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LGBT Activists Honor S.I. Politicians For Gay Marriage Support

 

 


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The Staten Island LGBT Center and Staten Island Stonewall honored local elected officials who voted in favor of same-sex marriage last November at a Midland Beach ceremony on Friday.


 

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March 25, 2010
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State Senator Assails Prospect of Penny-Per-Ounce Tax on Soda

By Judy L. RandallMarch 13, 2010, 12:04AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The proposed state tax on soda is nothing but a sweet cheat, a member of Staten Island’s Albany delegation railed yesterday."It’s up to parents to determine what their kids put in their mouths," said state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), contending the penny-per-ounce levy would hurt working families.She also said there was no guarantee the revenue would be dedicated to efforts to curb childhood obesity."What are they calling it today?" Ms.

March 15, 2010
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Albany's New Wage Theft Bill Could Halt the Hidden Crime Wave

Huffington PostBy: Amy TraubNearly a billion dollars were stolen in New York City last year, and the thieves aren't even worried about getting caught. If this were an epidemic of street crime, the city and state would have acted long ago.Instead, the crooks in question are corrupt bosses who steal their employees' earnings by paying less than minimum wage, making them work off the clock, pilfering tips, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and a host of other schemes. As a result, the theft is harder to detect. But Albany is finally on the case.

March 15, 2010
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Payback time: State Must Nail Sleazy Bosses Who Steal Their Workers' Wages

Daily News EditorialSaturday, March 13th 2010, 4:00 AMAdvocates for immigrants and the poor want thestate to crack down on a type of robbery rampant inNew York: wage theft.We stand with them because too many companieshave gotten away with stiffing employees of thefruits of their hard-earned labor.The National Employment Law Project estimatesmore than 317,000 New Yorkers are cheated out ofpay, to the tune of $18.4 million a week...

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March 15, 2010
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Wage Theft Bill Introduced in SoHo to Help Workers Collect Lost Pay

By Nicole BreskinDNAinfo Reporter/ProducerSOHO — Retail workers, activists and politicians turned out to announce the introduction of a new bill that could protect local workers from losing millions of dollars in unpaid wages.State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Carl Heastie announced the Wage Theft Prevention Act in SoHo on Friday, which will stiffen penalties and heighten enforcement for companies that illegally withhold or steal wages from their employees. The bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this week.

March 15, 2010
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A Move to Protect Low-Wage Workers

By STEVEN GREENHOUSENew York Times City Blog

March 15, 2010
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March 11, 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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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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Express Bus Rider Report Card

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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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