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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, March 16, 2010 Room 512 LOB

March 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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March 11, 2010
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March 11, 2010
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Senator Savino Discusses the new Foreclosure Prevention Law on the Joe Gross Show

Senator Diane Savino discusses the new Foreclosure Prevention Bill, signed into law last session, which extends protections to homeowners and renters. 

Originally aired January, 7, 2010

March 9, 2010
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Labor Dispute Silences Spanish at E-ZPass Center

Gotham Gazetteby Spencer Woodman

March 9, 2010
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Senator Savino and Union Members Protest Illegal Firings of 14 Union Supporters at E-Z Pass Call center and Demand Better Customer Service

Group Calls on MTA, Port Authority to Improve E-ZPass Customer Service and Reverse Illegal Firings

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Senator Diane J. Savino, Assemblywoman Janelle Hyer-Spencer, representatives from Assemblyman Matt Titone’s and Councilwoman Debi Rose’s office, stood today in front of the E-Z Pass call center to protest the recent firing of 14 E-Z Pass Workers and to demand better customer service for E-Z Pass customers.

March 5, 2010
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Grants from Citizens Committee for New York City

I would like to recognize all those working hard for their communities and direct them to grant opportunities being offered through the Citizens Committee for New York City.  The grants are being given out for volunteer led groups and public school based student groups working to improve neighborhoods across the city.  Applications are availab

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March 5, 2010
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MTA divided - but not conquered

By Maura Yates
March 04, 2010, 12:16AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- The MTA's decision to host multiple public hearings across the city as transit riders brace for service cuts meant the MTA's leadership and board members were divided, and only a handful could attend either forum.

March 4, 2010
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Island to MTA: No more cuts!

By Maura Yates
March 03, 2010, 1:53AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There were some who believed that last night's MTA public hearing was a done deal. There was no reason to show up; the cuts to the borough's transit system were carved in stone, the cynics said.But Staten Islanders would have none of that.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Savino Calls for Full Board at Island Hearing; Asks Islanders to Keep Up the Pressure

More Than 1,500 Islanders Show up to Protest Bus Cuts, 400 at Similar Hearing in Queens

March 3, 2010
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SENATOR DIANE J. SAVINO NAMED TO TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

(Albany, NY) – Demonstrating their commitment to developing a responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the eleven-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AUGUST 26TH AS WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY

(Albany)—Today, the Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino establishing August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

March 1, 2010
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3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration

Please join me next Friday, April 30th, 2010, as we celebrate Black History Month at the College of Staten Island, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

The event was postponed from February, due to a snowstorm, however the show must go on!  We will have music, dance, spoken word, and theater performances and will honor our everyday heroes in the community.  Council member Debi Rose will be the keynote speaker.  Food and refreshments will be served. 

 

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April 30, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Savino Announces Collegiate Scholarships Geared Towards Italian-American Students

New York – Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

February 19, 2010
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The limits of a ‘sin tax’

By Staten Island Advance Editorial
February 19, 2010, 7:31AM

This page doesn’t always find itself in agreement with state Sen. Diane Savino, but she does have an admirable reputation for calling it as she sees it, and she usually sees it with a level-headed logic that eludes many of her fellow politicians.

February 19, 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, February 23, 2010 Room 512 LOB

February 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Express Bus Rider Report Card

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the “Express Bus Rider’s Report Card.” Your opinions matter! Please mark the answers to the questions as indicated and click submit.

February 18, 2010
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Monserrate Sues To Overturn Expulsion From State Senate

Charges Racism, Says Only Voters Have the Power To Ban Him From OfficeTHE CHIEFBy RICHARD STEIER

February 16, 2010
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Senator Diane Savino Urges Community to Help 9/11 Rescue Worker with Leukemia

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February 8, 2010                        

Contact: Ana Tinsly

February 8, 2010
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At ferry, Island officials rally ahead of census

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Big Count begins on March 19, and millions of dollars are at stake. That’s when homes on Staten Island and across the nation will begin receiving U.S. Census forms in the mail. “If you are human, if you are breathing, if you are living anywhere on Staten Island, we want to count you,” said Reva J. Sears, partnership coordinator for Census 2010. Ms. Sears was joined by borough elected officials at the St. George Ferry Terminal today to raise awareness about the once-a-decade count of Americans.

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February 5, 2010
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