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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BROOKLINE, March 6, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a series of seven free career workshops that will get underway on March 19.

The program “Skills for Success – The Fontana Series” is being presented by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with funding secured by the senator. Rachel Masilamani and Georgiana Deming are the presenters. They have over 10 years combined experience assisting library visitors with job hunting, online applications and resume writing.

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HARRISBURG, February 23, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has enlisted the support of state Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch in his efforts to broker a lasting bipartisan solution to the state’s transportation funding crisis.

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HARRISBURG, February 15, 2012 — State Senate Democrats today called on the state Attorney General to earmark a significant portion of funds from the national $25 billion settlement with the nations largest mortgage servicers to fund a state program to prevent foreclosures.

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