Liz Krueger's News items

Krueger Calls For State Action To Address Declining Economic Status Of Women

Cites Important New Report Showing New York State Women Have Been Losing Ground in the last 20 Years New York— State Senator Liz Krueger called for State action to address issues raised in the new report released yesterday by the New York Women's Foundation entitled "The Economic Status of Women in New York State."  The report detailed startling data that showed women in New York are economically worse off today compared to how they were doing 1989. 

June 26, 2008
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Krueger Praises Passage Of Environmental Bills

New York— With only one official day remaining in New York's legislative session State Senator Liz Krueger praised the Senate for passing some high priority environmental bills. "I am very proud of my colleagues for having the foresight to make the environment a top priority regardless of partisan politics," said Senator Krueger.

Some of the bills that passed the Senate this session included:

June 19, 2008
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June 12, 2008
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Senator Krueger Fights Back For Women's Rights

                        Denounces Misinformation and Promotes Facts There are only 8 days left of session for the NY State Senate this spring, with too many important bills being ignored.  One of the most crucial is the importance of passing the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act by the end of session.  The bill would guarantee the right of future generations of New York women to make safe and private reproductive health decisions.   

June 4, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Rally's Against Proliferation Of Illegal Hotels

Says Action Must be Taken to Stop Illegal Activity and Protect Affordable Housing

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger joined a fellow members of the Illegal Hotels Working Group at a rally today to call attention to the problem of proliferating illegal hotels -- the practice of some in real estate of renting out apartments in residential buildings for short term stays.

May 31, 2008
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Electeds, Advocates Release Report Uncovering 200+ Illegal Hotels In New York City

Rally in front of illegal hotel demands swift action from City to restore thousands of affected apartments to their legal residential use                                                                                                       Contact:  John Raskin                                                                                                                (646) 369-8093              

May 29, 2008
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Senate Democrats Advocate For Bipartisan Passage Of Enhanced Statewide Brownfields Legislation To Accelerate Neighborhood Clean-ups And Provide $1 Billion In Tax Credits

New legislation would also create new jobs, help build affordable housing and provide $40 million in community grants.

May 27, 2008
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Senator Krueger Renews Call For Passing The Healthy Teens Act

Says New York's Teens Need Proper Sex Education

Albany— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined health advocates yesterday in urging Majority Leader Joe Bruno to bring the Healthy Teens Act to the Senate floor for a vote. The Healthy Teens Act (S1342) will create a system for providing grants to schools for the purpose of developing age appropriate, medically accurate sex education.

May 19, 2008
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Krueger Calls For Divestment In Sudan

Says Genocide in Darfur must be Addressed Now

May 14, 2008
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Senator Krueger Speaks Out Against Gas Tax Bill

Says Gas Tax "Holiday" is a Vacation from Real Solutions

Senator Krueger today criticized Senate Republicans for passing S.7594-B which would create a gas tax "holiday" from Memorial Day to Labor Day. "I voted against this legislation because it is bad fiscal and environmental policy that will only result in windfall profits for oil companies and no real relief for consumers," said Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan).

May 6, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Calls For Non-partisan Commission To Oversee Redistricting

Says Passage this Year is Key to Ensuring 2012 District Lines Are Drawn Fairly

April 30, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger Moves To Stop "anti-insurance" Program

Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Bar New Prescription Drug Pricing System

April 22, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger Calls For Environmental Action On Earth Day

Urges Passage of Key Environmental Legislation

Today, in support of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), called for New York to take action for the environment.

April 21, 2008
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Krueger Praises Investment In Affordable Housing In New York State Budget

Albany— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today praised Governor Paterson and the legislature for committing significant new resources to affordable housing construction and preservation and the restoration of cuts to key housing programs.  Senator Krueger is the ranking Democratic member of the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development in the New York State Senate.

April 9, 2008
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Krueger Moves To Bring Bill Banning Styrofoam Products To Floor For Vote Of Full Senate

SENATOR CITES NEED TO DECREASE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO CLEAN UP NY WASTE STREAM

April 8, 2008
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Stronger Penalties For Illegal Hotels Demanded

New York City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee heard testimony today from the Mayor’s Office, housing advocates, elected officials, and tenants in favor of Intro. 534, a bill introduced by Councilmember Gale Brewer to increase fines against property owners who operate illegal hotels in residential buildings.Since the Illegal Hotels Working Group (IHWG) was founded over two years ago, the illegal hotels problem has mushroomed into an epidemic threatening the available housing stock throughout Manhattan .

December 7, 2007
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NYS Toxic Mold Task Force Established

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today applauded Governor Spitzer for enacting the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force, an initiative signed into law by former Governor Pataki more than two years ago, which was never activated.

"This summer, I sponsored a sign-on letter to the Governor asking him to act to create this Task Force to ensure that this law was worth more than the paper it was written on," Krueger explained.

November 27, 2007
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State Senator Liz Krueger Joins NYS DEC, NYC DEP In Announcing Major Air Quality Enforcement Initiative

"Today I was pleased to join the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and community leaders and advocates in announcing a major environmental enforcement initiative to address outdoor air quality in New York.

November 16, 2007
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Prison Policy Initiative And Elected Officials And Advocates Call On Census To Count Prisoners In Their Home Communities

Today, State Senator Eric Schneiderman, Peter Wagner, Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, State Senators Eric Adams and Liz Krueger, Assemblymembers Adriano Espaillat, Micah Kellner, Keith Wright and Adam Clayton Powell, Council Members Robert Jackson, Miguel Martinez, and Melissa Mark Viverito and criminal justice and democracy advocates called on the United States Census Bureau to begin counting prisoners in their home communities, rather than where they are incarcerated.

October 17, 2007
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