Workers who staff E-ZPass center vote to join union But contractor, a firm based in D.C., is challenging results of election

Workers who staff E-ZPass center vote to join unionBut contractor, a firm based in D.C., is challenging results of electionFriday, July 10, 2009By MAURA YATESADVANCE STAFF WRITERSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Employees of Affiliated Computer Services, the company that provides service for New York's E-ZPass Customer Service Center in Travis, celebrated what they called a "victory" last night, after the majority of the workers voted to join the Communications Workers of America, Local 1102.

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Senator Savino Supports Rights of EZ Pass Workers to Organize

*******STATEMENT REGARDING EZ PASS CHALLENGE OF EMPLOYEE VOTE TO JOIN CWA**********

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Winner: Fight for Upstate Back On

Albany, N.Y., July 9–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) issued the following statement today on the Senate leadership change:

“It’s not a good day for the concerns and challenges facing upstate New York.

“For now. we’re about to return to a state government under one-party, one-region, downstate control. 

“This year’s state budget still stands as proof that upstate New York’s taxpayers, employers, workers, and families don’t get a fair shake in a state government under one-party, one-region, downstate control.

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Select Committee receives staff report on New York State's business and banking taxes

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform has received a staff report detailing the key findings and conclusions from its public hearings on New York State’s businesses tax in Rochester on April 30 and New York City on May 21.

File: 
Staff Report

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Statement by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

“We said that by Thursday this thing will end, and as promised, the Four Amigos have brought an end to the stalemate that has paralyzed the New York State legislature for weeks. The Amigos have brought Senator Pedro Espada back to the Democratic Conference where we prevail in the majority.

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Saving Taxpayers’ Dollars by Consolidating our Local Governments

Saving your tax dollars is one of my top priorities. That is why I recently voted “yes” on a bill to empower citizens and local officials to significantly reduce the size and cost of their local governments. The bill, which I cosponsored, passed the New York State Senate and Assembly, and was signed into law by the Governor.

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MAJORITY CONFERENCE TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

WHERE : Majority Conference Room 322, Capitol
 
WHEN : Thursday, July 9, 2009 @ 4 PM
 
**Press Conference can be viewed live on the internet at
http://nysenate.gov
 
****Event will be fed live via satellite. Coordinates:

Location

Majority Conference Room 322, Capitol Albany, NY 12247
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S APPOINTMENT OF A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is responding to Governor David A. Paterson’s appointment of Richard Ravitch to serve as New York’s Lieutenant Governor:

 

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A NON-PARTISAN SOLUTION TO GETTING THE SENATE BACK TO WORK

 

    For years I have fought against the leadership driven nature of the State Senate and Assembly.  I fought against it when the Republicans were in charge, fought against it when the Democrats were in charge, and am fighting now harder than ever to reform  Albany and end the politics as usual that have paralyzed the State Senate.

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