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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 2, 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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Prison Policy Initiative And Elected Officials And Advocates Call On Census To Count Prisoners In Their Home Communities

Today, State Senator Eric Schneiderman, Peter Wagner, Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, State Senators Eric Adams and Liz Krueger, Assemblymembers Adriano Espaillat, Micah Kellner, Keith Wright and Adam Clayton Powell, Council Members Robert Jackson, Miguel Martinez, and Melissa Mark Viverito and criminal justice and democracy advocates called on the United States Census Bureau to begin counting prisoners in their home communities, rather than where they are incarcerated.

October 18, 2007
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NYC GLOBAL WARMING EVENT WITH COUNTRY STAR KATHY MATTEA, DEC COMMISSIONER PETE GRANNIS & STATE COMPTROLLER TOM DINAPOLI

Warning! There's a Warming to include slideshow of An Inconvenient Truth and Discussion of What New York Can/Is Doing to Combat the Climate Crisis; Sponsored by Environmental Advocates of New York, State Senator Liz Krueger, and St. Bartholomew's Church

October 11, 2007
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NYC Global Warming Event With Country Star Kathy Mattea, Dec Commissioner Pete Grannis & State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger, Environmental Advocates of New York, and St. Bartholomew's Church today announced a large-scale NYC event aimed at fighting the climate crisis.

October 11, 2007
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October 10, 2007
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Senate Democrats Tour NYC Agriculture Markets, Distribution Centers In Effort To Strengthen Upstate-Downstate Business Partnerships

Economic development practices rooted in regional Agri-business promotion live up to unifying vision of "One New York"

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) and members of the Senate Democratic Conference today visited the Hunts Point Cooperative Market in the Bronx as part of a comprehensive effort to strengthen commercial relationships between upstate agriculture and downstate consumers.

October 1, 2007
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STATE URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GIVE PHYSICIANS AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT EMERGENCY TREATMENT

Governor Eliot Spitzer, along with representatives of hospitals, anti-cancer agencies and immigrant organizations, today called on the federal government to allow physicians to decide what emergency treatments are appropriate for their patients instead of ceding life-and-death decisions to federal Medicaid administrators.

September 25, 2007
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