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HARRISBURG, July 3, 2008 — State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (DAllegheny) is reminding workers and employers that the final step in Pennsylvania’s phased-in minimum wage took effect July 1. The minimum wage rose to $7.15 for virtually all Pennsylvania workers after two years of gradual increases intended to give small business a chance to adjust. […]

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HARRISBURG, June 23 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today reminded senior citizens that they now have until December 31 to file for the state’s expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program. “Gaming revenues have enabled us to significantly expand the benefits and eligibility for PTRR,” Fontana said.  “With this filing deadline extension, I urge seniors […]

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Says Current Bill Would Have Blocked Tougher Allegheny County Ban HARRISBURG, June 4, 2008 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) said the Senate took bipartisan action today in favor of a stronger statewide smoking ban that would protect Allegheny County’s right to have a tougher local smoking ordinance. By a 31-19 vote, the Senate […]

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PITTSBURGH, MAY 30, 2008 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today joined Governor Rendell, DCNR Secretary DiBerardinis and representatives of the PA Historical & Museum Commission, Riverlife Task Force, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open 23 acres of the 36 acre Point State Park to the public.  “It […]

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HARRISBURG, May 13, 2008 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana and Rep. Jesse White today announced the joint introduction of legislation creating the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.  Senate Bill 1354 and House Bill 2474 would require employers to notify employees that they may be eligible for the federal EITC and would also […]

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HARRISBURG, April 23, 2008 – – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today reminded students and their families that May 1 is the filing deadline for the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to determine eligibility for Pennsylvania’s need-based state grant. “With college costs going up year after year, I urge students […]

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HARRISBURG, April 21, 2008 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana is hosting a special baby fair this Saturday for new and expectant families. Entitled “Hey Baby!” the free event will be held twice this Saturday, April 26 at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. The first session will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The session will then […]

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PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2008 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today urged citizens to make sure they are positioned to receive a federal stimulus check this year. “People need to understand that it is not too late to qualify for a stimulus check,” Fontana said. “While most citizens who file a 2007 federal income tax […]

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HARRISBURG, April 8, 2008 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today announced that veterans of the Persian Gulf Conflict can obtain a bonus application at any of his local district offices. “It is important that we honor the commitment and sacrifice of all war veterans,” Fontana said. “I am pleased to have supported this bonus […]

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