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SENATOR DIANE SAVINO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF THE COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE

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.

 

June 23, 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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NY1 Covers Senator Savino's push for Caroline's Law

Thank you to Caroline's Parents for being activists on this issue.

March 18, 2011
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December 9, 2010
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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the NYC Wedding March 2010

Watch Senator Savino speak on the issue of gay marriage on September 26 at the 7th NYC Wedding March.

From: http://www.vimeo.com/15404557

October 22, 2010
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PROTECTING NEW YORK’S DRINKING WATER

Senator Savino Joins Democratic Colleagues, Actor Mark Ruffalo, Residents & Advocates to Urge Moratorium on Gas Drilling Which Could Pollute NYC’s Drinking Water (New York, NY) Gas drilling in New York could contaminate the drinking water of more than 12 million NYC-area residents. Putting public safety over the interests of gas companies, the Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation mandating a temporary moratorium on gas drilling (“hydro-fracking”) to ensure adequate time to research safety measures and regulations.  The Senate, on August 3, 2010, overwhelmingly passed S8129B/Thompson by a vote of 48-9.

August 11, 2010
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Senator Diane J. Savino Discusses the Wage Theft Bill and Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on WBAI's "Building Bridges

Listen to Senator Diane J. Savino discussing the Wage Theft Bill and Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on WBAI's "Building Bridges".

July 16, 2010
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Senator Diane J. Savino's Comments on the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

"Today the New York State Legislature passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, making New York a leader again in worker protections. Domestic Workers, who have fought for years for dignity and respect in the workplace, are trailblazers and you will soon see states across the country follow suit," said Senator Diane J. Savino.

July 1, 2010
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Senate Majority Passes Historic Bill to Protect Domestic Workers

Law to give basic labor protections to over 200,000 employees working in private homes

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (S2311D/Savino) making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.

June 1, 2010
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New York State Senate Majority "Domestic Workers" News Conference 6/1/10

Watch the NYS Senate conference on Domestic Workers

June 1, 2010
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Press Conference Live Coverage: Domestic Workers

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

June 1, 2010
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