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By Sen. Wayne D. Fontana

Most college students look forward to summer break and a reprieve from the classroom, but few have the resources to take the “summer off” from one of their most difficult challenges: paying for their education. 

A postsecondary education can be expensive, but it is an investment worth making.  Whether a student attends the Community College of Allegheny County, learns a trade, or receives a four-year degree from the University of Pittsburgh, education is the key to a better future.

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Pittsburgh, August 1, 2019 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a total of $15 million in state grants for 17 Pittsburgh development projects. “These state dollars will support and speed up progress on innovative projects that will help create jobs, attract investment and strengthen our region’s growing economy,” Fontana said. “I will continue […]

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Harrisburg, June 24, 2019 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in response to the Highmark/UPMC consent decree extension: “Today’s announcement is a victory for patients, medical access and quality care throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. I applaud the many advocates, government colleagues and officials from both Highmark and UPMC for their […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. − June 24, 2019 − Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today jointly sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting a disaster declaration for gun violence in the Commonwealth. “We believe it is necessary to raise the public’s awareness of the massive loss of human life and the suffering inflicted on […]

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Harrisburg PA – June 4, 2019 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Sara Innamorato (D-Pittsburgh) led House and Senate Democrats in announcing several voting reform proposals Tuesday in the Main Capitol Rotunda.  The legislators were joined by a large group of advocates and supporters pushing for automatic voter registration, no excuse absentee voting, […]

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State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) will make a funding announcement at this Saturday’s Memorial Service in Beechview. The service will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at the Beechview Memorial Monument Parklet, Broadway and Shiras Avenues. Your coverage is welcome and encouraged.

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    Harrisburg, May 7, 2019 – Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne/Carbon) and legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure held a press conference today to discuss the legislative recommendations that were part of ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure.’ […]

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PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2019 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Brookline), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today in Pittsburgh on strategies for combatting climate change by reducing methane gas emissions. “Methane has a huge impact on global warming,” Costa said. “As […]

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Harrisburg, March 26, 2019 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a total of $2.25 million in state grant funds for five Allegheny County projects. “This state support complements local efforts improve, redevelop and step up important local projects,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state dollars to help fund and expedite worthy […]

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HARRISBURG, February 5, 2019 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $34.1 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2019-20: “I am encouraged by the governor’s budget proposal for its emphasis on strengthening a skilled, educated workforce that will grow and attract businesses throughout the state. I’m also pleased […]

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