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Fighting for Equal Pay In Albany

Fighting for Equal Pay In Albanyby Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 05-07-2009

May 11, 2009
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Staten Island Expressway Mayhem: As Bradley Ave. jam gets worse, Savino set to push for earlier work completion

Monday, May 11, 2009 By MAURA YATESSTATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A ride along the Brooklyn-bound Staten Island Expressway between Bradley Avenue and Todt Hill Road has always seemed like driving through molasses, between the uphill crawl and the clog of cars coming and going on poorly placed exit and entrance ramps.

Now it feels like driving through molasses that's stuck to a washboard.

A long line of badly patched potholes forms a tire-width strip along the right and middle lanes, roughly between exits 11 and 12.

May 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Supports Fair Pay for Women

The Chief LeaderMay 8, 2009State Senator Diane Savino joined with state Commissioner of Labor M. Patricia Smith last week to advocate for the passage of the New York State Fair Pay Act, which would allow the Labor Department to review cases of pay disparity for women who work in state government.

May 7, 2009
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Mayor Bloomberg and Joel Klein Told to Relax on Mayor Control of Schools

ALBANY - Several state lawmakers warned Tuesday they intend to soften mayoral control over the schools - and urged Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein to get on board.

"If you come in here and continue to say to us that the system is perfect - leave it that way, you're going to be very unhappy," Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) told Klein at a Senate Education Committee hearing.

May 5, 2009
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Senator Savino Inspires CSI students learning English as a Second Language

Senator Savino spoke to a class full of students from around the world at the College of Staten Island. This students, studying beginning level college English comprehension and speaking, had the opportunity to speak with the Senator about her background, policies, and how to get involved in their communities. 

"Becoming active in every way possible, from voting to joining organizations that work for issues that you support, is the best way to ensure that your voice is heard," said Senator Savino.

May 1, 2009
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Senator Savino Inspires CSI students learning English as a Second Language

Senator Savino spoke to a class fulll of students from around the world at the College of Staten Islannd. This students, studying beginning level college English comprehension and speaking, had the opportunity to speak with the Senator about her background, policies, and how to get involved in their communities. 

"Becoming active in every way possible, from voting to joining organizations that work for issues that you support, is the best way to ensure that your voice is heard," said Senator Savino.

April 30, 2009
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Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Queens Gazette

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan last Wednesday joined with state Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Michael Cusick to announce efforts to strengthen state laws protecting crews in active work zones, marking the 10th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.

April 28, 2009
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Domestic Workers Seeking Protections

The Day In Albany

Domestic workers seeking protectionsTuesday Apr 28 1:28 PM

By LAUREN N. JOHNSON, Gazette staff writer

Domestic workers, labor leaders, and employers from around the state are demanding passage of legislation that would provide labor protections for more than 200,000 domestic workers currently employed in private homes in New York City.

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April 27, 2009
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SAVINO DEMANDS FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN

Joins advocates in rally for passage of NYS Fair Pay ActLegislation will make discrimination based on gender illegal

April 27, 2009
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Savino Stands with Domestic Workers to Pass Bill of Rights

Workers and Labor Leaders Pressure Legislators to Pass Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This Session

April 27, 2009
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Staten Island's Senator Savino goes to bat for female workers

by Staten Island Advance

State Sen. Diane Savino today headlined two Albany rallies pegged to equal rights for female workers, saying "pocketbook issues" of financial equality benefit not only women but families, especially during tough economic times.

And in keeping with the theme of the day, Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) sponsored the visit of several Staten Island Girl Scout troops to the state capital, calling it a "serendipitous" confluence of events on a day that highlighted gender-equality legislation.

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April 27, 2009
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Sen. Marchi's Death Marks End of an Era for Staten Island

Staten Island Advance

Posted by rmccormi April 26, 2009

Former GOP state Sen. John Marchi, 87, the "Father of Secession" and one of the longest-serving lawmakers in United States history, died on Saturday while vacationing with his family in Lucca, Italy.

Sen. Marchi died of complications of pneumonia, according to his daughter Aline Balbas.

 

April 25, 2009
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Senator Savino Supports Bill Requiring Handgun License Renewals Every Five Years

Proposal Would Reform New York’s Dangerous Lifetime Permit System

April 22, 2009
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April 1, 2009
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Paterson Wants Cuts In State’s Current Budget

Published by:Erik Engquist of Crain's New York Business.com

Gov. David Paterson has come to the conclusion that the state will have to reduce its current $125 billion budget, but it is unclear when he will ask the Legislature to bite the bullet on what are sure to be painful and controversial spending reductions.

March 26, 2009
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