Liz Krueger's News items

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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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 9, 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 18, 2007
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NYC Global Warming Event With Country Star Kathy Mattea, Dec Commissioner Pete Grannis & State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger, Environmental Advocates of New York, and St. Bartholomew's Church today announced a large-scale NYC event aimed at fighting the climate crisis.

October 11, 2007
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Schools Must Get To Work Protecting Students With Food Allergies

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today called on Governor Spitzer to sign S298A/A4051A, the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007. The legislation is the first in a series of steps the state must take to ensure that schools statewide implement an action plan that protects students with food allergies, or who suffer allergic reactions. If left untreated, within minutes an allergic reaction can lead to anaphylactic shock, which can lead to death.

August 6, 2007
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Statement By State Senator Liz Krueger Following Governor's Veto Of Women's Living Wage Bill

I am very disappointed that Governor Spitzer has chosen to veto S3201/A3366, Senator Velmanette Montgomery's sustainable wage and non-traditional employment legislation. It is unfortunate that the Governor failed to see the value in giving social service agencies the option of placing women in higher wage, non-traditional employment opportunities.

August 2, 2007
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Statement By State Senator Liz Krueger On Passage Of Congestion Pricing Bill

A plan to mitigate congestion in the City's core has the potential to fundamentally change the transportation practices of the entire region. The commission we have created will ensure that the plan ultimately implemented is comprehensive and allows for maximum results.

July 27, 2007
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