PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2010 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has reintroduced legislation that would protect children from abuse by teachers or other school employees. “It is outrageous that school employees — individuals students trust and look up to — are held to a lesser standard when it comes to child abuse,” Fontana said. […]

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PITTSBURGH, FEB. 24, 2010 – Children and adults living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can seek support through state mini-grants, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) announced today. Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate and relate to others. In 2005, an estimated 20,000 Pennsylvanians were living with autism, but […]

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February 2010 – Click Here to Listen

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Harrisburg – February 9, 2010 – Stressing that he will fight to hold the line on taxes and create good jobs, State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today said the governor’s $29 billion budget proposal is on the right track. “Even though the state is currently facing a projected $525 million year-end deficit, we should be […]

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Harrisburg – February 3, 2010 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today joined fellow Democrats in calling for budget initiatives that would streamline state spending and make job creation and economic development legislative priorities. “It is very important that we pass a responsible budget, with no broad-based tax hikes, on time this year,” Fontana said. […]

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BROOKLINE, JAN. 21, 2010 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today reminded low-income families facing heating crises that Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) crisis grants are now available. “Many families experience unexpected trouble heating their homes,” Fontana said. “The crisis grant program allows Pennsylvania families facing the loss of heat during the cold winter […]

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January 2010 – Click Here to Listen

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HARRISBURG, JANUARY 5, 2010 – Calling it a good way to create jobs, boost the economy and generate badly revenues, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today praised the Senate’s final passage of the conference committee agreement that would allow table games at existing casinos. “While this bill (Senate Bill 711) is not perfect, it […]

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HARRISBURG, JAN. 5, 2010 — State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) has been named as the Senate Democratic conferee on the six-member conference committee that is expected to hammer out a final agreement on table games legislation. “I am honored to serve on this key conference committee and look forward to working with my colleagues […]

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HARRISBURG, JAN. 5, 2010 — State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana and Rep. Timothy J. Solobay have introduced legislation that would allow for the imposition of an “essential services fee” on tax-exempt organizations that own property within a municipality. The lawmakers said Senate Bill 1175 (SB 1175) and House Bill 2191 (HB 2191) would likely be […]

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