Toby Ann Stavisky's Press releases

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2010Contact: Alex Christodoulides / Sen. Stavisky’s office (718) 445-0004                      APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH                 Senator Stavisky Urges Safety and Prevention of Sexual Violence 

April 5, 2010
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Senator Stavisky Urges New Yorkers to “Enjoy the Super Bowl, but be safe and don’t drink and drive”

Senator Stavisky Urges New Yorkers to

“Enjoy the Super Bowl, but be safe and don’t drink and drive”

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky would like to remind all New Yorkers that Super Bowl weekend (February 6th and 7th) also happens to be one of the biggest times of the year for alcohol related accidents. Urging safety, Senator Stavisky asks football fans to plan ahead, designate a driver, and encourage friends and family to be safe during this year’s celebrations.

January 26, 2010
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THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED CUTS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 7, 2009Travis Proulx | travisproulx@gmail.com | 518-455-2415 STATEMENT FROM SENATORS TOBY ANN STAVISKY,DARREL J. AUBERTINE,  NEIL D. BRESLIN, BRIAN X. FOLEY,SUZI OPPENHEIMER,  WILLIAM STACHOWSKI, AND DAVID J.

October 8, 2009
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October 2, 2009
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Dependent Coverage Extension (Age 29) and COBRA Expansion (36 Months)

The Department of Insurance is updating its web site, daily, to provide information and guidance to help consumers and insurers to understand and implement the new laws.

The web address is: www.ins.state.ny.us

Once on the website, information on both of these laws can be found by scrolling down to the "Hot Topic" section.

August 17, 2009
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State Senate passes MTA budget, prevents bridge tolls and fare hikes, and promotes reform

The State Senate passed the MTA budget late Wednesday night, closing the book on decades of mismanagement and fostering reform and a new accountability in the agency.  This budget minimizes the devastating fare hikes and service cuts that had previously been suggested as a way to close the MTA’s budget gap, restores service cuts and enacts much-needed oversight.

May 7, 2009
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Albany Times Union: Legislature keeps college affordable

By TOBY ANN STAVISKY First published: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Deciding where to spend and which cuts can be made are the most difficult decisions any legislator faces. But voters expect their elected officials to make choices, and to stand up and show leadership in bad times as well as good.

A national economic downturn that hit New York particularly hard left the state with a $17 billion budget deficit. However, education was prioritized in the budget we recently passed for the first time in many years.

May 6, 2009
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