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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

Legislation to provide workers with written notice of their regular and overtime wage rates.  (Signed into law, Chapter 270)

August 21, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

 Legislation to Provide 13 Weeks of Extended Unemployment Benefits for Jobless New Yorkers Approved by State Senate (Signed into law, Chapter 35)

August 21, 2009
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Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

"Legislation to Extend Self-Employment Assistance Program..." (Signed into law Chapter 106)

August 21, 2009
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The Case for Unemployment Insurance Reform in New York State

By State Senator George Onorato Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Labor

August 6, 2009
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Press Conference on Unemployment Insurance: Faces of the Unemployed

The press conference, titled "Faces of the Unemployed," was held Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 in front of the New York State Department of Labor One-Stop Center in Long Island City, Queens.The event was to draw attention to inadequate unemployment benefits in New York and the need to bring the State's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund back to solvency.

August 5, 2009
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Unemployment Insurance Reform

NEWS FROM STATE SENATOR GEORGE ONORATO CHAIRMAN,  NEW YORK STATE STANDING COMMITTEE  ON LABOR For Release: Sunday, June 21, 2009

June 22, 2009
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New Legislation would Require Companies Seeking State Economic Development Subsidies to Disclose Wage, Hiring Plans For Projects

NEWS FROM……………………….

State Senator George Onorato

State Senator Neil D. Breslin

Assemblyman Tim Gordon……………………………………… 

May 27, 2009
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Applications For the New York Prescription $aver Discount Card Now Being Accepted

FOR RELEASE: May 7, 2009

CONTACT: Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW YORK PRESCRIPTION $AVER DISCOUNT CARD NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 Prescription Drug Savings Card Offers Discounts on Medications for Low- and Moderate Income New Yorkers Aged 50 to 64 and for Disabled Persons of Any Age

 

May 7, 2009
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Statement by Senator George Onorato

 State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) made the following statement regarding the 2009-2010 State Budget which received final passage by the Senate on April 3: "The 2009-2010 State Budget is by no means a perfect plan, but it does address a yawning $17.7 billion budget deficit without decimating New York’s commitment to health care, education, college aid, job creation, our environment and any number of programs that are vital to our state’s residents and the overall future of the Empire State.

April 6, 2009
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Senator Onorato Applauds $350 Million Reinvestment in New York's Film Production Tax Credit Program

State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens), who consistently stressed the significant economic importance of New York State’s film and television production tax credit throughout negotiations on the 2009-2010 State Budget, today noted that the program was provided with $350 million in the final state spending plan approved by the State Legislature last week."During such dire fiscal times as these, I am particularly pleased that we were able to reinvest in this important program," said Senator Onorato, whose Queens Senate district is home to both Sil

April 6, 2009
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Working for Queens

WORKING FOR QUEENS: Senator Onorato (seated) works with other members of the State Senate and Assembly delegation from Queens to fight on behalf of the borough’s constituents and New York City as a whole. Pictured here are some of the Senate and Assembly representatives from Queens: (l-r standing) Assemblymembers Mark Weprin, Anne Margaret Carrozza, Vivian E. Cook, and Marge Markey; Senator Serphin Maltese; and Assemblymembers Barbara M. Clark, Nettie Mayersohn, Ivan Lafayette and Michele R. Titus.

March 31, 2009
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Fighting for City Schools

FIGHTING FOR CITY SCHOOLS: Education funding is always a hot topic in Albany, and members of the United Federation of Teachers met with Senator Onorato earlier this year to express their concerns about the education of New York City school children.

March 31, 2009
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