Fontana Unveils E-mail Briefings

On January 30, 2009 By

BROOKLINE, January 30, 2009 – Calling it a direct and timely way to communicate with more people, state Senator Wayne D-Fontana today introduced a free new e-mail briefing. “The ‘Fontana News and Views’ e-briefing gives me an additional way to reach out to constituents and instantaneously provide information on state legislation, programs, news and local […]

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PITTSBURGH, January 21, 2009 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today announced the re-launch of the I-CAN!™ E-File button through his state website.  The program allows low to moderate income tax filers to electronically file their state and federal income taxes and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for FREE.  This is the […]

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Vacant School Finds New Life

On January 15, 2009 By

URA approves sale and financing of the former South Hills High School (PITTSBURGH) January 15 – The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Board of Directors authorized today the sale of and financing for the former South Hills High School on Mount Washington for a $22.5 million conversion into senior housing.   South Hills Retirement Residences is […]

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PITTSBURGH, January 15, 2009 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today said active volunteer firefighters, ambulance and rescue personnel can now file the “PA Schedule OC-V” form with their 2008 state income tax return to get the new $100 state income tax credit. Fontana backed the legislation that authorized the tax credit. “I will continue […]

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HARRISBURG, December 18, 2008 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has been appointed to serve as Democratic Chair of the Senate Committee on Community, Economic and Recreational Development. “This committee post will give me a greater opportunity to steer investment toward our communities, create good jobs and make our hometowns more attractive places to […]

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HARRISBURG, DEC. 12, 2008—State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today commended the Department of Labor and Industry for expanding unemployment compensation services in an effort to accelerate assistance to Pennsylvanians who have lost their jobs. “The Department has taken an important and essential step toward efficiently meeting the needs of the unemployed by increasing staff and […]

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HARRISBURG, November 20, 2008 – Sens. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York) and Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today thanked Gov. Ed Rendell for extending the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s (PHC4) work, but called on him to help address the issue statutorily. The Senators announced last month they will introduce legislation as soon as the new session […]

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November 13, 2008 —State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today released this statement regarding the death of Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll.  Senator Fontana was honored to serve as the Lt. Governor’s State Senator and represent her as she was a resident of the 42nd District. My heart, and those of many Pennsylvanians, hurts today as […]

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PITTSBURGH, OCT. 31, 2008 – State Sen. Wayne Fontana announced today that the Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, will open on Nov. 3 for individuals and families who need help paying their heating bills this winter. LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants and […]

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PITTSBURGH, OCT. 30, 2008—With the General Election less than a week away, state Sen. Wayne Fontana is encouraging Pennsylvania voters to visit VotesPA.com, the Department of State’s interactive voter education Web site. “It is important that all Pennsylvanians exercise their right to vote in this critical General Election,” Fontana said.  “This site is an excellent […]

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