Liz Krueger's Press releases

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 4, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Rallies 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 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.  The rally was held to highlight a new report that documents this growing problem across Manhattan.

May 31, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Commends Manhattan Borough President Stringer's Report on the Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program Says State Legislature Must Reform or Eliminate Program

New York— Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released a report today outlining major problems with the city's Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program (ICIP).  The report calls for wholesale reform of a program that cost the City $409.5 million in lost tax revenue in fiscal year 2007, much of which went to supporting Midtown commercial real estate, fast food restaurants, gas stations, and chain retail stores.

May 28, 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

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate Democratic Conference today called for the Governor and State Legislators, both Republican and Democrat, to take action before the end of session and approve new Brownfields legislation that will speed-up neighborhood clean-up projects statewide.

At stake, are nearly $1 billion in state tax credits and $40 million in state-funded community planning grants that can be used to help reclaim thousands of polluted sites in urban, suburban, rural, industrial, and residential areas across New York state if action isn't taken now.

May 27, 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 19, 2008
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Krueger Calls for Divestment in Sudan Says Genocide in Darfur must be Addressed Now

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) called on the Senate to immediately pass S2924, which would require New York State to divest from companies doing business in Sudan.  The Darfur region of Sudan has been a site of genocide for a number of years.  "Every day we wait to pass this bill, is another day of implicitly condoning genocide in Darfur,"  said Senator Krueger.

May 14, 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 6, 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

On "Reform Day" State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) called for redistricting reform through passage of S.487, a bill she co-sponsors along with State Senator John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope).  

"When I first ran for office in 2002, I vowed to work to solve the 'Albany Syndrome,'"  said Senator Krueger.  "We have made progress in the past six years but much more needs to be done.  One of the major obstacles still preventing real change in Albany is the partisan process of gerrymandering legislative districts."

April 29, 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

State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined her Senate Democratic colleagues and public health advocates today in calling for a ban on the new "Tier 4" pricing system, which could result in New York citizens facing thousand of dollars in additional drug costs. 

April 22, 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 21, 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 9, 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

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) offered a motion to petition today to bring a bill, the Food Service Waste Reduction Act (S6402), to the floor for a vote of the full Senate. The bill is designed to lead to a statewide phase-out of all polystyrene (Styrofoam) products used in the food service industry.  Senator Krueger's motion was defeated along party lines with Republican unanimously opposing it.

Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh carries the “same-as” in that chamber.

April 7, 2008
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER’S OFFICE CONVENES “MODEL STATE SENATE”

Local High School Students Participate in Youth Civics Program Created to Foster Awareness of State Politics

April 6, 2008
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GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES $1.45 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING GRANTS

Governor Paterson today announced $1.45 million in grants to help build and renovate 122 units of affordable housing in New York State. The grants—to Kings, Onondaga and Yates counties—reinforce the Governor’s commitment to the creation and preservation of affordable housing throughout the state.

Today’s grants were approved by the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC), which makes grants to not-for-profit housing organizations around the state to help subsidize the cost of newly constructed homes and the renovation of existing housing.

April 1, 2008
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Senator Krueger Praises Schools for Moratorium on Hamburgers to Address Animal Cruelty Charges Says Use of Sick Animals for Food Highlights Need for “No-Downed Animal Legislation

State Senator Liz Krueger praised New York City schools officials for their quick response to reports that a major supplier of beef to the school system had been using beatings and other abusive practices on cows too sick to pass inspections.  The action came after a Humane Society video showed sick cows being beaten, kicked, shocked with electricity and dragged with chains to force them to stand so they could pass inspection.  “This kind of abuse is unacceptable on humane grounds, and also puts our food supply at risk,” said Senator Krueger.  “Animals too s

February 11, 2008
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KRUEGER APPLAUDS NYS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIALS FOR FILING CIVIL COMPLAINTS AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY TAX PREP FIRMS; CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF HER REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN ACT

Two Firms Believed  to Target High-Interest Loans to Black, Hispanic and Military Families Against Their Income Tax Rebates

January 18, 2008
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NEW STATEWIDE RECALL OF UNSAFE TOYS ANNOUNCED

Toy Safety Campaign Reveals Improved Compliance but Some Toys Remain on the Shelves Calls on Federal Government to Issue National Recall

December 9, 2007
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Council Considers Stronger Penalties for Illegal Hotels

Intro. 534 (Brewer) strengthens City’s toolbox to fight illegal hotels in residential buildings

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.

December 3, 2007
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NYS TOXIC MOLD TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED

Spitzer Administration Moves to Combat Health & Housing Concerns Raised by more than 21,000 NYC Residents

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger applauds 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.

November 26, 2007
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER JOINS NYS DEC, NYC DEP IN ANNOUNCING MAJOR AIR QUALITY ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE

In Bold Move, Agencies Begin Random Street Inspections of Diesel Trucks; 1 in 4 Breaking Emissions Regulations

"Today I was pleased to stand with 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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