June 15, 2010 – Click Here to Listen

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Brookline, June 4, 2010 — State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced that the deadline to apply for Property Tax/Rent rebates has been extended to December 31. “In these tough economic times, it is important to older Pennsylvanians to make use of every available assistance program,” Fontana said. “I urge senior citizens to use this […]

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May 2010 – Click Here to Listen

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May 6, 2010 – Allegheny County state Senators Wayne Fontana, Jay Costa, Sean Logan and other state lawmakers will join representatives from Bridge Educational Foundation, CSX Transportation, AmeriChoice/Unison Health Plans, and RBC Capital Markets to announce the donation of $67,500 in scholarships to local families. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 at 1:30 […]

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BROOKLINE, APRIL 26, 2010 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today reminded college students and their families that the deadline for most college-bound students to apply for state grant aid for the upcoming school year is May 1. “Financial aid is what makes higher education possible for many students,” Fontana said. “With the way families […]

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HARRISBURG, APRIL 12, 2010 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today recognized the importance of libraries on the Senate floor designating April 11th -17th, 2010 as National Library Week in Pennsylvania. First sponsored in 1958, the observance of “National Library Week” is celebrated by libraries across the country each April. This year’s theme “Communities thrive […]

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PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2010 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today reminded people eligible for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program that he and his local office staff stand ready to assist people for free. A mailer sent out locally offers to help senior citizens apply for their state rebate for a fee […]

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HARRISBURG, March 24, 2010 – Claiming that it would have a chilling effect on home ownership and the state’s struggling real estate industry, state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today said he will oppose expanding the sales tax to real estate transactions. “Taxing real estate purchases would only deter or prevent Pennsylvanians from experiencing the […]

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HARRISBURG, March 23, 2010 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today said he will push for swift action on new state legislation that would fund over 40,000 transitional jobs over a two year period. Fontana said the Senate Democratic jobs proposal would employ jobless workers at $10 per hour for 30 hours per week, […]

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PITTSBURGH, MARCH 22, 2010 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today reminded eligible voters that to participate in the May 18 primary election, they must be registered by April 19. “This is an important election year for Pennsylvanians,” Fontana said. “It is vital that all eligible voters make sure they are registered, and more […]

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