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Seantor Kreuger's Forum on Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in the News

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.

December 18, 2014
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Senator Liz Krueger Holds First NYC Forum on Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act

New York – New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) 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 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.

December 18, 2014
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Senator Krueger, Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes to Hold First NYC Public Forum on NYS Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act

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).

December 17, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: December 2014

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

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Community Bulletin - December 2014

December 11, 2014
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Senior Roundtable Breakfast: Caregiving Conversation with Jane Gross

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.

November 20, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: November 2014

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

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Community Bulletin - November 2014

November 13, 2014
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Information from NYC Dept. of Health on Ebola

Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease caused by a virus. A large outbreak is now occurring in West Africa. Please read below for instructions and information from the NYC Dept. of Health.

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NYC DOH Ebola Palmcard

October 24, 2014
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New York Magazine: The War Over Airbnb Gets Personal

New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler spoke with Sen. Krueger for this long write-up on the fight over illegal hotels and Airbnb. Check it out:

October 3, 2014
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Forum on Tenants' Rights and Advocacy in a Critical Year

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.

September 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Sen. Krueger in the Daily News: "The evidence is in, so ban fracking"

On Monday, the Daily News published an op-ed from Sen. Krueger on fracking! The conclusion:

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.

September 3, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Eighth Annual Senior Resource Fair

Please join us for Liz's Eighth Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El! Over 50 exhibitors will be there to provide information for older adults in New York City!

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Sen. Krueger's Senior Resource Guide will be provided free as well.

No RSVP is necessary. For further information, contact Alice Fisher at Sen. Krueger's office, (212) 490-9535.

October 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: August 2014

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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Community Bulletin - August 2014

August 19, 2014
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Daily News: "Activists, Elected Officials Demand Public Hearings After Review of Waste Facility"

The Daily News reports 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.

August 14, 2014
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Moms Rally at City Hall in Support of Breastfeeding, Celebrate 20th Anniversary of NYS Civil Rights Law Allowing Women to Breastfeed Anywhere They Have the Legal Right to Be

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.

August 8, 2014
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Letter to Department of Financial Services on Dramatic Proposed Increases for Health Insurance Premiums

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.

August 8, 2014
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Statement on Gov. Cuomo's Approval and Signature of Maternal Depression Legislation

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.”

August 4, 2014
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Reply Letter to DEC and DSNY Regarding Concerns About the Structural Soundness of the Planned 91st Street MTS

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.

July 30, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: July 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for July is available here! You can view or download it as a PDF from this page.

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Community Bulletin - July 2014

July 15, 2014
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Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Sen. Krueger Answer Hobby Lobby Decision with Rally for Passage of “Boss Bill” to Ban Workplace Discrimination Against Employees on Basis of Healthcare Decisions

Senator Krueger, City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, and Public Advocate Letitia James were joined by a diverse group of advocates and fellow elected leaders on the steps of City Hall to call for passage of the “Boss Bill” (A.8769A / S.6578B), which would strengthen current workplace anti-discrimination laws in New York State, protecting employees’ rights to access reproductive healthcare and services free from employer retaliation. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, was passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly during the final week of this year’s legislative session, but was not given a vote by the State Senate.

July 14, 2014
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Sen. Krueger Discusses the Airbnb Controversy with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate

Liz joined Leonard Lopate to discuss the controversy over Airbnb in New York City, what’s legal, what’s not, and why. Audio available here

July 14, 2014
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