Brookline, December 20, 2017 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is supporting Mayor Bill Peduto’s call for Pittsburgh to free itself from state financial recovery oversight (Act 47). The city has been under Act 47 oversight since 2004. The law is aimed at helping distressed municipalities achieve financial stability. Fontana provided the following comments after today’s […]

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HARRISBURG, December 12, 2017 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is urging eligible senior citizens to make sure they file their state property tax/rent rebate application by the Jan. 2 deadline. “If you are a senior citizen, related to a senior or friends with a senior, please remind them to make sure they get their application […]

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HARRISBURG, November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced over $5 million in state grants for 10 Allegheny County projects. “This state money will help fund and advance several worthy redevelopment and recreational projects,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state resources to supplement local economic and quality of life investments.” […]

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Earlier this summer, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed my Senate Bill 656 (SB 656)that would allow local governments to tap government funding sources to help citizens fund sewer and waterline repairs — especially when public health or safety are at risk.  Given the lengthy process it takes sometimes for bills to pass the General Assembly, I […]

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Ballot Question

On October 27, 2017 By

I want to let voters know that a ballot question will appear before them when going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Voters will be asked if they are in support of amending the state constitution to allow local taxing authorities, counties, municipalities, and school districts the ability to increase the homestead exemption from […]

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Harrisburg – July 27, 2017 – The state Senate today approved a budget revenue package that includes state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s legislation that would allow local governments to tap various government funding sources to help citizens fund sewer and water line repairs. “I am pleased that the Senate amended my proposal into the state […]

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Harrisburg – June 21, 2017 – The Senate today unanimously approved two bills sponsored by state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) that would allow local governments to tap government funding sources to help citizens fund sewer and water line repairs — especially when public health or safety are at risk. “The Senate’s vote today signals […]

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