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HARRISBURG, PA, March 26, 2019 – Democrats from the Pennsylvania House and Senate today introduced a package of legislation aimed to curb harassment in the workplace, along with support from Governor Tom Wolf and Victim’s Advocate Jennifer Storm.       “As a caucus, we’ve worked with stakeholders and advocates and our own employees to […]

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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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HARRISBURG, February 10, 2016 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today provided the following statement on the state Senate’s attempted vote to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. The senate voted 29 to 19 in favor of recommending Kane’s removal. However, the so-called “Direct Address” removal procedure failed since the action requires a two-thirds […]

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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 my view, we should explore combined and creative ways to use available and prospective resources […]

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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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HARRISBURG, February 7, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2012-13 state budget proposal: “Less than a week after we celebrated Groundhog Day, Pennsylvanians had a ‘Groundhog Day’ moment of another kind as Governor Corbett outlined his 2012-13 state budget yesterday. Apparently, the governor […]

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HARRISBURG, January 25, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) issued the following statement after joining with his Senate Democratic colleagues to unveil this year’s budget priorities. “Right now it is more important than ever to continue the fight to protect Pennsylvania’s working families, children, and seniors.  We must continue to focus our efforts […]

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Brookline, January 10, 2011 — Citing the current reassessment process in Allegheny County as “unworkable, burdensome, expensive and inaccurate,” state Senator Wayne D. Fontana today asked county Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. to delay its implementation. In his letter to Judge Wettick, Fontana urged him to delay implementation until the General Assembly can craft a […]

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BROOKLINE, January 6, 2012 – State Senator Wayne D. Fontana today reminded constituents in the current 22nd House District that he is available to assist with state business as the current district is moved to Lehigh County.

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BROOKLINE, January 5, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement concerning Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s reassessment announcement: “I was proud to stand with the County Executive today as he announced the certification of assessed values based on the 2002 tax year.  Our residents and elected officials have gone […]

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