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Senator Savino's Comments Objecting to Furlough Language in Governor's Budget Extender

Please click on the video to see my remarks made during last week's vote on a Senate Resolution objecting to the Governor's proposal to illegally furlough almost 100,000 state workers. 

May 17, 2010
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State Senator Diane Savino Calls for Passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Act

(New York)- State Senator Diane J. Savino,  joined State Senator Peralta, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly member Jeff Aubry, Make the Road New York,  The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union,  United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 in calling  for the passage of the The Wage Theft Prevention Act, S7050 (Savino), A10163( Heastie).

May 13, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

Addendum E :  Please note time and location change.

May 18, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Statement on the Staten Island Ferry Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    Contact: Ana Tinsly

May 8, 2010
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Senator Savino's Opening Remarks at Hearing on Matrimonial Laws

Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws Enhance the Integrity and Efficiency of Courtrooms, Facilitate  Equitable Settlements, Reduce Acrimony and Tension between Divorcing Partners,Protect the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Improve Support for Domestic Violence Victims (Albany, NY) Yesterday, Senator Diane J. Savino joined her colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority, in a hearing on matrimonial law reform. The hearing focused on: •         No-fault divorce

May 7, 2010
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Senate Task Force Probes "Suspicious" DOT Overtime

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - A Senate Task Force is targeting what members call "suspicious overtime" at the New York State Department of Transportation. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

May 7, 2010
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Senators: NYSDOT Made Suspicious Overtime Payments

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency is spotlighting a whistleblower who gave them a tip about some Department of Transportation motor vehicle inspectors.The claim isn't that people lied and didn't do the work, but rather that no one stepped up to stop them from racking up so many hours.The task force calls it a "dysfunctional use of overtime" that allowed 152 motor vehicle inspectors to earn more than a million dollars in overtime last year, not all of legit.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 512 LOB

May 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senate Hearing on Labor Practices at the Staten Island EZ Pass Center

The right for workers to organize for mutual aid and protection is one of our most time-honored traditions in this country. Unfortunately, some businesses choose to not play by the rules. Here is a NY1 story on a Senate Hearing, we held on unfair labor practices at the EZ Pass Center in Staten Island.

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May 3, 2010
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Senator Diane J. Savino Hosts 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration

(STATEN ISLAND) — State Senator Diane J. Savino hosted, Friday, April 30th, the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”, originally scheduled for February, but postponed due to weather conditions.  The event, co-sponsored by the College of Staten Island and Con Edison, featured keynote speaker NYC Council member Debi Rose, who is the first African American elected official in Staten Island.   Councilmember Rose screened a video her office produced, depicting both historical and everyday heroes.

May 3, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 512 LOB

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April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Savino Kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week

Renewed call for state legislation to criminalize work-zone incidents

April 22, 2010
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Sen. Savino Hosts Virtual Town Hall from Albany on Transportation

By Doug Auer STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane J. Savino fielded questions from constituents last night during a live virtual town hall meeting hosted from the Senate floor in Albany.The hour-long session featured Sen. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) responding to transportation concerns submitted via phone calls, Facebook.com and e-mails from people living in the 23rd Senate District."For the people of Staten Island, there are studies that show that we have the highest commute in the nation -- on average," she said.

April 22, 2010
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Staten Island Politicians and their BFF's

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Politicians need friends, and not just the ones who help get them re-elected. The demands of the job are grueling, the sacrifices many. Without a brigade of buddies who’ve got their backs and freely lend their support, elected officials won’t last long in this dog-eat-dog world. Yet, navigating friendships in politics is tricky. “The political landscape across the country is full of people who suffer from paranoia; that ‘Five cents going in your pocket is five cents coming out of mine,’¤” said City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore).

April 22, 2010
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Gender-equal pay pushed again in Albany

By Deborah E. YoungApril 21, 2010, 6:48AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It is an inequity that has persisted for decades -- the disparity in pay between men and women -- and Staten Island's female state lawmakers are seeking a solution.

April 21, 2010
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Panel: State DOT wastes $210M, can save $60M more

By BRYAN FITZGERALD, Special to the Times UnionFirst published in print: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010
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Drive for work-zone safety invokes slain Island paver

By Maura YatesApril 20, 2010, 7:15AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The phone rang in Anna Antico's Willowbrook home shortly after 2 a.m. on a fall night in 2005.The voice said her husband, Nicky, 35, a city Department of Transportation road worker, had been mowed down by a speeding SUV while he worked to pave Slosson Avenue in Castleton Corners.Antico lingered in a coma for five days, before succumbing to massive head injuries.

April 21, 2010
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Restaurants, Patrons Gear up for Dine Out

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Eating for the hungry: This simple equation drives "Dine Out Against Hunger" -- an annual event that has come to define the generosity and compassion of Staten Islanders, by bringing people out to local restaurants that in turn donate to charity.Nearly 150 restaurants -- from Tottenville to Tompkinsville, with menus ranging from fast fare to haute cuisine -- will participate in Dine Out Against Hunger on Thursday.Click here for a complete list of restaurants participating in the event.

April 21, 2010
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