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HARRISBURG, March 18, 2013 – Speaking at a Capitol news conference today, State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) said his bill that would strengthen child abuse reporting laws is being touted under a legislative package endorsed by the bipartisan Task Force on Child Protection. “I publicly thank the task force for largely underscoring my proposal […]

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Pittsburgh, March 8, 2013 – Democratic members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing in Pittsburgh today to receive testimony from local officials and health-care experts regarding Pennsylvania’s option to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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“I have been a state Senator working to advance the City of Pittsburgh with Mayor Ravenstahl for the last seven years. By working together with his Administration, I was proud to advance the revitalization and transformation of many of the communities in my district, especially the Beechview neighborhood and downtown Pittsburgh. I respect the Mayor’s […]

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Harrisburg, February 21, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today was unanimously re-elected to serve as the vice chairman of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). “I am gratified by the unanimous vote and look forward to continuing my efforts to make a college education more affordable […]

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Pittsburgh, February 14, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in reaction to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to reject the Lottery privatization contract on Constitutional grounds: “I applaud Attorney General Kane for her decision to reject the governor’s Lottery privatization scheme on constitutional grounds. Her decision was well […]

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Harrisburg, February 13, 2013 – The state Senate Finance Committee today approved Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Allegheny) legislation that would provide tax credits for those who invest in start-up Pennsylvania businesses. “This measure is about generating private investment to help budding businesses grow and hire more workers,” Fontana said. “I am pleased with the committee’s […]

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Harrisburg, February 5, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following reaction to Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 budget proposal: “While I am pleased that after largely ignoring the state’s biggest problems and challenges for the past two years our governor is finally weighing in on issues such as transportation funding, pension […]

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