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Last week, the city mistakenly transferred nearly $300 million into the bank accounts of 31,000 retired cops and firefighters, a blunder that State Senator Diane Savino and other Senate leaders will soon investigate through hearings. The Daily News wrote: The city Financial Information Services Agency, which is jointly overseen by the offices of the city controller and…

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The paradigm has shifted in schools across the country. Bullying is now taken very seriously as lawmakers and educational leaders continue to raise awareness and work on remedy techniques to help children who are victims. State Senator Diane Savino doesn’t want it to stop there. She has co-sponsored a bill that aims to protect adults…

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While the phrase, “a rising tide lifts all boats” has often been used in defense of tax cuts for those with higher incomes, a newly released report concludes that a slight increase in income for New York’s lowest earners could add a significant boost to the state’s economy.

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State Senator Diane Savino thinks the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) dropped the ball in what should have been an easy lay up of a senate race between Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican attorney David Sorobin. Savino, a former co-chair of the DSCC, made her opinion public in an article posted late yesterday…

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In the above video, posted on website Politics On The Hudson, State Senator Diane Savino speaks at a rally for the New York State Professional Firefighters Association outside the State Capitol in Albany. Savino, a former labor leader, defends public pensions and comments on the state of the American labor movement in what blogger Joseph…