HARRISBURG, December 13, 2011 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is urging eligible senior citizens to make sure they file their state property tax/rent rebate application by the Dec. 31 deadline.

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HARRISBURG, December 7, 2011 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana has introduced legislation requiring employers to post and provide written notification to employees of their potential eligibility for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

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PITTSBURGH, November 30, 2011 – – After attending today’s Senate Banking and Insurance Committee hearing on the dispute between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Highmark, Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) again stressed the need for legislative action to address non-profit organizations that are clearly driven by profit.

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BROOKLINE, October 7, 2011 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a series of seven career workshops beginning October 15th and running through November 17th that will help attendees gain control of the job search process, create powerful resumes and develop material that showcases their unique talents and abilities in today’s competitive job market. […]

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BROOKLINE, September 30, 2011 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today filed legislation imposing a moratorium on all court-ordered assessments in the Commonwealth through November 2012, or until the state acts on assessment reforms. There are seven co-sponsors on the legislation. “In Western PA, and especially Allegheny County, it seems a bit like ‘Groundhog Day’ […]

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BEECHVIEW, September 14, 2011 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana announced today that he will re-introduce legislation imposing a moratorium on court-ordered assessments through November 2012, or until the state acts on assessment reforms. A similar bill, passed by the state legislature in June, was vetoed by the Governor because it singled out just one […]

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BEECHVIEW, September 13, 2011 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana culminated several years worth of work with today’s announcement that the Market on Broadway IGA will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow, September 14th, at 9:00 a.m. and invited the community to join him in the celebration. “I invite Beechview residents to join me tomorrow morning […]

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HARRISBURG, September 6, 2011 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana announced today his intent to introduce legislation that would require non-profits to begin paying real estate taxes on the value of the land owned by their organization. “It has become very clear – particularly in light of the ongoing dispute between the University of Pittsburgh […]

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BROOKLINE, August 16, 2011 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today said he plans to amend existing Marcellus Shale impact fee legislation to dedicate a one-third share of the revenue to repair roads and bridges statewide. Fontana said a dedicated funding stream for transportation projects would create immediate jobs and reduce what taxpayers would need […]

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HARRISBURG, August 8, 2011 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana, responding to today’s comments made by Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, called the administration’s position on the imposition of a severance fee on Marcellus shale drilling short-sighted. Fontana disagrees with Cawley’s stance on taxing the industry – arguing that natural gas drilling companies cannot be lumped together […]

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