Senator Sampson Supports Student Literacy and Learning

ALBANY, NY -- Sen. John L. Sampson wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

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SENATE HOLDS ROCHESTER HEARING ON CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX REFORM

Fiscal Policy Institute, Unshackle Upstate, and others to testify on creating a fairer business tax code

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Swine Influenza: What New Yorkers Need To Know

What is swine influenza? Swine flu is a respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks in pigs. There have been reports of serious illness and deaths due to swine flu in Mexico, but the recently confirmed cases in the United States have been mild.

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Swine Flu Information

 

Click on Swine Flu prevention tips and hotline PDF for more information.

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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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