Issues: New York City

State Sen. Diane Savino says governor should rethink threat to veto ethics bill

By Judy L. Randall January 22, 2010, 7:41AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday the governor should "think twice" before he makes a "tremendous mistake" by vetoing the ethics reform bill that Albany lawmakers of both houses passed handily earlier this week.

"He can threaten, but it passed with overwhelming support," said Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) of the veto-proof bill. "Instead of setting up another showdown with the Legislature, he should be working with us."

January 22, 2010
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January 7, 2010
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Inauguration 2010: A Day Of Celebration And Service

Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson, President Pro-Tem Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Eric T. Schneiderman joined Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg, Comptroller-elect John Liu and Public Advocate-elect Bill DeBlasio at their January 1 Inauguration Ceremony at City Hall for a day of celebration and service.

January 4, 2010
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Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins To Hold Public Hearing On The Waterfront Commission Of New York Harbor

(New York, NY)- New York State Senator Bill Perkins, Chair of the  Senate’s Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, announced a hearing to be held Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:00 A.M.

October 15, 2009
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L.E.S. ‘beach pier’ won’t see W.T.C. steel storage

Feature article in The Downtown Express

By Julie Shapiro

The Port Authority scrapped its plan to use Pier 42 for a staging area for World Trade Center construction after an outcry from local residents and elected officials.

October 2, 2009
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Planning for Responsible Development in Carroll Gardens

As a resident and a representative of Carroll Gardens, I continue to support a comprehensive, contextual rezoning of the entire community, from the Gowanus Canal to the water. 

File: 
Carroll_Gardens_rezoning_CPC_testimony-1.pdf

September 18, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER COMMEMORATING SEPTEMBER 11TH

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

September 11, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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Statement By The New York State Senate Majority Conference Commemorating September 11th

“Eight years ago, we witnessed the most horrific terrorist attack ever launched on our nation’s soil. Thousands lost their lives and millions were left shaken with despair. Though our resolve to co-exist in a free and tolerant society was tested, our courage and commitment to band together was never in question.

September 11, 2009
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SENATOR PARKER PRESENTS CALYPSONIAN FOUNDATION WITH $1,000 CHECK

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

September 3, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY NORMAN SIEGEL CONVENED A PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL ON THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS TO CONDUCT ITS OWN CONCRETE TESTING IN THE WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AND INDICTMENTS OF PRIVATE TESTERS

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY NORMAN SIEGEL CONVENED A PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL ON THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS TO CONDUCT ITS OWN CONCRETE TESTING IN THE WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AND INDICTMENTS OF PRIVATE TESTERS

September 3, 2009
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Advocating for Faster, More Efficient Graffiti Removal in New York City

New Council Legislation Will Allow Faster, More Efficient Graffiti Clean Up in the City

September 2, 2009
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Senator Adams Holds Press Conference Calling on NYC Department of Buildings to Conduct its Own Tests in the Wake of Allegations Against Private Testers

PRESS RELEASE

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS CALLS ON THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS TO CONDUCT ITS OWN CONCRETE TESTING IN THE WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AND INDICTMENTS OF PRIVATE TESTERS.  THE INTEGRITY OF NEW YORK CITY STRUCTURES MUST BE ASSURED AND THE SAFETY OF MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS MUST BE GUARANTEED.

August 1, 2009
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