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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Harrisburg, September 17, 2007- State Sen. Wayne D. FOntana today joined Sen. Tartaglione and other colleagues as a co-sponsor of a Senate Resolution declaring “National Hispanic Heritage Month” in Pennsylvania.  “Hispanic Americans are well known for their hard work ethic, devotion to family and varied contributions to our nation’s history,” Fontana said. “Hispanic Americans have […]

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HARRISBURG, August 27, 2007 – Following a meeting today called by the Governor, State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) said he was pleased with the dialogue on the need to upgrade the Pennsylvania State Police’s computerized criminal background check system and finding dates that can accommodate all interested parties.   The State Police notified affected […]

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HARRISBURG—July 16, 2007 — The new arena planned for Pittsburgh that will be home to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the next 30 years is a step closer to reality now that the state Senate has approved funding for the $290 million facility. With bipartisan support, the Senate today approved the Gaming Economic Development and Tourism […]

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