PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2009 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on today’s proposed budget compromise agreement. “While I am encouraged by this overdue compromise agreement, I still intend on thoroughly reviewing all of the details before I commit to supporting the proposal. “Based on today’s announcement, I am pleased […]

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PITTSBURGH, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today reminded eligible voters that to participate in the Nov. 3 election, they must be registered by Oct. 5. “Voting is not only a right in Pennsylvania, it’s a responsibility,” Fontana said. “I encourage all eligible residents to make their voices heard and register […]

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August 2009 – Click Here to Listen

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Laments Loss of Pittsburgh Urban Community’s Voice HARRISBURG, JULY 28, 2009—State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today recognized a local radio station for its years of broadcasting in the Pittsburgh region. According to Fontana, WAMO-FM, Pittsburgh’s only urban radio station, WAMO-AM and WPGR-AM will stop broadcasting after over 60 years of service and a long history […]

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July 28, 2009 – Click Here to Listen

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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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