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Fontana Opens Local Mobile Offices to Reach More Constituents

HARRISBURG, February 3, 2015 – In an effort to make his staff and local services more convenient and accessible for constituents, state Senator Wayne D. Fontana is opening two new mobile offices. “Redistricting has changed some of the communities I represent,” Fontana...

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Fontana Sworn in to Another Senate Term

HARRISBURG, January 6, 2015 – With family, friends and supporters on hand, State Senator Wayne Fontana took the oath of office today and pledged to continue fighting for jobs, economic investment and tax relief. First elected in 2005, the Brookline lawmaker ran...

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Fontana Supports Ride-share Companies at PUC Hearing

Harrisburg, August 28, 2014 – Urging the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to grant ride-share companies Uber and Lyft permanent operating licenses, State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today testified that the businesses provide citizens more transportation options,...

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Fontana Applauds PUC Vote on Temporary Ride-Share Licensing

Brookline – July 24, 2014 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today said he was pleased by the five-member Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) unanimous vote today to allow Uber and Lyft to continue providing so-called “ride-share” service in Allegheny County. Fontana, who...

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Fontana Introduces Ride-Sharing Legislation

Resolution calling for immediate PUC action also proposed Harrisburg – July 8, 2014 – Legislation that would provide a remedy to the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) ruling that bars Uber and Lyft from offering ride-sharing transportation alternatives in Allegheny...

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Fontana Calls State Budget a Sham

HARRISBURG, June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today provided the following comment after the state Senate approved the 2014-15 fiscal year budget (House Bill 2328): “Apart from the usual misguided priorities, I’m alarmed that so-called fiscal conservatives...

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Fontana Comments on Highmark-UPMC Agreement

HARRISBURG, June 27, 2014 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to the announced Highmark-UPMC health insurance coverage agreement: “Today’s announcement is good step forward. It will help allay fears and preserve...

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Fontana Pays Tribute to Legendary Steelers Coach Chuck Noll

HARRISBURG, June 20, 2014 – Speaking on the Senate floor, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana gave the following remarks in tribute to the late legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll: “Mr. President, I rise to offer this resolution that pays tribute to legendary Pittsburgh...

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Op-ed: My Idea for Saving the August Wilson Center

As the fate of Pittsburgh’s treasured August Wilson Center for African American Culture inches closer to foreclosure, it is time to step back from this pitched battle between bidders, bankers and community authorities and examine amicable and innovative solutions. In...

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Fontana Child Abuse Reporting Bill Set to Become Law

HARRISBURG, May 7, 2014 – The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Brookline) bill that would toughen child abuse reporting requirements in schools. Senate Bill 31 now goes to the governor for enactment. “This bill will help protect our...

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