Marcos Crespo

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 City

What is a taxi medallion worth?

A proposed bill wants to make sure it is at least $175,000.

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

What’s next for labor in Albany?

New York Democratic lawmakers, Jessica Ramos, Marcos Crespo, Andrew Gounardes, and Peter Abbate share what their post-budget legislative priorities are for labor.

New York City

NYC hit its limit on charter schools

New York City will finally hit the limit on charter schools allowed in the five boroughs this month.

New York City

Crespo out at Somos, Davila taking over

Brooklyn assemblywoman Maritza Davila named to lead Somos, the New York Assembly’s Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.

Board of Elections

No talk of reform at Board of Elections

Committee holds seven-minute meeting after widespread Election Day complaints.

Carl Heastie

State lawmakers expecting first pay bump in two decades

With a new commission set to meet, lawmakers expect a pay increase - but some say limits on outside income will be a likely condition.

Marcos Crespo

Marcos Crespo on taking Somos back to San Juan

Why the conference’s return to Puerto Rico is crucial for the diaspora.

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Marcos Crespo

The lag in Latino political representation

Recent years have seen only slight in improvement in the number of Latino elected officials.

Frank Seddio

How to run a party machine: A playbook

Following these eight simple rules, Democratic county committee leaders limit participation, consolidate decision-making and maintain control of the party machine.

Jeff Klein

Last machine standing: Marcos Crespo vs. the uprising

Can Marcos Crespo and his Democratic machine survive the progressive insurgency?

Jeff Klein

No judgeships for Klein or Hamilton – for now

Party bosses deny having plans to select Jeff Klein or Jesse Hamilton to judgeships, but reformers said it’s a problem that they could.

Bill de Blasio

Emma Wolfe: Leader of the pack

Emma Wolfe is the Bill de Blasio’s most trusted aide. She got there by being a shrewd social animal.

Robert Mujica

Previewing the Somos el Futuro 2018 Albany conference

This weekend, the annual spring Somos el Futuro conference in Albany gets underway. The nonprofit Somos organization partners with state lawmakers to discuss matters that are critical to New York’s Hispanic population, including health care, education and economic development. National debates on immigration and Puerto Rico are also bound to come up.