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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 23, 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 9, 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 26, 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 17, 2007
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June 2007 Community Bulletin

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June 17, 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 17, 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 14, 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 12, 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 11, 2007
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May 21, 2007
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May 21, 2007
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May 21, 2007
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KRUEGER UNVEILS RIGHT-OF-FIRST-REFUSAL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT TENANTS

Bill Would Mandate that Owners of Buildings Leaving the Mitchell-Lama and Project-Based Section 8 Programs Provide Existing Tenants with 'First Buy' Opportunity

New York—In an on-going effort to protect Mitchell-Lama and Project-Based Section 8 affordable housing units, State Senator Liz Krueger today unveiled a bill (S5948) to give existing tenants a "right-of-first-refusal" should the owner of their development choose to leave these affordable housing programs, and sell the building at market-rate.

May 20, 2007
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Krueger Unveils Right-of-First-Refusal Legislation To Protect Tenants

New York—In an on-going effort to protect Mitchell-Lama and Project-Based Section 8 affordable housing units, State Senator Liz Krueger today unveiled a bill to give existing tenants a "right-of-first-refusal" should the owner of their development choose to leave these affordable housing programs, and sell the building at market-rate.

Mitchell-Lama and Section 8 affordable housing units are found throughout New York State, including NYC, Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, Westchester and Nassau Counties.

May 20, 2007
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The Senate Minority Propose Overhaul Of 421-a Affordable Housing Program

Albany—Members of the New York State Senate Democratic Caucus and leading housing advocates today announced efforts to modernize the 421-a tax incentive program for new affordable housing. The Senate Democrats are supporting a series of changes to the 421-a program that would end the use of these tax breaks as a ‘hundreds-of-millions dollar giveaway for luxury housing’, to instead be a program that truly creates affordable housing and makes wise use of tax-payer dollars.

May 3, 2007
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KRUEGER ANNOUNCES THAT STUDENT LOAN PROTECTION ACT PASSES SENATE

Albany—New York State Senator Liz Krueger is pleased to announce that today the Senate passed the Student Lending Accountability, Transparency and Enforcement Act (S4524). The legislation, which Krueger co-sponsors, is aimed to protect students and parents from being steered by lenders and colleges towards student loan programs where a conflict of interest exists.

April 24, 2007
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KRUEGER REINTRODUCES EQUAL PAY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Albany—New York State Senator Liz Krueger marked today's national observance of Equal Pay Day by announcing that she has reintroduced S3358, a proposed amendment to the New York State Constitution. The amendment would guarantee equitable pay for all persons for work of comparable skill, effort and responsibility, for duties performed under similar working conditions.

April 23, 2007
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