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Harrisburg, November 14, 2018 – State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) to serve as Democratic Caucus chairman for the upcoming two-year legislative session. The caucus chairman sets the daily caucus agenda and leads the discussion on legislation under consideration on the Senate floor. “I am honored that my Senate […]

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HARRISBURG, November 14, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced state grants totaling $952,500 for six local environmental/recreational projects. “I’m pleased that these state dollars will support local efforts to enhance parks and other recreational facilities,” Fontana said. “A sound environmental and recreational foundation is an essential part of a community’s appeal.” The […]

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BROOKLINE, November 8, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana today announced a $300,000 state grant for Giant Eagle, Inc. to buy 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, saving more than 355,000 gasoline gallon equivalents per year. “This grant program helps businesses convert to cheaper and more environmentally friendly fuels,” Fontana said. “I am pleased to […]

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BROOKLINE, November 7, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) today condemned those who have been posting hate propaganda in the Brookline community. The senator made the following statement: “Posting messages that advocate hatred and violence in our community is despicable and will not be tolerated. We cannot welcome Patriot Front or any white supremacist […]

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Harrisburg, PA – October 2018 – Sen. Wayne Fontana (D- Allegheny County) is pleased to announce that $300,000 in School Safety and Security grants were awarded to school districts in the senatorial district through the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Through this program, districts will have additional tools […]

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HARRISBURG, October 17, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) today lauded Senate passage of a bill (House Bill 645) that would double the state’s tax credit program aimed at encouraging businesses to invest in community revitalization efforts. Fontana sponsored the Senate version (Senate Bill 512) of the legislation. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program (Nap) provides […]

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HARRISBURG, October 17, 2018 – State Senators Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny), Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) today announced $49 million in state funds to replace 28,000 residential lead lateral connections in Pittsburgh. “I am pleased that state dollars will be used to fund and expedite this important lead lateral and service line replacement […]

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Op-Ed Column by State Senator Wayne Fontana I was raised Catholic and spent all 12 years of schooling in Catholic schools. As an adult, I was married in the Catholic Church, raised my children in the faith and sent them to Catholic school. I still firmly believe in God, but my trust and respect for […]

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PITTSBURGH, September 27, 2018 – Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Pittsburgh) today received the Clean Water Action organization’s “Dewey Award.” The award is granted to individuals who are proven champions of the environment within their community. “Throughout my legislative career, I have been proud to work with my colleagues to improve water quality, air quality and […]

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HARRISBURG, September 24, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today urged his legislative colleagues to pass legislation that would expand the state’s statute of limitations, enabling more child sexual abuse victims to seek justice. “Considering the harrowing issues children must deal with in these abuse cases, we must all understand that these civil and […]

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