HARRISBURG, JULY 22, 2009 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today called on his colleagues to look at other ways to restore or retain programs that are critical to Pennsylvania’s fiscal health, without increasing the personal income tax (PIT). “I am not opposed to making cuts in order to balance this budget, but we […]

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HARRISBURG, July 20, 2009 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today criticized Senate Republicans for blocking bipartisan legislation that would use federal money to extend unemployment benefits for jobless workers. He said 1,330 workers from Allegheny County exhausted their unemployment benefits Saturday. Statewide, the legislation would impact 17,880 jobless workers. “Sitting on this legislation […]

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June 2009 – Click Here to Listen

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HARRISBURG, MAY 27, 2009 – Pennsylvania homeowners and small business owners seeking to reduce their electric bills through alternative energy projects can find assistance through a new rebate program, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana said today. The PA Sunshine Solar Program, passed by the General Assembly in 2008 as part of a sweeping energy legislation […]

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SB 850 Floor Remarks

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HARRISBURG, MAY 14, 2009 – A new Web resource will allow individuals who apply for state-granted Property Tax or Rent Rebates to check the status of their applications online, according to state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana. The new Web site, www.papropertytaxrelief.com, hosted by the Department of Revenue, provides applicants the opportunity to check their rebate […]

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