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Sen. Krueger's Testimony in Support of Landmarking the Former Tammany Hall

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for its June 25 public hearing on landmarking the former Tammany Hall building on Union Square East.

July 1, 2013
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New York Times: Luxe Builders Chase Dreams of Property Tax Exemptions

Sen. Krueger spoke with New York Times columnist Michael Powell for this piece on abuses in the 421-a tax credit program:

State Senator Liz Krueger watches such unneeded tax subsidies — for energy, insurance, tobacco and luxury development — slip like barges down a darkened canal. She notes that the housing bill “was held hostage so a few well-connected developers could rob taxpayers to the tune of millions.”

June 27, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Condemns 2 A.M. Passage of Special Liquor Law Carve-Out for 583 Park Avenue, Rose Group Catering Hall; Calls for Governor to Veto

Sen. Krueger condemned the Senate's passage -- at 2 a.m. last Saturday -- of legislation that would create a special exemption from the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Law for the Rose Group's full-time commercial catering hall at 583 Park Avenue, Manhattan (S. 5823 / A. 7992). Under the provisions of the ABC Law, the catering hall is ineligible for a full liquor license because it is located within 200 feet of an operating house of worship, the Central Presbyterian Church.

June 25, 2013
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Sen. Krueger on Brian Lehrer: End-of-Session, Women’s Equality, and Campaign Finance Reform

Sen. Krueger called in to the Brian Lehrer show this morning to discuss the end of the legislative session and the high-priority legislation that's currently blocked by the Republican-IDC "coalition" in the Senate.

June 13, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: June 2013

Sen. Krueger's community bulletin for June is available here! You can download it as a PDF, or view it directly from this page.

Community Bulletin - June 2013

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Community Bulletin - June 2013

June 11, 2013
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Video: Sen. Krueger on CUNY TV's "One to One"

Sen. Krueger joined Newsday's Sheryl McCarthy to discuss Albany, ethics, and this year's high-priority legislation on CUNY TV's "One to One."

June 11, 2013
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Testimony to DHCR on Proposed Rent Regulation Amendments

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony for the state Division of Homes & Community Renewal (DHCR) hearing on proposed changes to the rules governing rent regulation. The proposed changes largely represent a major step forward for protecting tenants -- read Sen. Krueger's full testimony below to learn how.

June 10, 2013
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Video: "There Are No Excuses" for Failure to Vote on Gov. Cuomo's Women's Equality Act

Sen. Krueger joined colleagues from both houses to demand a vote on Gov. Cuomo's 10-point Women's Equality Act at a large rally held at the state capitol by the Women's Equality Coalition.

June 10, 2013
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Skift: Airbnb Gears Up for Big Legal and Legislative Battles in New York

Liz spoke to travel news source Skift about Airbnb the 2011 law she passed to help the city protect New York residents and tourists from illegal hotel operations.

June 6, 2013
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Video: Sen. Krueger Demands Vote on NYS Dream Act with Colleagues and Advocates

Sen. Liz Krueger joined colleagues, elected officials, and advocates at Baruch College this week to demand action on the NYS Dream Act, which has passed the Assembly and deserves a vote in the New York State Senate. 

May 29, 2013
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Video: Sen. Krueger's Marijuana Policy Reform Forum

Earlier this month, Sen. Krueger hosted a community forum on marijuana policy reform at Baruch College, and announced her plans to introduce legislation this year to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in New York State.

Read on to view a series of videos of Sen. Krueger and all four expert panelists who spoke at the forum earlier this month, or browse the videos on Youtube.

May 29, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Free Events List - June 2013

Sen. Krueger's free events list for June is available for download from this page, or can be viewed below.

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Free Events - June 2013

May 29, 2013
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Statement on the Illegal Hotel Law, Airbnb, and the Nigel Warren Case

Sen. Krueger released the following statement in response to recent developments regarding the illegal hotel law and Airbnb. Sen. Krueger sponsored the 2010 law that enables New York City to take enforcement action against illegal hotel operations and illegal short-term rentals in residential multiple dwellings.

May 22, 2013
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Wilbur Weder Named to 2013 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

Wilbur (Will) Weder served in the U.S. Army from 10 February 1965 through 9 February 1967 at which time he was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist E-4. He was drafted into the Army and received Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He was trained as an electronics repairman for the Nike-Hercules Missile Systems at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. After graduation, Will was sent to South Korea for 13 months to support the Nike-Hercules missile systems located there. After his service in South Korea, Will served the remainder of his time at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. While in the Army, he received the Marksman (Rifl e) medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

May 20, 2013
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Capital New York: A New (Non-Smoking) Champion for Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Krueger will soon be introducing legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in New York State. Capital New York's Dana Rubinstein attended Sen. Krueger's recent forum on marijuana policy reform, and reports on Sen. Krueger's forthcoming legislation:

“It is my intention as a New York State senator to soon introduce a law that would actually decriminalize, regulate and tax marijuana in New York,” said State Senator Liz Krueger, an Upper East Side liberal, on Wednesday night.

The room full of marijuana enthusiasts erupted into applause.

May 17, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Joins Legislators and Women’s Equality Coalition to Demand Legislature Allow Votes on Governor’s Full 10-Point Women’s Equality Agenda

State legislators, New York City Council members, and leaders of prominent organizations advocating for women’s equality and health gathered today to demand an open floor vote in the State Senate on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act, whose introduction is expected this legislative session.

May 15, 2013
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Dr. Elaine M. Walsh Named to 2013 New York State Senate Women of Distinction

Elaine M. Walsh, Ph.D., LCSW, a lifelong New Yorker, has been a passionate and dedicated advocate in her community her entire adult life. A graduate of College of White Plains, now Pace University, and having received her MSW and Ph.D from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Dr. Walsh is not only accomplished professionally but also has an impressive history of selfless volunteerism. 

May 13, 2013
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Testimony on Mayor's Rezoning Proposal for East Midtown

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony for the Multi-Board Task Force's Hearing on the mayor's East Midtown rezoning proposal. The plan would upzone 73 blocks of East Midtown around the Grand Central area, and has the potential to dramatically change the character of East Midtown.

May 13, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: May 2013

Senator Krueger's May Community Bulletin is available here! Download it as a PDF file from this page.

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Community Bulletin - May 2013

May 9, 2013
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Marijuana Policy Today: Where do We Go from Here?

New York’s marijuana possession law remains broken as tens of thousands of mostly Black and Latino youth are arrested for marijuana possession each year. Given this changing landscape, we will discuss what's happening with marijuana reform policy in New York, and get perspectives on what should happen next.

Please RSVP here to attend this event.

May 15, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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