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BREASTFEEDING EXPRESS

 

By Ben Atkinson, Dan Rivoli and David Rudin

The A train became a nursery last week when 30 women took a ride for the annual "Breastfeeding Mothers’ Subway Caravan."

August 8, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger Opposes Property Tax Cap For Communities Outside New York City

"A BAD POLICY FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN"

Albany— The New York State Senate reconvened today to vote on a property tax cap bill (S.8736). The bill would put a 4% annual cap on the amount local governments (excluding New York's 5 big cities) can increase property taxes to pay for schools. Although the bill passed, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by 19 of her colleagues in voting against the bill.

August 8, 2008
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SENATOR KRUEGER ATTENDS BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS' SUBWAY CARAVAN Says State Needs to Pass Breastfeeding Bill of Rights

New York- State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee (NYCBPLC) today for their annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan.  The Subway Caravan began in 2004 as a means to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and reinforce a women's right to breastfeed wherever they have a right to be.  The focus of this year's Caravan is the passage of Senator Krueger's Breastfeeding Bill of Rights (S1674-D).  The legislation codifies mothers' rights to breastfeed into a single, concise document and bans commercial interests fro

August 1, 2008
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Senator Krueger Attends Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan

Says State Needs to Pass Breastfeeding Bill of Rights

August 1, 2008
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NYC Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee Holds Annual Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan

The Subway Caravan was organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee in 2004 in response to Transit Police issuing a desk appearance ticket to a young woman who was breastfeeding her infant on the train. Despite all the publicity about the advantages to both mother and child of breastfeeding, women continue to be harassed. The fear of public reaction to breastfeeding is still cited by women as a reason why they are reluctant to breastfeed.

July 31, 2008
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Kavanagh and Krueger: McDonald’s Teacup Not So “Sweet” for Our Environment

Legislators Call on Restaurants to Stop Using StyrofoamAs McDonald’s Backslides on Its Commitment to the EnvironmentBy Reintroducing Polystyrene Cup for Its “Sweet Tea"

July 16, 2008
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Senator Krueger Appointed To The State Senate's Task Force On NYC School Governance

Says She is Excited to Hear from Parents and Educators

July 10, 2008
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Senator Krueger Appointed to the State Senate's Task Force on NYC School Governance Says She is Excited to Hear from Parents and Educators

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference this week to announce the establishment of the NYC School Governance Task Force.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect the State's 2002 legislation establishing "Mayoral Control" has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force is scheduling a series of six public hearings over the next few months, with two in Manhattan and one in each of the other boroughs.

July 10, 2008
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KRUEGER CALLS FOR STATE ACTION TO ADDRESS DECLINING ECONOMIC STATUS OF WOMEN: Cites Important New Report Showing New York State Women Have Been Losing Ground in the last 20 Years

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger called for State action to address issues raised in the new report released by the New York Women's Foundation entitled "The Economic Status of Women in New York State."  The report detailed startling data that showed women in New York are economically worse off today compared to how they were doing 1989.

June 27, 2008
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Krueger Calls For State Action To Address Declining Economic Status Of Women

Cites Important New Report Showing New York State Women Have Been Losing Ground in the last 20 Years New York— State Senator Liz Krueger called for State action to address issues raised in the new report released yesterday by the New York Women's Foundation entitled "The Economic Status of Women in New York State."  The report detailed startling data that showed women in New York are economically worse off today compared to how they were doing 1989. 

June 27, 2008
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Krueger Praises Passage Of Environmental Bills

New York— With only one official day remaining in New York's legislative session State Senator Liz Krueger praised the Senate for passing some high priority environmental bills. "I am very proud of my colleagues for having the foresight to make the environment a top priority regardless of partisan politics," said Senator Krueger.

Some of the bills that passed the Senate this session included:

June 20, 2008
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KRUEGER PRAISES PASSAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS

New York— With only one official day remaining in New York's legislative session State Senator Liz Krueger praised the Senate for passing some high priority environmental bills.  "I am very proud of my colleagues for having the foresight to make the environment a top priority regardless of partisan politics," said Senator Krueger.  Some of the bills that passed the Senate this session included:

June 20, 2008
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June 13, 2008
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KRUEGER PRAISES THE STATE ASSEMBLY FOR UNANIMOUSLY PASSING THE BREASTFEEDING BILL OF RIGHTS: Says Bruno Must Allow the Bill to Move in the Senate

State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) praised the State Assembly for unanimously passing the Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights (A3782-D). Senator Krueger introduced this bill in 2006 and currently sponsors the same as version in the Senate (S1674-D).  The legislation codifies mothers' rights into a single, concise document and bans commercial interests from pressuring new mothers into using formula.

June 13, 2008
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Senator Krueger Fights Back for Women's Rights: Denounces Misinformation and Promotes Facts

There are only 8 days left of session for the NY State Senate this spring, with too many important bills being ignored.  One of the most crucial is the importance of passing the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act by the end of session.  The bill would guarantee the right of future generations of New York women to make safe and private reproductive health decisions.   

June 5, 2008
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Senator Krueger Fights Back For Women's Rights

                        Denounces Misinformation and Promotes Facts There are only 8 days left of session for the NY State Senate this spring, with too many important bills being ignored.  One of the most crucial is the importance of passing the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act by the end of session.  The bill would guarantee the right of future generations of New York women to make safe and private reproductive health decisions.   

June 5, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Rally's Against Proliferation Of Illegal Hotels

Says Action Must be Taken to Stop Illegal Activity and Protect Affordable Housing

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger joined a fellow members of the Illegal Hotels Working Group at a rally today to call attention to the problem of proliferating illegal hotels -- the practice of some in real estate of renting out apartments in residential buildings for short term stays.

June 1, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Rallies Against Proliferation of Illegal Hotels: Says Action Must be Taken to Stop Illegal Activity and Protect Affordable Housing

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger joined fellow members of the Illegal Hotels Working Group at a rally today to call attention to the problem of proliferating illegal hotels -- the practice of some in real estate of renting out apartments in residential buildings for short term stays.  The rally was held to highlight a new report that documents this growing problem across Manhattan.

June 1, 2008
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Electeds, Advocates Release Report Uncovering 200+ Illegal Hotels In New York City

Rally in front of illegal hotel demands swift action from City to restore thousands of affected apartments to their legal residential use                                                                                                       Contact:  John Raskin                                                                                                                (646) 369-8093              

May 30, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Commends Manhattan Borough President Stringer's Report on the Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program Says State Legislature Must Reform or Eliminate Program

New York— Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released a report today outlining major problems with the city's Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program (ICIP).  The report calls for wholesale reform of a program that cost the City $409.5 million in lost tax revenue in fiscal year 2007, much of which went to supporting Midtown commercial real estate, fast food restaurants, gas stations, and chain retail stores.

May 29, 2008
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