HARRISBURG, March 18, 2008 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) joined with other legislators and the CompetePA Coalition at a news conference in Harrisburg today to generate support for Senate Bill 1229, the High-Tech & Manufacturing Stimulus Act.  The bill is designed to help Pennsylvania compete successfully for new jobs and investments by addressing business […]

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HARRISBURG, March 14, 2008 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced that he will introduce legislation that allow municipalities additional tools to address costs associated with providing essential services where the municipality contains a large percentage of tax exempt property.  Fontana said that the bill, currently being circulated for co-sponsors, is intended as […]

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HARRISBURG, March 12, 2008 – – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) and Senator Rob Wonderling (R-Bucks/Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) took part in the third annual Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Neighborhood Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol and honored the network with a Senate Resolution. Fontana and Wonderling said they were happy to present PPTN with Senate […]

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PITTSBURGH, February 8, 2008 – – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today urged college-bound students to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. “The cost of college can be very daunting,” Fontana said. “I urge students and their families to explore all prospective grant and loan programs.” […]

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HARRISBURG, January 18, 2008 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) applauded the Senate Finance Committee for action earlier this week to move Senate Bill 1229, the High-Tech & Manufacturing Stimulus Act, to the full Senate for consideration. The bill, introduced by Senator Fontana and Senator Pat Browne, changes the formula for the corporate net income […]

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HARRISBURG, January 18, 2008 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny), yesterday, joined Department of Community & Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky in an announcement of a $200,000 state grant to allow the City to complete a comprehensive, coordinate plan for growth of its neighborhoods. The support of the Strategic Community Planning in Pittsburgh Project will […]

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HARRISBURG, January 15, 2008 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) joined his Senate Democratic colleagues today in calling for the General Assembly to provide health insurance to all Pennsylvanians by Valentine’s Day. The “Have a Heart” Campaign was begun in late December when attempts to tie legislation regarding doctors’ malpractice assistance to passage of health […]

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HARRISBURG, NOV. 8, 2007- Low-income families struggling to pay their home heating bills this winter can now apply for heating assistance online, according to state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny). Pennsylvanians can download the LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) application by visiting Senator Fontana’s Web site, www.senatorfontana.com, and click on the LIHEAP Application […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Matt Smith and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, both D-Allegheny announced that Port Authority Transit will add additional bus runs in St. Clair Heights, effective Nov. 18.“Representative Smith and I heard from our constituents that the present bus service was not adequate to meet the needs of those who have […]

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HARRISBURG, OCTOBER 3, 2007 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today was named to the 15-member state Senate Committee on Energy Policies for the Special Session on Energy.“This special session will help determine how the state can move closer to energy independence and be better positioned to attract new economic development projects in rapidly growing […]

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