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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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City, State Elected Officials Call For Answers On Con Edison Steam Pipe Explosion

Council Member Dan Garodnick, Council Speaker Christine C.

July 25, 2007
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City Council Announces Oversight Hearing on Condition of Infrastructure

Council Member Dan Garodnick, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Member Leroy Comrie announced that the City Council will hold an oversight hearing on August 7, where they will press Con Edison for answers relating to last week’s steam pipe explosion.

July 24, 2007
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City Council Announces Oversight Hearing on Condition of Infrastructure

Council Member Dan Garodnick, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Member Leroy Comrie announced that the City Council will hold an oversight hearing on August 7, where they will press Con Edison for answers relating to last week’s steam pipe explosion.

July 24, 2007
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KRUEGER INTRODUCES BILL BANNING STYROFOAM PRODUCTS: SENATOR CITES NEED TO DECREASE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO CLEAN UP NY WASTE STREAM

Albany—New York State Senator Liz Krueger today announced that she has introduced (S6402), the Food Service Waste Reduction Act. The bill is designed to lead to a statewide phase-out of all polystyrene (Styrofoam) products used in the food service industry.

Polystyrene is a liquid hydrocarbon that is commercially manufactured from petroleum.

July 10, 2007
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER FOLLOWING ENERGY OUTAGES IN MANHATTAN AND THE BRONX

"Due to what I am told was a weather related cause, energy was lost by approximately 79,000 customers in Manhattan, and another 57,000 in the Bronx this afternoon. We came very close to a potential disaster, and thankfully that was avoided. However, I remain very concerned with the lack of information available to New Yorkers about what to do in the event of a heat wave or an energy black-out, including ready access to "Cooling Station" locations by Fire Departments, Police Stations, Elected Officials, and other offices or institutions that people often call for such information.

June 27, 2007
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KRUEGER: SENATOR BRUNO, DON'T FORGET TO BAN CANNED HUNTS BEFORE SESSION ENDS

Republican-Sponsored Legislation to Ban Canned Hunts Remains Stalled in Committee with 4 Session Days Left

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today pressed Majority Leader Joe Bruno to bring (S.784/A.2612) to the floor of the Senate for debate and a full vote. The legislation, which would ban canned hunts in New York, remains stalled in committee with just 4 days left in session.

June 18, 2007
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June 2007 Community Bulletin

<A HREF="http://www.lizkrueger.com/newsletter/june2007.pdfApril'>">June2007 Community Bulletin</A>

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June 18, 2007
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Krueger: Senator Bruno, Don't Forget To Ban Canned Hunts Before Session Ends

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger today pressed Majority Leader Joe Bruno to bring (S.784/A.2612) to the floor of the Senate for debate and a full vote. The legislation, which would ban canned hunts in New York, remains stalled in committee with just 4 days left in session."Canned hunts are cruel," Krueger said. "These are animals that have not just been taken out of their element and placed in cages from which they can't escape, but often they have been trained to trust humans and are brutalized and victimized as a result.

June 18, 2007
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SENATORS DUANE AND KRUEGER CALL FOR MORATORIUM ON MITCHELL-LAMA & AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUYOUTS

TENANTS, COOPERATORS, AND ADVOCATES JOIN IN CALL FOR TEMPORARY STATE COMMISSION TO STEM LOSS OF HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR MODERATE- AND LOW- INCOME FAMILIES

June 15, 2007
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KRUEGER CALLS ON BRUNO TO ALLOW FULL SENATE DEBATE AND VOTE ON ENVIRONMENTAL "SUPER BILLS" BEFORE SESSION ENDS

Environmental Super Bills Have the Support of a Majority of Senators

New York—Citing support from a majority of the members of the State Senate for the environmental Super Bills, State Senator Liz Krueger today urged Republican Majority Leader Joe Bruno to stop blocking these bills from debate, and allow a full vote on the floor of the Senate. The Majority Leader has unilateral control over what legislation comes to the floor, and has allowed these environmental bills to languish in the Environmental Conservation committee -- most for numerous legislative sessions.

June 13, 2007
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SENATE DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO OVERHAUL 421-A AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM

Key Changes Would End Use of Program as Give-Away to Luxury Developers

New York—The New York State Senate Democratic Caucus announced today that they have introduced legislation (S6064) to modernize the 421-a tax incentive program for new affordable housing in NYC.

June 12, 2007
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