Liz Krueger's Testimony

Testimony Regarding The Proposed Condemnation Of Properties On West 30th And 31st Streets For The Purpose Of Constructing A Substation on October 7, 2002

Good evening. I am State Senator Liz Krueger. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on Consolidated Edison (Con Ed)’s proposed condemnation of properties on 15 West 30th Street, 25 West 30th Street, 24 West 31st Street, and 26 West 31st Street. These properties are within the newly drawn boundaries of the 26thSenatorial District, which I represent in Albany. I have a number of concerns regarding the selection of this site and the condemnation process that Con Edison is using to acquire this site.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Public Service Commission Regarding The Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement For The Con Ed/Waterside Site on September 26, 2002

My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator for the district in which the Con Edison Waterside site is situated. The residents of this neighborhood are faced with a potential development that is unprecedented in its magnitude and range of possible impacts on the community, and it is essential that you take the legitimate concerns of my constituents into account when evaluating the sale of this land.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York State Insurance Department on August 6, 2002

  My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District in Manhattan. I am here this morning to raise a number of concerns I have regarding the amended plan for conversion of Empire HealthChoice, Inc. from a not-for-profit entity to a for-profit company. My concerns regarding the change in status of Empire are primarily driven by the need to maintain sufficient access, quality service and minimal insurance charges for all New Yorkers.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Regarding Proposed Rent Increases on June 26, 2002

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District in Manhattan. I am here today to encourage the Board to enact a rent rollback that is consistent with the findings of your own staff. As you know, the operating costs for rent stabilized apartment buildings decreased this year, and any increases in rent would constitute a disregard for your own findings, formulas, and precedent. Below are the key justifications for my position, as well as suggestions about how the Rent Guidelines Board can have a broader role in preserving rent protections in New York City.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Metropolitan Transit Authority Regarding Federal Financial Assistance on June 5, 2002

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District on the East Side of Manhattan. I am here to support the MTA’s request for $20 million in Federal Financial Assistance for the preliminary engineering of the Second Avenue Subway.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony from June 9, 2010 roundtable on sales taxes

On June 9, 2010, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a public roundtable to discuss the future of the sales tax. At the roundtable, the Select Committee heard testimony from eleven tax policy and industry experts from across the country.

Below are links for the written testimony some experts submitted to the Select Committee for the roundtable. The Select Committee's staff will issue a report detailing key findings and conclusions from information gathered during the event.

June 9, 2010
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Testimony from March 12 public hearing on New York State's personal income tax system

On March 12, 2009, the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held its first public hearing in Albany to explore progressive changes to New York State's personal income tax system. The Select Committee heard oral testimony from 10 experts and collected written testimony from several other interested parties.

Below are links for the transcript of the public hearing and the testimony that was submitted to the Select Committee. The Select Committee's staff will issue a report detailing the key findings and conclusions from the testimony.

April 23, 2009
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