establishing accountability and transparency at the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) received unanimous support in the Senate today, said Senators Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny/Butler). Amid serious concerns regarding a lack of oversight and financial accountability raised by auditors in May, Senate Bill […]

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