Harrisburg – June 3, 2017 – Stunned at President Donald J. Trump’s dismissal of climate change and abandonment of the Paris climate accord, Senators Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today stated their intentions to position Pennsylvania to lead by example, absent federal leadership on environmental protection. “Like you, Mr. President, I too was […]

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State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) will join nursing professionals at a Capitol rally tomorrow in favor of legislation (Senate Bill 336) that would require hospital administrators to publicly disclose information on nursing staffing levels. The rally is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 9 at approximately 11:45 a.m. in the Main Capitol Rotunda. Bill supporters […]

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Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today said he is introducing three bills aimed at allowing 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. “My bills would give municipalities the option of […]

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Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a total of $810,800 in state grants for four area infrastructure improvement projects. “These state funds help local communities expedite improvement projects on water and wastewater systems,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state support to help our region upgrade its […]

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HARRISBURG, February 23, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today was unanimously re-elected to serve as the vice chairman of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Created in 1963 by the state legislature, PHEAA is one of the nation’s leading student aid organizations. It serves millions of […]

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Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 state budget proposal: “This is a lean budget for lean times. “In the face of a daunting deficit, the governor’s proposal would invest scarce revenues wisely while stressing spending cuts and service […]

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Brookline – January 26, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to today’s state Department of Corrections decision to close SCI-Pittsburgh: “I’m very disappointed in the Department of Corrections decision — as well as the hasty and flawed process it used to make its decision. “In its rush […]

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Harrisburg – January 25, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today introduced legislation that would require the Department of Corrections to hold a local public hearing before it could close a prison. “Closing prisons will drastically impact prison workers, rehabilitative programs, community security and local economies,” Fontana said. “There is no excuse for […]

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