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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

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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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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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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SENATE DEMOCRATS APPLAUD GOVERNOR SPITZER'S SIGNING OF NYCHA SHELTER ALLOWANCE BILL

Unequal Allowance Has Forced Agency to Make Operating Cuts, Undermining Preservation of Affordable Housing in New York

New York—State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith and the Senate Democratic caucus today applauded Governor Spitzer's signing of S.4329/A.7905, a bill that is critically important to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who live in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. The Senate Democrats wrote Governor Spitzer on July 16th, urging him to sign this legislation into law.

August 15, 2007
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August 2007 Community Bulletin

<A HREF="http://www.lizkrueger.com/newsletter/august2007.pdfJuly'>">August 2007 Community Bulletin</A>

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August 13, 2007
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Schools Must Get To Work Protecting Students With Food Allergies

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today called on Governor Spitzer to sign S298A/A4051A, the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007. The legislation is the first in a series of steps the state must take to ensure that schools statewide implement an action plan that protects students with food allergies, or who suffer allergic reactions. If left untreated, within minutes an allergic reaction can lead to anaphylactic shock, which can lead to death.

August 6, 2007
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SCHOOLS MUST GET TO WORK PROTECTING STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

Legislature Passed Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007; Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature

August 6, 2007
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Statement By State Senator Liz Krueger Following Governor's Veto Of Women's Living Wage Bill

I am very disappointed that Governor Spitzer has chosen to veto S3201/A3366, Senator Velmanette Montgomery's sustainable wage and non-traditional employment legislation. It is unfortunate that the Governor failed to see the value in giving social service agencies the option of placing women in higher wage, non-traditional employment opportunities.

August 2, 2007
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER FOLLOWING GOVERNOR'S VETO OF WOMEN'S LIVING WAGE BILL

"I am very disappointed that Governor Spitzer has chosen to veto S3201/A3366, Senator Velmanette Montgomery's sustainable wage and non-traditional employment legislation.  It is unfortunate that the Governor failed to see the value in giving social service agencies the option of placing women in higher wage, non-traditional employment opportunities. This legislation garnered overwhelming support in both chambers because of the recognition that these types of jobs move women and their children out of poverty, and off of government benefits for good.

August 1, 2007
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Statement By State Senator Liz Krueger On Passage Of Congestion Pricing Bill

A plan to mitigate congestion in the City's core has the potential to fundamentally change the transportation practices of the entire region. The commission we have created will ensure that the plan ultimately implemented is comprehensive and allows for maximum results.

July 27, 2007
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER ON PASSAGE OF CONGESTION PRICING BILL

"Today's legislative passage of a congestion pricing bill is very good news for the City of New York. My district encompasses much of the proposed pricing zone, and the need to cut the number of vehicles on the streets is clear. Congestion is much more than just an annoyance for drivers—it has far-reaching negative consequences to New Yorkers' health and quality of life.

July 26, 2007
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