HARRISBURG, August 29, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today called on Senate leadership to move legislation forward that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s child abuse reporting laws. “Every day that my Senate Bill 549 (SB 549) isn’t law is another day more children are at risk,” Fontana said. “According to recent reports, in 1999, […]

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HARRISBURG, August 17, 2012 – Following is the text of the letter State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) sent today to Gov. Tom Corbett urging him to make the voter ID process more simple and convenient for citizens seeking the necessary photo identification to vote: Dear Governor Corbett: With the controversial Voter ID law scheduled […]

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HARRISBURG, August 15, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today called on the Corbett Administration to establish convenient neighborhood centers to help people obtain the necessary photo identification to vote. Read Senator Fontana’s August 17, 2012 letter to Governor Corbett “While I remain hopeful that the state Supreme Court will overturn this transparently […]

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Monroeville, June 14, 2012 — Education experts, labor leaders, area school administrators and school board members today laid out disastrous financial problems at a state Senate hearing on the impact of state public school funding cuts. Held at Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) request, the hearing was aimed at gaining a better understanding of how state funding […]

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HARRISBURG, June 12, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) announced today that his Senate Bill 549, which would add stronger requirements for school employees reporting suspected child abuse, has moved forward as an amendment to Senator Kim Ward’s (R-Westmoreland) Senate Bill 1413. The Fontana proposal, offered as an amendment in the Senate Aging […]

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HARRISBURG, June 5, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne Fontana today announced that the filing deadline for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for seniors and the disabled has been extended to December 31. “This deadline extension gives people more time to apply,” Fontana said. “I urge area seniors to check on their eligibility for a […]

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HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 – The Pennsylvania State Senate today passed a revised version of the state’s fiscal 2012-13 spending plan: “While I still consider this spending plan a work in progress, I voted for this improved budget (Senate Bill 1466) because it makes crucial restorations for basic schools funding, important human services and programs […]

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BROOKLINE, May 1, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana was pleased to present a check, along with Rep. Nick Kotik, to the Kennedy Township Board of Commissioners on April 9, at the Kennedy Township Municipal Building.  The $150,000 check for Kennedy Township was received from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Safe Water […]

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BROOKLINE, April 2, 2012 – As a response to the countless number of individuals who have demanded a solution to Allegheny County’s unfair tax system, State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana introduced legislation today that would do away with the controversial property reassessments by enabling the county council or citizens to eliminate property taxes. Under Senate […]

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HARRISBURG, March 8, 2012 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D – Allegheny) has been selected to serve on the Senate Committee on Ethics and Official Conduct. “I am honored to serve on the ethics panel because I know how important the committee is and the role that it plays in the operation of the […]

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