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Senator Liz Krueger Moves to Stop "Anti-Insurance" Program Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Bar New Prescription Drug Pricing System

State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined her Senate Democratic colleagues and public health advocates today in calling for a ban on the new "Tier 4" pricing system, which could result in New York citizens facing thousand of dollars in additional drug costs. 

April 22, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger Calls for Environmental Action on Earth Day Urges Passage of Key Environmental Legislation

Today, in support of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), called for New York to take action for the environment.

April 21, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger Calls For Environmental Action On Earth Day

Urges Passage of Key Environmental Legislation

Today, in support of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), called for New York to take action for the environment.

April 21, 2008
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Krueger Praises Investment In Affordable Housing In New York State Budget

Albany— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today praised Governor Paterson and the legislature for committing significant new resources to affordable housing construction and preservation and the restoration of cuts to key housing programs.  Senator Krueger is the ranking Democratic member of the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development in the New York State Senate.

April 9, 2008
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KRUEGER PRAISES INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

Albany— State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today praised Governor Paterson and the legislature for committing significant new resources to affordable housing construction and preservation and the restoration of cuts to key housing programs.  Senator Krueger is the ranking Democratic member of the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development in the New York State Senate.

April 9, 2008
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Krueger Moves To Bring Bill Banning Styrofoam Products To Floor For Vote Of Full Senate

SENATOR CITES NEED TO DECREASE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO CLEAN UP NY WASTE STREAM

April 8, 2008
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KRUEGER MOVES TO BRING BILL BANNING STYROFOAM PRODUCTS TO FLOOR FOR VOTE OF FULL SENATE SENATOR CITES NEED TO DECREASE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO CLEAN UP NY WASTE STREAM

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) offered a motion to petition today to bring a bill, the Food Service Waste Reduction Act (S6402), to the floor for a vote of the full Senate. The bill is designed to lead to a statewide phase-out of all polystyrene (Styrofoam) products used in the food service industry.  Senator Krueger's motion was defeated along party lines with Republican unanimously opposing it.

Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh carries the “same-as” in that chamber.

April 7, 2008
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER’S OFFICE CONVENES “MODEL STATE SENATE”

Local High School Students Participate in Youth Civics Program Created to Foster Awareness of State Politics

April 6, 2008
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GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES $1.45 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING GRANTS

Governor Paterson today announced $1.45 million in grants to help build and renovate 122 units of affordable housing in New York State. The grants—to Kings, Onondaga and Yates counties—reinforce the Governor’s commitment to the creation and preservation of affordable housing throughout the state.

Today’s grants were approved by the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC), which makes grants to not-for-profit housing organizations around the state to help subsidize the cost of newly constructed homes and the renovation of existing housing.

April 1, 2008
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Senator Krueger Praises Schools for Moratorium on Hamburgers to Address Animal Cruelty Charges Says Use of Sick Animals for Food Highlights Need for “No-Downed Animal Legislation

State Senator Liz Krueger praised New York City schools officials for their quick response to reports that a major supplier of beef to the school system had been using beatings and other abusive practices on cows too sick to pass inspections.  The action came after a Humane Society video showed sick cows being beaten, kicked, shocked with electricity and dragged with chains to force them to stand so they could pass inspection.  “This kind of abuse is unacceptable on humane grounds, and also puts our food supply at risk,” said Senator Krueger.  “Animals too s

February 11, 2008
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KRUEGER APPLAUDS NYS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIALS FOR FILING CIVIL COMPLAINTS AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY TAX PREP FIRMS; CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF HER REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN ACT

Two Firms Believed  to Target High-Interest Loans to Black, Hispanic and Military Families Against Their Income Tax Rebates

January 18, 2008
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April 2009Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .Between March 31 st and April 3 rd , the Senate passed the nine bills that make up the State Budget. Debate was spirited, even rancorous, and while I don’t think any members were entirely happy with the results, I do believe that the budget we passed was an appropriate response to the deep fiscal crisis our State faces. We made the difficult choices we needed to make, and at the same time protected vital programs and advanced longdelayed policy goals that will make New York a more.....

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January 15, 2008
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NEW STATEWIDE RECALL OF UNSAFE TOYS ANNOUNCED

Toy Safety Campaign Reveals Improved Compliance but Some Toys Remain on the Shelves Calls on Federal Government to Issue National Recall

December 9, 2007
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Stronger Penalties For Illegal Hotels Demanded

New York City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee heard testimony today from the Mayor’s Office, housing advocates, elected officials, and tenants in favor of Intro. 534, a bill introduced by Councilmember Gale Brewer to increase fines against property owners who operate illegal hotels in residential buildings.Since the Illegal Hotels Working Group (IHWG) was founded over two years ago, the illegal hotels problem has mushroomed into an epidemic threatening the available housing stock throughout Manhattan .

December 7, 2007
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December 2007 Albany

<A HREF="http://www.lizkrueger.com/newsletter/albanyupdatedec07.pdf"> December 2007 Albany</A>

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December 7, 2007
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Council Considers Stronger Penalties for Illegal Hotels

Intro. 534 (Brewer) strengthens City’s toolbox to fight illegal hotels in residential buildings

New York City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee heard testimony today from the Mayor’s Office, housing advocates, elected officials, and tenants in favor of Intro. 534, a bill introduced by Councilmember Gale Brewer to increase fines against property owners who operate illegal hotels in residential buildings.

December 3, 2007
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NYS Toxic Mold Task Force Established

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today applauded Governor Spitzer for enacting the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force, an initiative signed into law by former Governor Pataki more than two years ago, which was never activated.

"This summer, I sponsored a sign-on letter to the Governor asking him to act to create this Task Force to ensure that this law was worth more than the paper it was written on," Krueger explained.

November 27, 2007
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NYS TOXIC MOLD TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED

Spitzer Administration Moves to Combat Health & Housing Concerns Raised by more than 21,000 NYC Residents

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger applauds Governor Spitzer for enacting the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force, an initiative signed into law by former Governor Pataki more than two years ago, which was never activated.

November 26, 2007
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER JOINS NYS DEC, NYC DEP IN ANNOUNCING MAJOR AIR QUALITY ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE

In Bold Move, Agencies Begin Random Street Inspections of Diesel Trucks; 1 in 4 Breaking Emissions Regulations

"Today I was pleased to stand with the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and community leaders and advocates in announcing a major environmental enforcement initiative to address outdoor air quality in New York.

November 16, 2007
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State Senator Liz Krueger Joins NYS DEC, NYC DEP In Announcing Major Air Quality Enforcement Initiative

"Today I was pleased to join the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and community leaders and advocates in announcing a major environmental enforcement initiative to address outdoor air quality in New York.

November 16, 2007
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