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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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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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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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Senate Democrats Advocate for Bipartisan Passage of Enhanced Statewide Brownfields Legislation to Accelerate Neighborhood Clean-ups and Provide $1 Billion in Tax Credits New legislation would also create new jobs, help build affordable housing and provide

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate Democratic Conference today called for the Governor and State Legislators, both Republican and Democrat, to take action before the end of session and approve new Brownfields legislation that will speed-up neighborhood clean-up projects statewide.

At stake, are nearly $1 billion in state tax credits and $40 million in state-funded community planning grants that can be used to help reclaim thousands of polluted sites in urban, suburban, rural, industrial, and residential areas across New York state if action isn't taken now.

May 28, 2008
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Senate Democrats Advocate For Bipartisan Passage Of Enhanced Statewide Brownfields Legislation To Accelerate Neighborhood Clean-ups And Provide $1 Billion In Tax Credits

New legislation would also create new jobs, help build affordable housing and provide $40 million in community grants.

May 28, 2008
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Senator Krueger Renews Call for Passing the Healthy Teens Act: Says New York's Teens Need Proper Sex Education

Albany— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined health advocates yesterday in urging Majority Leader Joe Bruno to bring the Healthy Teens Act to the Senate floor for a vote.  The Healthy Teens Act (S1342) will create a system for providing grants to schools for the purpose of developing age appropriate, medically accurate sex education.

May 20, 2008
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Senator Krueger Renews Call For Passing The Healthy Teens Act

Says New York's Teens Need Proper Sex Education

Albany— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined health advocates yesterday in urging Majority Leader Joe Bruno to bring the Healthy Teens Act to the Senate floor for a vote. The Healthy Teens Act (S1342) will create a system for providing grants to schools for the purpose of developing age appropriate, medically accurate sex education.

May 20, 2008
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Krueger Calls For Divestment In Sudan

Says Genocide in Darfur must be Addressed Now

May 15, 2008
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Krueger Calls for Divestment in Sudan Says Genocide in Darfur must be Addressed Now

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) called on the Senate to immediately pass S2924, which would require New York State to divest from companies doing business in Sudan.  The Darfur region of Sudan has been a site of genocide for a number of years.  "Every day we wait to pass this bill, is another day of implicitly condoning genocide in Darfur,"  said Senator Krueger.

May 15, 2008
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Senator Krueger Speaks Out Against Gas Tax Bill

Says Gas Tax "Holiday" is a Vacation from Real Solutions

Senator Krueger today criticized Senate Republicans for passing S.7594-B which would create a gas tax "holiday" from Memorial Day to Labor Day. "I voted against this legislation because it is bad fiscal and environmental policy that will only result in windfall profits for oil companies and no real relief for consumers," said Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan).

May 7, 2008
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Senator Krueger Speaks Out Against Gas Tax Bill: Says Gas Tax "Holiday" is a Vacation from Real Solutions

Senator Krueger today criticized Senate Republicans for passing S.7594-B which would create a gas tax "holiday" from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  "I voted against this legislation because it is bad fiscal and environmental policy that will only result in windfall profits for oil companies and no real relief for consumers," said Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan).

May 7, 2008
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