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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HERSHEY (June 22, 2007) – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana, D-Pittsburgh, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Commission by Senate Democratic Minority Leader Robert Mellow. “As someone deeply involved in my own Brookline community in Pittsburgh, I appreciate the strong community roots maintained by our state’s eight public television stations. I […]

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HARRISBURG, June 20, 2007 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today said he will insist that a continual and dependable funding source for mass transit be part of any transportation funding remedy. “State government should be doing more to encourage mass transit, not less,” Fontana said following yesterday’s Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing. “While […]

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HARRISBURG, June 19, 2007 –State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (DAllegheny) is urging men and women interested in law enforcement careers to visit a new web site from the State Police that provides information on becoming an officer. The new site, www.patrooper.com, provides answers to many  frequently asked questions about the cadet recruitment process and the […]

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HARRISBURG, May 8, 2007 – Calling it a step toward making state government more efficient and accountable, state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today voted for several legislative reform bills that were reported out of the State Government Committee. “These measures are aimed at making the General Assembly more efficient and responsive to the public,” […]

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PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2007 –(D-Brookline) today joined representatives of Allegheny County’s Child Advocacy Center – A Child’s Place – to announce funding of a new website to assist individuals working with child abuse victims. “It’s particularly appropriate that we announce this funding now as we recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pennsylvania,” Fontana […]

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HARRISBURG, January 16, 2007 –- Families with college students should act now to file for financial aid, said state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana. FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is used to determine eligibility for federal, state and collegiate-level student aid. “A college education is a very expensive endeavor, and I encourage students […]

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HARRISBURG, January 2, 2007 – A bipartisan group of state Senators representing Allegheny County today pledged to help solve the Port Authority Transit’s (PAT) financial problems. State Senators Jay Costa, Jane Orie, Sean Logan, John Pippy, and Wayne Fontana said they will work to prevent lay-offs and service cuts, but said the solution to the […]

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