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Diane Savino

The Road to Legalizing Medical Marijuana in New York

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Dr. Frank Spinelli

My patient was not a drug addict. She was not seeking to get high. She merely wanted to live out the remainder of her life pain-free so that she could spend it with her family. Medical marijuana alleviated her pain. More importantly, she was able to communicate with her loved ones.

Michael McLaughlin

De Blasio Is 'Pandering' With Pre-K Tax On The Rich, Dem Critic Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Bill de Blasio's plan to tackle inequality by taxing high-income New Yorkers, a centerpiece of his mayoral campaign, came under attack fro...

State Lawmakers Propose Raising Cigarette Age

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Following New York City's lead, state lawmakers have taken up the cause to raise the minimum age for cigarette purchases from 18 to 21 sta...

Savino: Marijuana Bill Has Clear Majority In NY Senate

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- A "solid" 38 senators -- a clear majority -- back the legalization of medical marijuana in New York, a key senator claimed Tuesday. "We hav...

NY Lawmakers To Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Newsday | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York

Debate over a state bill to legalize marijuana use for some illnesses is heating up this week, with proponents saying they are optimistic legislation,...

Independent Democrats Ally With Republicans To Take New York Senate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York's state Senate will be run by a coalition of Republicans and Independent Democrats after election results had initially left De...

Republicans Gain New Benefactors

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

A group of four Democratic state senators in New York plan to form a coalition to give control of the state Senate to Republicans, just weeks after De...

Medical Marijuana Reconsidered In New York

Posted 04.09.2012 | New York

The push to bring medical marijuana to New York is gaining new momentum in Albany this week. The Wall Street Journal reports State Senator Diane Savin...

Lawmaker To Snooki: 'Grow Up'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

A New York state senator has some advice for Snooki now that she's pregnant: "Grow up." State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) told the New York...

WATCH: Is Cuomo Coming Around On Medical Marijuana?

Posted 09.20.2011 | New York

In 2010, New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo told reporters he was not a fan of medical marijuana. "The dangers of medical marijuana out...

Report: Marriage Equality In NY Would Earn State $391 Million

Posted 07.11.2011 | New York

The State Senate's Independent Democratic Conference has released a report showing that marriage equality in New York state would generate $391 millio...

Inconvenient Truths

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

the principal fault line in fiscal policy is not between the two parties, but between spenders and savers, with the Democrats evenly divided.

About Time: New York's Domestic Workers May Finally Get Rights on the Job

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Is scrubbing somebody else's floor "work"? How about staying up all night -- every night -- with another person's colicky baby? Or helping their elderly mother shower and use the bathroom?

If New York State Was a Country, Would It Be Greece or Iceland?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Once again, the state has no budget. The problem? There's nobody to be afraid of. New York is not a place that operates on rational debate or planning. Power comes from two things: money and fear. Right now we don't have either.

Diane Savino On NY Gay Marriage Bill: 'We Have Nothing To Fear From Love And Commitment' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gay marriage supporters suffered a defeat today when New York state lawmakers rejected a bill that would have established same-sex marriage. The deba...