Diane Savino

New York State

Will gig workers finally get labor protections?

You may have OT, minimum wage and discrimination safeguards. Does your delivery guy?

New York State

IDC? NBD. Savino and Carlucci’s solid session

Despite their past allegiance to the Independent Democratic Conference, its two former members still in the state Senate – Diane Savino and David Carlucci – aren’t just surviving in the new Democratic-dominated era; they’re thriving.

New York State

Tech bills left in limbo in Albany

Sen. Kevin Thomas’s New York Privacy Act and state Sen. Diane Savino’s Dependent Worker Act are among the bills stalled until next session.

New York State

What’s going on with marijuana legalization?

Full legalization of recreational marijuana this year may go up in smoke, but the state could still pass some blunted reforms in the meantime, as bills to decriminalize smoking in public and expanding the medical marijuana program were just introduced.

New York State

Why everyone wants to slam the brakes on this gig workers bill

State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo introduced a bill on Friday that would allow gig economy workers and other independent contractors to unionize and collectively bargain with their employers.

New York State

New York’s computer-monitoring bid to stop over-billing

Last month, state Sen. Diane Savino introduced a bill that would require certain state contractors to use software to track and verify hours worked on a computer, but some have raised concerns about risks to privacy and security this software could pose.

New York State Senate

State Sen. Kevin Parker’s most notable eruptions

A hot temper continues to cause trouble for Brooklyn legislator Kevin Parker.

New York State

Is fusion voting going to be eliminated?

New York’s unusual, controversial cross-endorsement practice of fusion voting is under discussion.

New York

The end of the state Senate subcommittee

The state Senate’s two existing subcommittees and the three additional subcommittees that had been announced last month are being upgraded to fully-fledged standing committees.

Technology

The state Legislature is waking up to the importance of tech

State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel plan to lead their colleagues in carefully regulating disruptive technologies.

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Diane Savino

Labor looks to Albany to protect workers

Lawmakers eye public works reform, elevator safety and farmworkers’ rights.

Buffalo

Why the Buffalo Billion bid-rigging scandal hasn’t changed anything

With Democrats in charge, reforms aren’t a priority in 2019.

IDC

No IDC NY calls on Stewart-Cousins to strip Democratic defectors of seniority

No IDC NY calls on Andrea Stewart-Cousins to strip seniority from Diane Savino, David Carlucci and Simcha Felder.

Campaigns & Elections

IDC and other New York legislative 2018 primary results

Tracking the former Independent Democratic Conference members – and other key New York Senate and Assembly primaries.

New York State

Senate incumbents face the consequences of the teacher evaluations fight

State Senate incumbents face the consequences of the teacher evaluations fight as New York's teachers union is targeting the lawmakers who failed them during session.

Andrew Cuomo

Republicans for Cuomo are still quietly for Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has moved to the left, but supporters of his who were members of a Republicans for Cuomo group don’t seem to mind.

IDC

Additional progressive challengers take on the IDC

Almost every IDC member now has a primary opponent.