Liz Krueger's Press releases

STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER URGES PASSAGE OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION LEGISLATION TO PREVENT UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) backed an effort last week by Senate Democrats to force a vote on a measure that would have allowed pharmacists and registered nurses to dispense emergency contraception understanding doctors orders. The motion was voted down along party lines. “The simple truth is that there are an estimated 122,000 unintended pregnancies and 82,000 abortions every year  in New York State each year that could be prevented by offering timely access to emergency contraception.

April 3, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER VOTES FOR AMENDMENT WHICH WOULD HAVE RESOLVED DECADES OF UNFAIR FUNDING FORMULA’S FOR NY CITY SCHOOLS

Senate Democrats Propose True Statewide Solution to

Address the Court Ordered Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) Dilemma

 

April 2, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER CALLS ON SENATE MAJORITY TO BRING STEM CELL RESEARCH BILL TO FLOOR

Albany, NY – More than 128 million Americans suffer from chronic and degenerative ailments such as diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.  Because the promise of stem cell research has offered hope to many suffering from these persistent and difficult diseases, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) has introduced the Reproductive Cloning Prohibition and Stem Cell Research Protection Act to encourage stem cell research in New York State.  Yesterday Senator Krueger called on the Republican Majority to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate for

March 22, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER GIVEN A 100% RATING BY THE DRUM MAJOR INSTITUTE FOR ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF NEW YORK'S MIDDLE CLASS

New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) received a perfect score from the Drum Major Institute (DMI) yesterday in a survey titled, "Fighting for New York's Middle Class: 2001-2005 NY State Legislative Scorecard." The report graded individual legislators on their voting record for bills with the potential to impact the state’s middle class.

 

March 16, 2006
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Krueger and Colleagues Expose Censorship in State Senate

Albany, NY - With “Sunshine Week” as their backdrop, State Senator Liz Krueger and several of her Democratic colleagues today called for an end to the heavy-handed censorship the Republican Majority inflicts on Minority members.

 

“The Republican Majority not only controls the resources we receive, they control our efforts to communicate with our constituents. They determine what we can say in our newsletters and on our websites, and they often use a double standard when determining what is appropriate,” Krueger said.

 

March 15, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Seeks Restoration of Home Rule Fights to Protect New York City’s Affordable Housing

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) offered a motion to petition today to bring a bill to restore home rule to New York City to the floor of the Senate.  The Urstadt Law, named after Charles Urstadt, former Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s housing commissioner, was enacted in 1971 as part of Rockefeller’s vacancy-decontrol legislation.

March 14, 2006
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SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER EMPHASIZES NEED FOR OVERHAUL OF “FLAWED & ARCHAIC” MBR SYSTEM

New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) submitted testimony today before the New York State Department of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) regarding the proposed Standard Adjustment Factor (SAF) for the 2006/2007 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) cycle.  "A SAF of 8.2% would be devastating for the tens of thousands of elderly low- and moderate-income rent controlled tenants in New York City,” stated Senator Krueger.  "According to the 2005 Housing and Vacancy Survey, rent controlled tenants maintain the lowest average income of any group of renters in the ci

March 10, 2006
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SENATE DEMOCRATIC TASK FORCE ON LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGETARY REFORM HOLDS FOURTH HEARING IN ALBANY TODAY

Albany, NY – Saying “it  is critical that we ensure that State government be held accountable  to  the people we represent,” State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of  the  Senate  Democratic Task Force on Legislative and Budgetary Reform, today led the Task Force’s fourth public hearing on ways to improve State Government.

 

March 1, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER URGES NEW LIQUOR AUTHORITY CHAIR TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO NEW YORK CITY LICENSING PRACTICES

New York, NY - State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan ) today said she was hopeful the newly confirmed Chairman of the State Liquor Authority (SLA) Daniel B. Boyle would “improve the agency and be sensitive to the needs of New York City’s neighborhoods, especially those that have become saturated with bars and nightspots.”

 

Senator Krueger said the SLA “has a history of ignoring public input when they consider liquor license applications. I believe Mr. Boyle intends to address that problem.”

 

February 16, 2006
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EMBASSY BAR DEBACLE SHOWS LIQUOR AUTHORITY’S LICENSE GRANTING PROCESS MUST BE REVAMPED

Bing, East Side community leaders urge agency to consider neighborhood, business,

safety concerns before granting liquor licenses to nightclubs

 

East Side, NY - In light of the misguided approval of a liquor license for Embassy bar in Turtle Bay, Assemblymember Jonathan L. Bing (D-Manhattan) called for an overhaul to the New York State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) license granting process.

 

January 26, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER PROPOSES RULES CHANGE TO IMPOSE LIMITS ON ACCEPTING GIFTS FROM LOBBYISTS

Praises Majority Leader Bruno for supporting the idea,

 but points out “we don’t have that rule yet”

 

January 26, 2006
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Senate GOP Refuses to Allow a Vote on Resolution Marking Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Senate Republicans today refused to allow a resolution marking the thirty-third anniversary of Roe v. Wade to come to the floor for a vote.

 

            The resolution, sponsored by Senators Liz Krueger and Eric Schneiderman, noted the importance of the Supreme Court decision that has saved countless women from dangerous, illegal abortions.

 

January 24, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER CONDEMNS SENATE REPUBLICANS FOR VOTING DOWN AMENDMENT ADOPTING OPTICAL SCANNING AS STATEWIDE VOTING MACHINE STANDARD

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) sharply criticized her Senate Republican colleagues for voting against an amendment that would have adopted optical scanning as the standard statewide voting system.  “We are a few months away from a federal mandate to have new voting machines in every county,” stated Senator Krueger.  “Optical scanning is the only technology that will assure the voters of New York State that their votes are counted accurately.  The fact that this amendment did not pass proves yet again that the Senate Republicans ar

January 24, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER INTRODUCES REFORM LEGISLATION TO LIMIT LOBBYING BY FORMER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Albany, NY – Tomorrow State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) will introduce a simple, yet groundbreaking lobbying reform bill for consideration by her Senate colleagues.  The legislation would institute lobbying restrictions on legislative and executive chamber employees.  “This bill is the one of many necessary reforms that we need to make to protect the integrity of the Legislature and to restore public confidence in state government,” stated Senator Krueger. 

 

January 19, 2006
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE LAWSUIT AGAINST NEW YORK STATE FOR NON-HAVA COMPLIANCE

New York, NY – “I am not the least bit surprised by the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) action against New York State for not complying with the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) regulations.  Since its initial passage in 2002, each state was obligated to comply with the new federal mandate and the state legislative leadership dragged their feet for three years.  The compromise that was passed at the end of the 2005 session punted the responsibility for administering HAVA to the localities.  This was poor public policy that was the result of years of apa

January 13, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER PRAISES SELECTION OF CHRISTINE QUINN AS FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER

New York, NY – Today State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) expressed her gratification at the imminent election of Christine Quinn as the first woman Speaker of the New York City Council.  “It is a sign of how far our City has come that it is now possible for women of talent to aspire to positions that have long been exclusively held by men,” said Senator Krueger.  “We all win when we open our political process to all people regardless of gender, or sexual orientation.”  Senator Krueger noted that Councilmember Quinn will be both the first woma

January 3, 2006
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