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Senator Diane Savino’s Ferry Report Card

State Sen. Diane Savino dispatched staff to the St. George Ferry Terminal to man a mobile office. They responded to constituents’ queries, complaints and distributed and collected ferry report cards. Curtis HS students assisted in the collection and distribution in the afternoon.

Ms. Savino (D-North Shore) said she’s interested in riders’ opinions of the retail options in the terminals, and what additional amenities they might prefer.

Also, “the last survey highlighted the ferry riders’ discontent with bathroom cleanliness, buses/ferry coordination, smokers and security on the bus ramps,” Ms. Savino said. “I am interested to see what progress, if any, has been made in those areas.”

March 24, 2011
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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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Free Skating Has Kids Twirling in Coney as Winter Ends

Last Friday, about 250 kids, parents, teachers and other Brooklyn residents laced up their figure and hockey skates to whirl around Abe Stark rink on the Coney Island boardwalk. Skating was free for the day, sponspored by Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr.

A bevy of politicos were on hand, including state Senator Diane Savino, Representative Jerrold Nadler and Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, all of whom have some jurisdiction over Coney Island.

Professional figure skater and frequent “parade personality” Marni Halasa dressed as the Coney Island Fairy Godmother to perform tricks and teach the kids how to skate.

March 3, 2011
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Senator Savino's Staff Member, Amoy Barnes, Giving Lecture at Caregiver Burnout Event

February 16, 2011
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Archbishop of Naples Visits NYC, Offers Prayers at Casa Belvedere

Published by the Staten Island Advance

By Maureen Donnelly

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, visited Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Grymes Hill, Thursday as part of a tour of the five boroughs. One of the most notable leaders in Naples and of Italy's Campania region, Cardinal Sepe was in New York City this week for a series of events, "Dire Napoli" (Telling Naples) -- "Don't Close the Door on Hope," promoting Naples. He was accompanied to Casa Belvedere by Francesco Talo, counsel general of Italy, and Vincenzo Scotti, under-secretary for foreign affairs of Italy.

January 26, 2011
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Savino, IDC Issues Recommendations to Streamline State Government

$312 million wasteful spending, potential savings, uncovered

January 10, 2011
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The Independent Democratic Conference 2011 Agenda

Job Creation This past October, New York State was given the dubious distinction of having the least hospitable tax climate in the nation. The key to job creation in New York is removing obstacles to business investment and business creation through broad-based reforms that benefit all sizes and types of employers all across the state.  Streamlining Upstate NY Economic Development Efforts to Attract and Retain Businesses

January 6, 2011
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Senators Klein, Savino, Valesky, Carlucci Announce Formation of Independent Democratic Conference

State Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David J. Valesky,  (D-Oneida) and David Carlucci, (D-Rockland), today announced their departure from the Senate Democratic Conference and the formation of a third legislative conference.  The four senators will caucus together as the Independent Democratic Conference. As a group, they will push for commonsense solutions to the problems facing this state, break the hyper-partisan gridlock that has gripped this chamber, and work to restore the public's trust in its public officials.  

January 6, 2011
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NY Law Protects Workers From Wage Theft

by Vanessa Price on December 14, 2010

 Share New York Governor, David Paterson signed a bill into law which would protect wage earners from theft this week as a result of continued lobbying from advocates of immigrants and labor unions.

Under previous NY law, if employers stole worker wages, the penalty was to pay the money back to the wage-earner with a 25% penalty.

December 23, 2010
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New York Cracks Down On Wage Theft

Source: Governor of New York Posted on: 14th December 2010Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections.

The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT

by New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog on 14. Dec, 2010 in Public Interest

Governor Paterson Signs Wage Theft Prevention Act Yesterday, Governor David A. Paterson signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections. The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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Paterson Signs ‘Wage Theft’ Bill into Law

The Business Review - by Adam Sichko Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 8:28am EST ..Related News

By the numbers: Fewer Americans patronizing the arts.New York Gov. David Paterson signed a bill into law on Dec. 13 that creates more paperwork and regulatory hurdles for business owners.

“They say that New York is the safest big city in the world. Tell that to the thousands of New Yorkers who are robbed each week by their employers,” said Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn).

“For too long, penalties for employers who steal or underpay their workers have been so low that it was simply the cost of doing business,” Savino said.

December 23, 2010
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Paterson Signs Bill Expanding Worker Protections

By: Bobby Cuza

A bill signed into law Monday by Governor David paterson targets employers who illegally underpay their workers -- a practice advocates say is all too common. NY1's Bobby Cuza filed the following report.State officials say it happens all the time: New Yorkers getting ripped off by their employers who pay them less than minimum wage, fail to pay proper overtime or otherwise illegally withhold wages.

December 23, 2010
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Governor Paterson Signs Wage Theft Prevention Act

ALBANY, NY (12/13/2010)(readMedia)-- Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections. The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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