Brookline, January 8, 2013 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has been re-appointed to serve as Democratic chairman of the Senate Committee on Community, Economic and Recreational Development. “I am pleased with this appointment and will continue my efforts to encourage greater investment in our communities, create good jobs and make our hometowns more […]

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BROOKLINE, December 6, 2012 – Following is the text of the letter State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) sent today to Gov. Tom Corbett, reiterating his request to make the voter ID process more simple and convenient for citizens seeking the necessary photo identification to vote. Despite the court ruling that delayed implementation, the law […]

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PITTSBURGH, November 27, 2012 – Pleased that the state Task Force on Child Protection’s report today supported his call provide additional protections for school students who are abused by school employees, state Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today urged that lawmakers quickly enact recommendations issued in the report. My legislation (Senate Bill 549) has been in […]

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Harrisburg, November 14, 2012 – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today elected leaders for the upcoming 2013-14 legislative session, with Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) reelected for a second term as Democratic Leader.

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October 2, 2012 — Earlier today, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson stayed the mandatory requirements of the Voter ID law (Act 18) for at least the 2012 general election. This means that the state of the law reverts to what it was during the primary where voters can be educated about the a possible requirement for […]

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Make it easy to get IDs

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Elected officials should be able to issue them at their offices Op-ed By Sen. Wayne D. Fontana Act 18, signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett in March, requires all Pennsylvania voters to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls prior to casting a vote. Since its passage, a public and courtroom debate has raged […]

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HARRISBURG, September 17, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today said he is “disappointed” in the Corbett Administration’s decision to not bring Voter ID services into neighborhoods. “I am disappointed that the Administration fails to recognize the importance in making the process of obtaining a voter ID easier and more convenient for those […]

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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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