On Friday, the Times Union reported that Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill to make police disciplinary procedures subject to collective bargaining. The article quoted Senator Krueger, who opposed the bill, which would deny municipalities, counties, and the state the flexibility they need to protect the public by acting as they feel is necessary and appropriate in police disciplinary proceedings:
My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 28th Senate District, which includes the East Side and Midtown areas of Manhattan. I want to thank Chairman Jumaane Williams and the members of the City Council Housing and Buildings Committee for providing me with the opportunity to testify today.
New York's first press conference on a gay rights bill took place in 1971, said Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who attended as a freshman legislator. It was held in the legislative library in Albanyand there were so few attendees that “nobody had to tell us to shush,” he recalled.
On December 17th, Sen. Krueger held a today held a public forum in New York on their Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA; S. 6005 / A. 8341) and the need for marijuana law reform in New York State. The forum featured testimony from advocates, policy experts, and government officials representing community, law enforcement, health, economic and budgetary perspectives.
On Wednesday, December 17th, New York State Senator Liz Krueger held a public forum in New York on their Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA; S. 6005 / A. 8341) and the need for marijuana law reform in New York State. The forum was held in the Senate Hearing Room at 250 Broadway in lower Manhattan, mere steps from New York City Hall and NYPD’s headquarters at 1 Police Plaza. The hearing featured testimony from advocates, policy experts, and government officials representing community, law enforcement, health, economic and budgetary perspectives.
Wednesday December 17 at 11:00 a.m., New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and New York State Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) will hold a public forum on their Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA; S. 6005 / A. 8341 of 2013-2014) and the need for marijuana law reform in New York State. The forum will be held in the Senate Hearing Room at 250 Broadway in Manhattan (19th Floor).
Senator Liz Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors is a 5-part program that provides an opportunity for constituents to come together to explore life issues that are relevant across the age span.
This year we will be looking at Caregiving and all its aspects. The first session of this popular program will take place on Thursday morning, November 20th, at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street. The program runs from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Bagels and coffee will be served.
On Thursday, September 18th, I will be hosting a Forum on Tenants Rights and Advocacy, which will focus on organizing, education and empowerment, in preparation for 2015, which will be toward a critical year for state and city housing policy.
New York finds itself at a crossroads. We know that, with the technology and engineering methods currently in use, fracking is inherently dangerous and would result in irreversible harm to New Yorkers; health, our natural resources and our billion-dollar agricultural industry.
Yet the Cuomo administration is still officially reviewing how fracking impacts people’s health.
The state’s highest court recently upheld the rights of cities and towns to ban fracking within their borders. This is a step in the right direction, but pollutants caused by fracking will not conform to municipal boundaries. As elected officials, it is our job to weigh the facts and science, and then act to protect New Yorkers.
It is time for both houses of the state Legislature to pass a bill banning fracking — and for Gov. Cuomo to sign it.
The Daily Newsreports on a press conference Sen. Krueger attended with fellow East Side and Manhattan elected officials and Pledge 2 Protect:
Advocates and elected officials called on the Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a full review of the controversial E. 91st St. marine transfer site and hold public hearings on changes in the area's environmental conditions. Since the permit to build the transfer site was issued in 2009, there have been changes in air quality and flood elevations, the activists and politicians argued at City Hall Thursday.
Today on the steps of City Hall, breastfeeding mothers and families, lactation professionals and advocates from all over New York City participated in the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan, joined by Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and multiple elected leaders, inlcuding Sen. Krueger. After the rally, the caravan traveled on the “A” train to Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza for the Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment’s (B.A.B.E.) day-long breastfeeding celebration.
Sens. Krueger and Rivera wrote to the Department of Financial Services regarding the recent requests from insurers participating in New York's healthcare marketplace to dramatically raise their premiums.
Sen. Krueger issued the following statement upon Gov. Cuomo's signature of legislation she and Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried passed to increase screening, diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of maternal depression disorders (S.7234B):
“Many new parents and families aren’t aware of just how common maternal depression is, and too often cases go untreated with new mothers and families needlessly suffering,” said Senator Liz Krueger. “This bill will spur greater awareness, early detection, and treatment of maternal depression. Governor Cuomo has my deepest thanks for signing this important legislation today.”
Sen. Krueger and a large group of East Side and Manhattan elected officials sent this reply letter to the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the city Dept. of Sanitation, reiterating their concerns that the planned 91st Street Marine Transfer Station's design is deeply flawed in light of the new post-Sandy floodplain maps and its siting on the East River, and demanding a public hearing on the station's permit renewal in light of the facility's design changes and the changes in likely local flooding conditions.