HARRISBURG, January 15, 2015 – State Senator Wayne Fontana has been named Democratic Chair of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee. “I am pleased with this committee assignment and will use my position to help cities like Pittsburgh and its outlying communities grow and thrive,” Fontana said. The Brookline lawmaker said he will help […]

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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 unopposed for the four-year term in last November’s General Election. In November, his […]

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Pittsburgh, December 3, 2014 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement after Corbett Administration officials today admitted that the state faces a nearly $ 2 billion budget shortfall: “Budgets are about choices and priorities.  Pennsylvania’s impending budget crisis is a result of bad choices and misguided priorities by the governor and […]

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Harrisburg, November 12, 2014 – State Senate Democrats today unanimously elected state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) to serve as Democratic Caucus chairman for the coming two-year legislative session. The caucus chairman sets the daily caucus agenda and leads the discussion on bills that are under consideration on the Senate floor. “I thank my colleagues […]

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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, access and flexibility. “Ride-share is an exciting transportation alternative that will revolutionize Pennsylvania’s transportation industry for years to […]

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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 has introduced legislation (Senate Bill 1457) that would legalize and regulate transportation network […]

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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 County will be introduced today in the state Senate, the bill’s author, Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) said. […]

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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 have saddled Pennsylvanians with a budget that doesn’t add up. This spending plan uses one-time […]

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