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HARRISBURG, February 8, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced six state multimodal grants totaling nearly $5 million. “These state dollars will help communities advance and complete a number of important projects aimed at enhancing efficiency, safety and improving access throughout our region,” Fontana said. Fontana said the six projects include: Sharpsburg Borough […]

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HARRISBURG, February 6, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2018-19: “I applaud the governor’s proposal and spending priorities. I’m pleased that the governor is committed to again holding the line on broad-based taxes and has offered a balanced spending […]

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HARRISBURG, January 11, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today provided the following statement in response to an audit report indicating that Sto-Rox School District continues to struggle:  “It’s important to emphasize that the state Auditor General’s report pointed to financial problems that are largely out of the district’s control. There is only so […]

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Pittsburgh, January 4, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today made the following comment after UPMC and Highmark agreed to provide in-network access to community healthcare facilities that provide one-of-a-kind services. “I’m pleased by this positive and constructive development that will help put patients first. “I want to thank the leaders at Highmark […]

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Pittsburgh – December 29, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) said today that financing the repair of water and sewer laterals is in the public interest because it helps the consumer, public health and the environment, but more needs to done to help homeowners and authorities deal with the costs.  He has called on […]

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Pittsburgh, December 22, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced $13.75 million in state grants for key local development projects. “These funds will reinforce and expedite work on important projects aimed at creating jobs, bolstering investment and enhancing our region’s growing economy,” Fontana said. “I am pleased to have helped obtain state funds […]

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Brookline, December 20, 2017 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is supporting Mayor Bill Peduto’s call for Pittsburgh to free itself from state financial recovery oversight (Act 47). The city has been under Act 47 oversight since 2004. The law is aimed at helping distressed municipalities achieve financial stability. Fontana provided the following comments after today’s […]

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HARRISBURG, December 12, 2017 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is urging eligible senior citizens to make sure they file their state property tax/rent rebate application by the Jan. 2 deadline. “If you are a senior citizen, related to a senior or friends with a senior, please remind them to make sure they get their application […]

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HARRISBURG, November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced over $5 million in state grants for 10 Allegheny County projects. “This state money will help fund and advance several worthy redevelopment and recreational projects,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state resources to supplement local economic and quality of life investments.” […]

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Harrisburg – July 27, 2017 – The state Senate today approved a budget revenue package that includes state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s legislation that would allow local governments to tap various government funding sources to help citizens fund sewer and water line repairs. “I am pleased that the Senate amended my proposal into the state […]

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