SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO REINSTATE STAR REBATE CHECK PROGRAM

Creates Online Petition For Citizens To Voice Support

State Senator Joe Robach announced today that he has created an online petition on his State Senate website for citizens to register their support for reinstating the STAR Rebate Check Program.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO LAUNCHES GRASS-ROOTS PETITION DRIVE TO RESTORE STAR REBATE CHECKS

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

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SENATOR ROBACH TO FORCE VOTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL SENATE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT

Despite strict GOP adherence to Senate rules, Democrats cut off yesterday’s debate

    New York State Senator Joseph Robach today announced he will again attempt to force a vote on important domestic violence legislation that Democrats don’t want to talk about - - even resorting to sending the chamber’s Majority Leader to the floor to shut down yesterday’s debate.    

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Ranzenhofer Denounces Political Patronage

Albany, N.Y. – Senator Ranzenhofer denounced another case of political patronage today as Susan Grelick has been hired by the Senate Majority as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Local Government.  The job pays $90,000 per year. 

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SAVINO DEMANDS FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN

Joins advocates in rally for passage of NYS Fair Pay ActLegislation will make discrimination based on gender illegal

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Domestic Workers Seeking Protections

The Day In Albany

Domestic workers seeking protectionsTuesday Apr 28 1:28 PM

By LAUREN N. JOHNSON, Gazette staff writer

Domestic workers, labor leaders, and employers from around the state are demanding passage of legislation that would provide labor protections for more than 200,000 domestic workers currently employed in private homes in New York City.

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Swine Flu Update

As news reports about swine flu become more prevalent, it is important to understand the disease and know the latest information. Below are links to leading health websites providing the most up-to-date information about this disease.

In the meantime, it is important to remember that the most effective way to fight any disease is through prevention. Basic prevention strategies include:

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Savino Stands with Domestic Workers to Pass Bill of Rights

Workers and Labor Leaders Pressure Legislators to Pass Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This Session

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Staten Island's Senator Savino goes to bat for female workers

by Staten Island Advance

State Sen. Diane Savino today headlined two Albany rallies pegged to equal rights for female workers, saying "pocketbook issues" of financial equality benefit not only women but families, especially during tough economic times.

And in keeping with the theme of the day, Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) sponsored the visit of several Staten Island Girl Scout troops to the state capital, calling it a "serendipitous" confluence of events on a day that highlighted gender-equality legislation.

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