New York City -- Friday, a 1st Department Appellate Division panel of judges heard complaints from the lawsuit against the “three men in a room” over dysfunctional legislative practices in the New York State Legislature. The panel listened to plaintiffs’ appeals of counts that were previously dismissed, as well as the State’s appeals of lower court decisions allowing some counts to move forward.
With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.
Roland Lewis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in New York City, said "If New York State is to grow and prosper, we need decent, safe, affordable homes—both upstate and down. The Senate Democrats have crafted a bold plan that addresses the critical housing needs of every community across the state. Its goals are lofty, but they are achievable.
New York NY – State Assemblymember Pete Grannis and State Senator Liz Krueger have teamed up to introduce legislation (S.8004/A.11510) in the State Legislature bringing clarity to laws regarding how current and former political candidates can spend money raised for their political campaigns.
New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger was shocked to learn that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) awarded a $420,000 grant to a farm that force-feeds ducks to expand their livers a startling 10 times the normal size—an inhumane practice used to mass produce foie gras. Foie gras is a delicacy often found in French restaurants.
shedding negative light on the Majority or Majority Leader
shedding negative light on another Republican official or ex-official
expressing “opinion” about the legislative process
encouraging constituents to lobby the Majority Leader and/or Speaker on an issue
SenateMajority also utilize a double standard when convenient.
Senator Krueger said, “based on his answers to my questions when he came before the Judiciary committee, I believe he will attempt to make the SLA more responsive and appreciative of our neighborhoods and the problems we face.” The Senate confirmed Boyle unanimously on Wednesday.
Senator Krueger. “Any such attempt to curry favor – at the very least -- gives the wrong impression. This common sense proposal to ban gifts is intended to restore the public's confidence in their elected officials.” Co-sponsors of this proposal include Senators Martin Connor, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Suzi Oppenheimer, Eric Schneiderman, Jose Serrano, Ada Smith, Malcolm Smith, Toby Ann Stavisky, and David Valesky.
Senator Krueger concluded earlier today, “a reliable voting technology is a basic requirement for the integrity of New York State’s elections. Equally important, that technology must be transparent and inspire voter confidence. It is clear that optical scanners are that technology and we will continue to push for its institution.”
The resolution notes that prior to the Roe decision, between 200,000 and 1.2 million illegally induced abortions occurred in the United States each year, and that complications from illegal abortions accounted for 23 percent of all pregnancy-related admissions to municipal hospitals in New York City. “The State Senate’s Minority Conference will continue to support women’s right to choose,” Paterson said, “just as we will continue to fight the Governor and the Senate Major
New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) urged her constituents today to vote yes on Proposition #2 on the November 8th ballot, saying the funds raised by the Transportation Bond Act will be crucial to moving forward on the long-overdue Second Avenue subway line. "Eighty-five years after the blueprints for the Second Avenue subway line were first drawn up, and sixty-five years after the last significant additions were made to the subway system, we simply can't afford to pass up a chance to make the Second Avenue subway a reality," said Senator Krueger.
http://www.lizkrueger.com/testimony/vahospsept19.html to read the Testimony of State Senator Liz Krueger Before the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (Cares) Local Advisory Panel Regarding PriceWaterhouseCoopers Options for Manhattan and Brooklyn VA Medical Centers.
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New York’s economy, in a massive transfer of wealth from working New Yorkers to big oil companies,” stated Senator Krueger. “If the cost of oil and gas remain at these incredibly high levels, the costs of almost all consumer products and all sectors of our state’s economy will be negatively impacted.
4 AM in the morning and Senator Bruno was attempting to sneak pretend lobbying ‘reform’ legislation through without anybody noticing. As soon as I saw this new version of the bill, which would not have applied to lobbying the Governor and would have superceded stronger local laws, I stood up to be recognized and asked if there was a sponsor’s memo, which is a requirement for every piece of legislation. There was no memo and the Majority scrambled to put one together - eventually handwriting one.