Liz Krueger's Press releases

Senator Liz Krueger Presides Over the Senate Says She is Honored to Have this Opportunity

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger presided over the Senate today, her first opportunity to do so since becoming a Senator in a 2002.  Until this year Republicans had controlled the Senate since 1965 and therefore Democratic members had not been allowed to preside over the Senate.  Senator Krueger's opportunity to preside over the Senate comes on the heels of Andrea Stewart-Cousins historic moment of being the first African-American woman to preside over the Senate and represents a new opportunity for women to have a real voice in the State Senate. 

February 10, 2009
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Senate Passes Critical Deficit Reduction Legislation

(Albany) - Working with the Governor and the Assembly, today, the State Senate passed critical deficit reduction legislation taking the necessary first steps toward addressing the fiscal crisis facing New York State. Passage of this legislation demonstrates the Senate's commitment to responsible state budgeting.

February 3, 2009
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New Yorkers Answer President-elect Obama’s Call for a National Day of Service in Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King: Elected officials and volunteers in all five boroughs take a “day on, not a day off” as hunger in New York continues to soar

From January 17th-19th, 2009, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) sponsored its 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Anti-Hunger “Serve-a-Thon” event, a three-day event featuring volunteer opportunities at food pantries and soup kitchens throughout New York City.  

January 19, 2009
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State Senator Liz Krueger Praises Senate for Introducing Historic Rules Reforms

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger hailed the release of rules reform under the leadership of a new Democrat controlled State Senate as a milestone in New York's history. "These rules reforms represent a historic shift in the way the State Senate will function under Democratic leadership," said Senator Krueger.  "For decades New Yorkers have been clamoring for an end to business as usual in Albany and I am proud that after years of my arguing for these changes, we are finally on the path to a fairer and more transparent government that truly serves the people's interests."

January 9, 2009
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KRUEGER CONTINUES BUSH CRITICISM

After sending a letter to the city and state health departments about President George W. Bush’s last minute proposals to change Food and Drug Administration regulations, State Sen. Liz Krueger is again criticizing a round of "midnight" changes to women’s health policy.

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December 31, 2008
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER CRITICIZES BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S STEALTH ATTACK ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger, a steadfast supporter of women's health issues, expressed her outrage towards the Bush administration and the U.S.

December 23, 2008
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LIZ KRUEGER DENOUNCES MIDNIGHT CHANGES FROM BUSH ADMINISTRATION HIDING THE HEALTH RISKS OF MERCURY IN CERTAIN FISH

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger sent letters to the Commissioners of the State Department of Health and the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to express her extreme concern regarding proposed changes to U.S Food and Drug Administration recommendations regarding fish consumption for pregnant women and children, and to urge City and State health officials to ensure New Yorkers continue to receive accurate information regarding the dangers presented by mercury in fish.

December 19, 2008
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LIZ KRUEGER JOINS GOVERNOR PATERSON TO SUPPORT FURTHER INCREASING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined Governor Paterson today supporting an increase of more than $150 million in Federal Food Stamp benefits for low- and moderate-income families.  The additional Federal funding is a result of the State's change in regulations recognizing that residents of public housing pay for their heat costs through their rent payments, hence heating costs should be counted in their food stamp budgets, which is a determining factor in the monthly amount of food stamp assistance received by people living in public housing.

October 16, 2008
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LIZ KRUEGER CALLS FOR MANDATED DISCLOSURE OF BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LOBBYISTS AND LEGISLATORS THROUGH PASSAGE OF BILL SHE INTRODUCED NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO

New York— In the wake of recent and continued Albany ethics scandals, State Senator Liz Krueger urged her colleagues to pass her bill S.1679, introduced nearly two years ago, which would require lobbyists to report campaign contributions, professional relationships with public officials, and employment relationships with relatives of public officials. 

September 23, 2008
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Senator Krueger Joins Rally Against Toxic Mold Announces Bill to Help Remediate Toxic Mold Epidemic in New York

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger joined advocates and New York residents suffering from mold related illnesses today at a rally in front of City Hall.  The rally was meant to highlight the seriousness of mold problems in New York and to propose ways for the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force to strengthen State mold regulations.  The Task Force was created in 2005 to address the health impacts of mold. 

September 23, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger and Senate Democratic Task Force hold Public Hearing on the June 2009 expiration of the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002 Opportunity to Evaluate Mayoral Control

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues from the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance today at a public hearing on Mayoral Control of New York City's schools.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect Mayoral Control has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force has already held a series of public hearings over the past couple of months, with one more still to follow.

September 18, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger and Senate Democratic Task Force hold Public Hearing on the June 2009 expiration of the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002 Opportunity to Evaluate Mayoral Control

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues from the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance today at a public hearing on Mayoral Control of New York City's schools.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect Mayoral Control has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force has already held a series of public hearings over the past couple of months, with one more still to follow.

September 18, 2008
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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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SENATOR KRUEGER ATTENDS BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS' SUBWAY CARAVAN Says State Needs to Pass Breastfeeding Bill of Rights

New York- State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee (NYCBPLC) today for their annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan.  The Subway Caravan began in 2004 as a means to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and reinforce a women's right to breastfeed wherever they have a right to be.  The focus of this year's Caravan is the passage of Senator Krueger's Breastfeeding Bill of Rights (S1674-D).  The legislation codifies mothers' rights to breastfeed into a single, concise document and bans commercial interests fro

August 1, 2008
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Kavanagh and Krueger: McDonald’s Teacup Not So “Sweet” for Our Environment

Legislators Call on Restaurants to Stop Using StyrofoamAs McDonald’s Backslides on Its Commitment to the EnvironmentBy Reintroducing Polystyrene Cup for Its “Sweet Tea"

July 16, 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

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference this week to announce the establishment of the NYC School Governance Task Force.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect the State's 2002 legislation establishing "Mayoral Control" has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force is scheduling a series of six public hearings over the next few months, with two in Manhattan and one in each of the other boroughs.

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 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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KRUEGER PRAISES THE STATE ASSEMBLY FOR UNANIMOUSLY PASSING THE BREASTFEEDING BILL OF RIGHTS: Says Bruno Must Allow the Bill to Move in the Senate

State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) praised the State Assembly for unanimously passing the Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights (A3782-D). Senator Krueger introduced this bill in 2006 and currently sponsors the same as version in the Senate (S1674-D).  The legislation codifies mothers' rights into a single, concise document and bans commercial interests from pressuring new mothers into using formula.

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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