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State Senator Liz Krueger Proposes Rules Change To Impose Limits On Accepting Gifts From Lobbyists

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.

January 26, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Condemns Senate Majority For Voting Down Amendment Adopting Optical Scanning As Statewide Voting Machine Standard

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.”

January 24, 2006
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Senate Majority Refuses To Allow A Vote On Resolution Marking Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

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

January 24, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Urges Constituents To Vote For Transportation Bond Act

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.

October 25, 2005
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State Senator Liz Krueger Defends Manhattan VA Hospital

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.

September 20, 2005
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State Senators Liz Krueger, Kevin Parker And Colleagues Call On Federal Government To Reduce Dependence On Foreign Oil And Increase Investments In Clean Energy Sources

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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.

September 20, 2005
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State Senator Liz Krueger Praises Passage Of Comprehensive Lobbying Reform

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.

June 23, 2005
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