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January 18, 2010
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Labor Committee Report Urges That “Lowest Responsible Bidder” Be Defined To Protect Workers, Improve Public Works Projects, And Recoup Money Now Lost To New York’s Underground Economy

News From New York State Senate Standing Committee on Labor Chairman, State Senator George Onorato_________________________________________________________

January 11, 2010
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January 8, 2010
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Stand Up & Be Counted: The Census is Coming!

 Stand Up & Be Counted: The Census is Coming!An Important Message from Senator Onorato

       It’s just about that time again!  Every ten years, the Federal Censuscomes around to count the number of people in the United States andcollects population information that is used to determine funding forvarious government programs, as well as our representation in Congress.

December 15, 2009
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Statement On Deficit Reduction Plan

       “The bi-partisan Deficit Reduction Plan approved by the Senate andAssembly may have been a long time coming, but I believe the finallegislation – which closes almost $3 billion of New York State’s budget gap

December 15, 2009
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Workers’ Compensation Board May Not Electronically Record Hearings Unless Legislature Changes Current Law Requiring the Use of Stenographers

State Senator George Onorato, the chairman of the Senate LaborCommittee, speaks out against plans by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to go forward with a pilot program that would replace stenographers with digital-audio recording at some workers’ compensation hearings.

October 11, 2009
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Senator Onorato lauds new permanent home of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts at Kaufman Astoria Complex

 State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today attended the celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the new and permanent home of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria,

September 30, 2009
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Senator Onorato Renews Call For Unemployment Benefit Increase As New York City's Jobless Rate Exceeds National Rate

 Senator’s Bill Would Hike Maximum Weekly Benefits,Address Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Insolvency

September 30, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

 "Legislation To Expand Protection For Workers From Retaliation For Reporting Wage And Other Labor Violations."   SB 3358 (Chapter 372)

September 18, 2009
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September 18, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

"Legislation To Allow Injured Workers To Receive A Lump Sum Payment For Permanent Partial Disability Benefits." SB2776-B (Chapter 351)

August 31, 2009
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