Liz Krueger's News items

Senator Liz Krueger Opposes Property Tax Cap For Communities Outside New York City

"A BAD POLICY FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN"

Albany— The New York State Senate reconvened today to vote on a property tax cap bill (S.8736). The bill would put a 4% annual cap on the amount local governments (excluding New York's 5 big cities) can increase property taxes to pay for schools. Although the bill passed, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by 19 of her colleagues in voting against the bill.

August 8, 2008
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BREASTFEEDING EXPRESS

 

By Ben Atkinson, Dan Rivoli and David Rudin

The A train became a nursery last week when 30 women took a ride for the annual "Breastfeeding Mothers’ Subway Caravan."

August 8, 2008
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Senator Krueger Attends Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan

Says State Needs to Pass Breastfeeding Bill of Rights

August 1, 2008
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NYC Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee Holds Annual Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan

The Subway Caravan was organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee in 2004 in response to Transit Police issuing a desk appearance ticket to a young woman who was breastfeeding her infant on the train. Despite all the publicity about the advantages to both mother and child of breastfeeding, women continue to be harassed. The fear of public reaction to breastfeeding is still cited by women as a reason why they are reluctant to breastfeed.

July 31, 2008
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Senator Krueger Appointed To The State Senate's Task Force On NYC School Governance

Says She is Excited to Hear from Parents and Educators

July 10, 2008
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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 27, 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 20, 2008
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June 13, 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 5, 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.

June 1, 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 30, 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 28, 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 20, 2008
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Krueger Calls For Divestment In Sudan

Says Genocide in Darfur must be Addressed Now

May 15, 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 7, 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

May 1, 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 23, 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 22, 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 10, 2008
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