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Krueger, Senators Oppose Bailout Of Cayuga Coal Power Plant

New York – Today, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by Senators Breslin, Dilan, Hamilton, Hoylman, Latimer, Parker, Perkins and Serrano in submitting comments to the state Public Service Commission opposing the ratepayer-funded bailout and repowering of the Cayuga Lake coal power plant in Lansing, NY, in favor of transmission upgrades.

August 21, 2015
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Sen. Krueger's Albany Update, Summer 2015

This newsletter provides a breakdown of this year’s January – June 2105 legislative session. It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

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Sen. Krueger's Albany Update, Summer 2015

August 10, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin, August 2015

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for August is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

 

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August 4, 2015
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Lt. Gov. Hochul And Pro-Choice Caucus Rally To Support Planned Parenthood

New York – Today, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was joined by members of the New York State Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC), including State Senators Krueger, Gianaris and Montgomery, and Assemblymembers Gottfried, Kaminsky, Lavine, Rosenthal, Seawright and Simotas, and activists from NARAL, NOW, NYCLU and others, at a rally to show support for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and oppose any efforts by Congress to cut off funding for PPFA.  BPCLC also released a letter that was sent to members of the New

July 29, 2015
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Testimony To The NYSDEC Regarding Permit Renewal For The E.91st St. MTS

New York - Today, Senator Krueger submitted written testimony to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation during their public comment period regarding the renewal of permits for construction and operation of the 91st St. Marine Transfer Station.

 

 

July 20, 2015
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New York Daily News: Lawmakers, government reform group sue New York's Board of Elections over LLC campaign donation loophole

Today, the New York Daily News and other outlets including the New York Times reported that a bipartisan group of current and former lawmakers, including Senator Krueger, joined the Brennan Center in filing suit against the State Board of Elections to close the infamous LLC Loophole.

July 14, 2015
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Krueger, Ortiz Announce Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz today announced the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (S.5873/A.8011), which would require the State Comptroller to divest the Common Retirement Fund (CRF) from fossil fuel holdings by 2020. They were joined in this announcement by Bill McKibben, Peter Yarrow and other advocates.

July 7, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin, July 2015

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for July is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

 

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July 6, 2015
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Capital New York: Bill to expand health coverage for pregnant women approved

Today, Capital New York reported that the Senate and Assembly passed bills that would make pregnancy a qualifying event triggering a special enrollment period for the state health insurance exchange, allowing pregnant women to enroll in a health plan at any time.  The bills, sponsored in the Senate by Senators Seward and Hannon, and in the Assembly by Assembly Member Simotas, was the result of efforts by Sen. Krueger, Assm. Simotas, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, and advocates to close this loophole in the federal Affordable Care Act.

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June 18, 2015
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Statement From Sen. Krueger On Assembly Passage Of “Boss Bill”

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today, after the passage in the Assembly of legislation known as the Boss Bill (A.1142-A/S.2709-A), which would ban employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their personal reproductive health decisions. The bill passed by a vote of 87 to 27, with support from members of both parties, including Assembly Member Jane Corwin (R-Clarence) who spoke in favor of the bill during floor debate. The legislation is sponsored by Sen.

June 16, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin, June 2015

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for June is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

 

 

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June 9, 2015
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Regarding Proposed Rent Increases.

New York - Senator Krueger today submitted tesitmony to the New York City Rent Guidelines board recommending a 0% rent increase for both one and two-year leases.

 

June 8, 2015
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State Senate Passes Sen. Krueger’s Bill To Increase Penalty For Animal Cruelty

New York – The State Senate voted today to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (S.4265)that would remove the word “serious” from the description of physical injury necessary to sustain a charge of felony cruelty to animals.

June 3, 2015
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Letter to FTC Regarding the "Sharing Economy"

Senator Krueger sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission during the comment period for their workshop titled "The 'Sharing' Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators."  Visit the FTC website for more information on the workshop and comment period.

 

May 28, 2015
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Senator Krueger and Senate Democratic Conference Announce Affordable Housing Legislative Package

 New York - Senator Krueger today joined members of the Senate Democratic Conference to unveil an affordable housing package to better ensure fair housing practices throughout New York State.

May 28, 2015
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Wall Street Journal: Law Spurs Interest in Helping New Moms Deal With Depression

Today, the Wall Street Journal reported on the state's maternal depression law, the result of a bill that Sen. Krueger sponsored, along with Assembly Member Dick Gottfried.  The law increased education and access to information and screening about maternal depression for new mothers:

 

 

May 26, 2015
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Bill To Expand Insurance Access For Pregnant Women Approved By Senate Committee

New York – In a unanimous vote today, the State Senate Insurance Committee referred S.4639 to the Finance Committee, moving it one step closer to passage.

May 18, 2015
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Carol Ann Rinzler

Carol Ann Rinzler is a devoted activist and civic leader. She is also the author of more than 20 health-related books, including: Nutrition for Dummies (6th edition due in 2015-16), The New Complete Book of Food, the award-winning Estrogen and Breast Cancer: A Warning for Women, and Leonardo’s Foot, which a reviewer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science described as “some of the best writing about science for the non-scientist he had encountered in recent years.”

May 13, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin - May 2015

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for May is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

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May 12, 2015
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Senator Krueger Welcomes Push By Moms Demand Action

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger today welcomed a new campaign by gun safety advocates Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to reduce injuries and deaths of children across the country resulting from unintentional shootings.  The public education campaign, launched in anticipation of Mothers’ Day and called “Be SMART,” includes the #NotAnAccident Index and interactive map, a tool used for tracking unintentional shootings involving children.  The new campaign comes a week after Republican Senators in the Codes Committee voted down legislation sponsored by Sen.

May 6, 2015
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