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Senator Krueger, Assembly Member O'Donnell Release Letter To Gov. Cuomo Calling For Summit ASAP And Immediate Suspension Of Email Deletion

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell today released a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging him to follow through on a proposed email retention and transparency summit as soon as possible, and to immediately suspend his administration’s 90-day email deletion policy.  The letter also strongly recommends the inclusion of policy experts in the discussion, including Robert J. Freeman, Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government (COOG), as well as state archive staff and representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  

March 18, 2015
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Senator Krueger, Assembly Member O'Donnell Introduce Bill To Regulate Email Deletion By State Officials

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell today introduced a bill to regulate email retention policy for New York State officials and extend existing Freedom of Information Act requirements to the state legislature.  The legislation is based on the Federal “Capstone” email retention policy, which was adopted after extensive study of best practices for handling electronic records.  It would establish strict standards for permanent preservation of the records of policymakers, including statewide public officials, state legislators and senior agency positions, among others, and prohibit deletion of emails from other government officials for at least seven years.  

March 12, 2015
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Senate Democratic Conference Outlines Budget Requests

Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference have outlined their budget requests for the state’s 2015-2016 budget following analysis of the Governor’s Executive Budget and testimonies provided by various stakeholders during the Joint Legislative Budget Hearings. The outline highlights their strong concerns over the Governor’s attempt to force policies through an appropriation bill and reiterates that such policies, many of which are supported including their ethics reform measures, should be passed separately and immediately.

March 10, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin - March 2015

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

 

March 1, 2015
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Democratic Conference Economic and Revenue Forecast, FY 2015-16

As the Democratic Conference's ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Krueger is pleased to make the Democratic Conference's economic and revenue forecast available to the public. View the report here.

File: 
2015.FINAL_.REVENUE.REPORT.PDF_.2.25.15.2.53.pm_.pdf

February 27, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Neighborhood Update - Fall 2014

This newsletter offers a report on a number of important issues in the 28th Senatorial District over the last year.

File: 
Krueger Neighborhood Mailer.pdf

February 24, 2015
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: January 2015

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

 

February 23, 2015
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Joint Statement from Sen. Krueger and NYC Councilmember Williams on Manhattan Housing Court Ruling Against Airbnb Host

NEW YORK: Today, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and Chair of the Council's Housing and Buildings Committee, and State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), released the following statement afterManhattan Housing Court Judge Jack Stoller ruled against a Manhattan couple who rented out their rent-stabilized apartment on Airbnb for triple the price they paid.

February 20, 2015
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Letter To The Governmental Accountability Standards Board on Tax Abatement Disclosures

Senator Krueger and Senator Perkins sent a letter to the Governmental Accountability Standards Board (GASB) expressing support for the development of requirements for disclosing information about tax abatements offered by state and local government.

 

 

February 11, 2015
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The Blue Book: Senate Minority Staff Analysis of the 2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal

 

The "Blue Book" is a comprehensive overview and analysis of the 2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal, prepared by the Finance Committee's minority staff.

File: 
Bluebook FINAL 2015.pdf

February 10, 2015
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Statement From Senator Liz Krueger On Passage Of S.2486, Delaying Implementation of I-STOP E-Prescription Mandate

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today on the passage of S.2486, Senator Kemp Hannon’s bill to delay implementation of the state’s I-STOP electronic prescribing mandate:

February 10, 2015
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Senator Krueger And Senate Democratic Conference Introduce The “Clean Up Albany” Legislative Package

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger and the Senate Democratic Conference today unveiled a major legislative package to deal with the ongoing ethics crisis in State Government. This package of groundbreaking bills will cap legislators’ outside incomes, end the LLC loophole, bar elected officials from using campaign funds for criminal defense and personal use, cap contributions to party “soft money” accounts, and end the practice of taxpayer funded reimbursements of legal fees. The Senate Democrats also introduced measures to strip corrupt officials of taxpayer funded pensions and reform how campaigns are funded. Unfortunately, the Senate Majority has consistently blocked all meaningful ethics reforms initiatives.

February 9, 2015
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Statement By Senator Liz Krueger On NYC Mayor’s Office Of Special Enforcement Suit Against Illegal Hotel Operators

 

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today in reaction to a lawsuit filed by the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) against the owners of four Manhattan residential buildings accused of operating illegal hotels:

February 6, 2015
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin - February 2015

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

 

 

February 2, 2015
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Times Union: Cuomo Pocket-Vetos Police Discipline Bill

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:

January 30, 2015
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Testimony of State Senator Liz Krueger Before the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings “Short Term Rentals -- Stimulating the Economy or Destabilizing Neighborhoods?” January 20, 2015

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.

January 21, 2015
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: January 2015

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

 

 

January 2, 2015
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Capital New York: For lawmakers, health initiatives are a long game

By Dan Goldberg 6:08 a.m. | Dec. 23, 2014

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 Albany and there were so few attendees that “nobody had to tell us to shush,” he recalled.

December 23, 2014
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Seantor Krueger'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

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.

December 18, 2014
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