Pittsburgh, Pa. − August 27, 2018 − Senators Jay Costa, Jr. and Wayne D. Fontana jointly congratulated the Pittsburgh School District on the award of $1.6 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to support school improvement. “I want to not only congratulate but also thank the Pittsburgh School District for continuing to innovate the way […]

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Open House on Addiction

On August 22, 2018 By

State Senator Wayne Fontana invites you to an Open House on Addiction! The event will be held on September 12 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Teamsters Temple located at 4701 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Join us for an informational open house for those suffering from any form of substance addiction and for their family, friends […]

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HARRISBURG, August 1, 2018 — Looking to stop the spread of undetectable and untraceable 3D-printed guns, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) plan to introduce a bill to ensure Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act applies to 3D-printed guns. The proposal from Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana would amend the definition of a “firearm” in Pennsylvania’s […]

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Brookline, July 12, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced that five local communities will receive a total of more than $4.5 million in state grant funds for roadway signal light improvements. “These funds will upgrade traffic signals — improving safety and reliability,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state funds to […]

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Harrisburg, June 22, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on the passage of the 2018-19 state budget: “I am pleased with this bipartisan spending plan. It holds the line on taxes, keeps spending under the inflation level and staves off future financial problems by putting dollars aside in […]

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Harrisburg, May 24, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today said he is pleased with the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) board decision to use additional reserve funds to maintain grants to students at the current amounts. Without the action, it was anticipated that grant support to students would be cut by up […]

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Harrisburg, May 23, 2018 – The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Wayne Fontana’s legislation that would require that working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms be installed in childcare centers that use fireplaces or oil/gas-fired furnaces. “With alarms costing an average of about $20 to $50, this relatively inexpensive mandate would help save lives,” Fontana said. […]

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Upcoming Shredding Events

On March 16, 2018 By

I want to alert everyone about two upcoming shredding events.  On Saturday, April 7, together with Representative Dan Deasy and Green Tree Borough, we are hosting a shredding event in the parking lot at Green Tree Park from 9 a.m. – noon.  Then on Saturday, April 14, along with Rep. Deasy and Crafton and Ingram […]

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Upcoming Job Fair

On February 26, 2018 By

On Thursday, March 15, with Rep. Dan Deasy and in partnership with Building Bridges for Business and U.S. Probation & Pre Trial Services, we will be hosting a Job Fair for any interested job seekers.  The Job Fair is being held in the Social Hall at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located at 1810 Belasco […]

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Inaction is Not an Option

On February 22, 2018 By

Americans are fed up with this nation’s gun violence epidemic. It is intolerable.

Horrific accounts of deranged mass murderers using military-grade assault weapons to indiscriminately spray bullets into crowds of innocent people has become part of the regular news cycle. Lives are lost, families are destroyed and communities paralyzed.

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