Harrisburg, February 4, 2014 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 state budget proposal. “Like all budgets, there are things you like – and things you don’t. While I applaud the governor for finally proposing greater investment in job training and educational programs, I […]

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PITTSBURGH, January 30, 2014 – Flanked by people who have struggled due to state human services budget cuts, Senate Democrats today detailed their budget priorities and challenged Gov. Tom Corbett to produce a spending plan that is aligned with the needs of Pennsylvanians. Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) joined Senators Wayne Fontana (D-Brookline) and […]

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Pittsburgh, December 6, 2013 – Calling the Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II monument a fitting tribute to World War II veterans and Pittsburgh’s historic role in that war, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) took part in today’s dedication ceremony at the North Shore Riverfront Park. “This memorial conveys our appreciation, respect and devotion,” Fontana […]

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Harrisburg, November 19, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today unveiled legislation that would increase the veterans’ preference points in Civil Service testing from 10 to 15 points. The Fontana legislation, introduced as part of a previous jobs initiative, would complement the 16-bill package unveiled by fellow Senate Democrats today that would help […]

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2013 – Workforce development leaders and strategists from community colleges worked with the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today to devise a better strategy for delivering trained employees to Pennsylvania’s energy, manufacturing and other industry sectors. The policy committee travels the state to gather varied and, sometimes, groundbreaking ideas about how to respond […]

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Sen. Wayne Fontana and the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee will host a roundtable discussion at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Pittsburgh to examine how community colleges can better prepare skilled workers in energy, manufacturing and other industry sectors. WHO: Sen. Lisa Boscola, Policy Committee Chair              Sen. Wayne Fontana and members of the […]

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McKees Rocks, October 17, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is praising CSX Corporation’s announcement today that it plans to build the Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal in McKees Rocks Borough and Stowe Township after reviewing numerous sites along CSXT mainline tracks. “This decision is good news for our economy and good news toward getting people […]

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HARRISBURG, October 16, 2013 – The state Senate today unanimously approved state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Brookline) bill that would toughen child abuse reporting requirements in schools. “I am pleased by this strong bipartisan vote in the Senate and will urge my state House colleagues to act on the bill as quickly as possible,” Fontana […]

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