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EARTH DAY 2014 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 23

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:

Angela OrozcoGrade 6I.S. 98

April 17, 2014
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Attention: Homeowners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the deadline to file your claim for flood damage is April 28, 2014.

 Please call the number on the attached flyer to schedule an appointment time.

 

April 4, 2014
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SENATE CO-LEADER JEFF KLEIN AND INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE DELIVER MAJOR VICTORIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES AS PART OF NEW YORK STATE BUDGET AGREEMENT

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.

 

April 2, 2014
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Savino Hails State Budget Passage

For immediate release March 17, 2014

For further information please contact Michael Arvanites at 917-816-1123

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%.

March 31, 2014
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IDC RELEASE EXTENSIVE REPORT HIGHLIGHTING THE RISING LIVING COSTS FACING NEW YORK SENIORS AND OUTLINES SENATE BUDGET PROPOSALS TO HELP MAKE NEW YORK MORE AFFORDABLE

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

 

March 19, 2014
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SENATOR DIANE J. SAVINO ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

 

March 17, 2014
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December 17, 2013
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IDC: Making New York Affordable

Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein outlines the IDC's legislative proposals to Make New York Affordable.

The plan includes legislative proposals: 

Making New York More Affordable to Raise a Family by providing child care tax credits and paid family leave

Making it more affordable to get an Education through the creation of a Pre-paid College Tuition Plan and a increasing the exclusion for tax credit for NY College Choice Tuition Savings Plan

Making it More Affordable to Work In New York by expanding access to Federal Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

December 13, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant, 

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. 

December 6, 2013
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Announcement of Funds for the Completion of the new Eden II School on Staten Island

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
thrive.  

September 20, 2013
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State Senator Diane J. Savino’s 2013 Staten Island Railway Rider Report

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.

Sincerely,

Diane J. Savino
State Senator
23rd District

July 9, 2013
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Senator Savino and Independent Democratic Conference Releases Five Point Working Women’s Agenda

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.

June 13, 2013
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The New York State Summer Reading Program

Please visit www.nyread.com to learn more about the New York State Summer Reading Program.

May 20, 2013
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Patient Advocates & Health Care Professionals Rally for Medical Marijuana Bill

LEGISLATION HAS BROAD PUBLIC SUPPORT

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.

April 25, 2013
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SENATOR DIANE SAVINO ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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.”

April 16, 2013
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Old South Ferry Station Set To Open Next Week For Staten Island Ferry Riders

The lesson here is never to give up on a good idea. The station is old and it only serves the first five cars, but, it beats having nothing until the new South Ferry Station reopens. Thanks to MTA interim President Thomas Pendergast and the Governor for hearing my call to help tens of thousands of Island commuters.

Staten Island Advance Article, March 28, 2013

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Get ready to move to the first five cars of the 1 Train, Staten Island.

March 28, 2013
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