SENATOR DIANE SAVINO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF THE COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE
ALBANY, NY -- Today, Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn), sponsor of the Compassionate Care Act (S.7923 / A.6357), joined with members of the New York State Senate in voting overwhelmingly to establish a safe and regulated medical marijuana program in New York State. The Senate vote comes one day after a three-way agreement was struck between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders, making New York the 23rd state in the nation that now will operate such a program.
Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 23rd Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
SENATE CO-LEADER JEFF KLEIN AND INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE DELIVER MAJOR VICTORIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES AS PART OF NEW YORK STATE BUDGET AGREEMENT
Budget Package Includes Many of the IDC's Legislative Priorities Outlined in IDC’s "Affordable NY" Agenda
ALBANY, NY -- As part of the final 2014-2015 budget, Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) hailed a series of major legislative accomplishments that will help make New York more affordable for working class residents. The budget framework includes many of the IDC's original proposals that were introduced as part of its "Affordable NY" agenda released earlier this year.
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Savino Hails State Budget Passage
Senator Diane J. Savino (Staten Island/Brooklyn - D, WF, I) a member of the Independent Democratic Conference, part of the Senate Majority Coalition hailed the passage of New York State’s fourth on time budget in a row. With a 5.3% increase in education spending this budget stills holds spending increases under 2%.
INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE RELEASE EXTENSIVE REPORT HIGHLIGHTING THE RISING LIVING COSTS FACING NEW YORK SENIORS AND OUTLINES SENATE BUDGET PROPOSALS TO HELP MAKE NEW YORK MORE AFFORDABLE
Senate Budget Plan Provides Financial Relief Measures that will Expand Prescription Drug Coverage, Implement a Paid Family and Caregiver Leave Program, and Protect Seniors from Crushing Utility Rate and Rent Increases
SENATOR DIANE J. SAVINO ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Staten Island/Brooklyn - Senator Diane J. Savino (Democrat-District 23) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
Joining Assemblyman Matthew Titone and Council Members
Domenic Recchia, James Oddo and Debi Rose at the announcement of $1.5 million
in funds for the completion of the new Eden II school at 15 Beach Street which
will contribute to the renaissance of Stapleton as a thriving business and
entertainment hub. In addition, the funds added tot he half a million I
was able to allocate will provide people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities with a state of the art facility so they can grow and
Please take a moment to read my Staten Island Railway Rider Report; just as in my past reports, I go right to the commuter, and the commuters have spoken, it is my hope is they will once again be heard. Most Staten Island Railway riders noted the lack of newsstands and metro card machines, litter, closed waiting rooms, darkness and lack of security cameras or personnel at their stations, while bemoaning the deteriorating connections to their buses and ferry connections. The report will be distributed to commuters, elected officials, transportation advocates, and Administration officials.
Today, the Independent Democratic Conference released its 2013 Working Women's Agenda, a five point plan to build a stronger future for New York’s working women and their families. As part of the IDC’s agenda, the conference also released a comprehensive report entitled Building a Stronger Future for New York’s Working Women that details the impact each proposal will have on New York’s workforce.
Patient advocates – including patients who use marijuana for medical purposes – and health care professionals rallied on the steps of City Hall today to support legislation allowing medical use of marijuana in New York. Patients suffering from severe debilitating or life-threatening conditions could be treated with medical marijuana under legislation introduced by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and Senator Diane J. Savino. New York’s bill A. 6357/S.4406 is co-sponsored by 68 other legislators. The bill was recently reported from the Assembly Health Committee by 21-4, including 3 of the Committee’s 7 Republicans voting in favor.
Senator Diane Savino (D- 23rd District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.
“Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working families to meet their required expenses with scholarships as well as with student loans, available financial aid, and personal contributions,” said Senator Savino. “I highly recommend that our area’s students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”