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March 22, 2007
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KRUEGER LAUDS STEWART-COUSINS' GROUNDBREAKING ANTI-VOTER INTIMIDATION LEGISLATION

Albany—New York State Senator Liz Krueger is co-sponsoring four bills introduced by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, which seek to stamp out voter-intimidation leading up to Election Day.

Stewart-Cousins' drafted these measures in response to her experience from her 2004 and 2006 campaigns for the 35th State Senate seat, in which there were numerous instances of voter suppression and intimidation, including a blanket challenge to thousands of registered voters shortly before Election Day.

March 20, 2007
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Borrow-and-spend Senate Majority Approves Nearly $5-billion In Tax Cuts & Budget Increases While Opposing Healthcare Restructuring

TheSenate Majorityincreases throw money at a broken system without enacting restructuring to alleviate the financial burden that the State has placed on local government to cover ballooning Medicaid costs. These local communities, saddled with Medicaid costs, must often increase property taxes in order to meet their healthcare obligations.

“They are trying to pretend that they are not increasing the budget, but the numbers don’t lie, they do,” Krueger declared.

March 16, 2007
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BORROW-AND-SPEND SENATE REPUBLICANS APPROVE NEARLY $5-BILLION IN TAX CUTS & BUDGET INCREASES WHILE OPPOSING HEALTHCARE RESTRUCTURING

Republican plan includes $3.3-billion in tax cuts, $1-billion in spending increases, and $500-million in tax loopholes with no explanation of how they will balance the budget

March 14, 2007
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Worker's Compensation Bill Passes Senate

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger is pleased to announce that the Senate today passed the Worker's Compensation Bill, a comprehensive package of reforms to the state’s workers compensation system that addresses many chronic problems with this system."This was an instance where everyone knew that the system was broken.

March 12, 2007
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ETHICS REFORM PACKAGE PASSES SENATE

Included are Many Reform Bills that Krueger has Championed; Senator Brings Attention to Next Legislative Efforts to Ensure Highest Ethical Standard in Albany

March 7, 2007
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WORKER'S COMPENSATION BILL PASSES SENATE

Krueger Hails Package as a Victory for Business and Labor

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger is pleased to announce that the Senate today passed the Worker's Compensation Bill, a comprehensive package of reforms to the state’s workers compensation system that addresses many chronic problems with this system.

March 6, 2007
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KRUEGER WELCOMES BILL PERKINS TO STATE SENATE

Perkins to be Inaugurated Saturday

"I am very excited to have Bill Perkins as my new colleague in the State Senate.

Bill is a man who has spent decades fighting for what he believes is right. That can sound cliché in today's cynical political world, but have just one conversation with him and you know that he is passionate about his work.

Bill is a man who has shown time and again that he is not afraid to speak up and speak out. And he is also a man who is smart and savvy enough to recognize that solving different problems calls for different approaches.

February 23, 2007
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Salvation Army Tenants File Suit To Save Affordable Housing For Women

New York—Approximately 30 tenants at two SRO buildings (the Parkside Evangeline and Ten-Eyck Troughton) which are owned and operated by the Salvation Army (SA) filed suit today to stop the SA's attempts to evict their residents. If the buildings are allowed to close, approximately 600 units of affordable housing for women in Manhattan will be lost.

February 21, 2007
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SALVATION ARMY TENANTS FILE SUIT TO SAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR WOMEN

Tenants, Elected Officials, Lawyers and Affordable Housing Advocates Condemn the Army's Eviction Efforts

February 16, 2007
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KRUEGER REINTRODUCES THE BREASTFEEDING BILL OF RIGHTS AMID KICK-OFF EVENT BY THE NEW YORK BREASTFEEDING COALITION; ASSEMBLYMEMBERS GUNTHER, DESTITO AND GOTTFRIED JOIN AS LEAD SPONSORS

Legislation Codifies Mothers' Rights Into Single, Concise Document; Bans Commercial Interests from Pressuring New Mothers Into Using Formula

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today reintroduced S1674, the Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights. The bill was also introduced in the Assembly as A3782, by lead sponsors Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh), chairwoman of the Assembly Subcommittee on Women's Health, RoAnn Destito (D-Rome) and Richard "Dick" Gottfried (D-Manhattan).

January 30, 2007
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No Vote, No Record, No Responsibility: Theatrics In The Senate By State Senator Liz Krueger

Reforming Albany. It sure sounds catchy, but until recently it has turned out to be little more than a rhetorical discussion among a few of us. However, last Tuesday, something unusual happened in the NY State Senate. Working with my Democratic colleagues, we unveiled a sweeping legislative rules reform package, debated the merits of each of the proposals and cast our vote.We didn't propose anything radical—just a more open and democratic process similar to what is found in Congress and legislatures in most other states.

January 25, 2007
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KRUEGER APPLAUDS "FIRST STEPS" OF ETHICS REFORM

Many Reform Bills Senator Krueger has Championed were included in Today's Ethics Reforms; Calls Plan "a Down-Payment"

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger today applauded Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders for "taking the necessary first steps on much needed ethics reform." The reforms include, among other measures, creating stronger ethics committees with oversight of the executive and legislative branches.

January 24, 2007
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Krueger Applauds "First Steps" Of Ethics Reform

Albany—State Senator Liz Krueger

January 24, 2007
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Krueger & Senate Minortiy Propose Sweeping Legislative Reform Package; Senate Majority Unanimously Oppose It

          Albany--State Senator Liz Krueger led the Senate Minority in unveiling a comprehensive legislative rules reform package, endorsed by New York’s leading good government groups, including Common Cause NY, the League of Women Voters, the Brennan Center, NYPIRG and others.          "The results of the last two elections should have been a clarion call for legislators that New Yorkers are not happy with how this government is being run.

January 10, 2007
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SENATE DEMOCRATS APPLAUD SENATOR BRUNO FOR INTRODUCING MEANINGFUL REFORM LEGISLATION THAT WOULD OUTLINE EVERY DOLLAR IN THE STATE BUDGET

Most Reform Legislation Remains Stalled in the Republican-Controlled Senate

New York—Senate Democratic Leader-elect Malcolm Smith today applauded Republican Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno for introducing reform legislation that would "eliminate lump sum appropriations" and line out the entire state budget. The intent of the legislation the Majority Leader has adopted is identical to two pieces of Democratic reform legislation—supported by the vast majority of Senate Democrats—that remain stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate.

December 15, 2006
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Senate Minorty Applauds Senator Bruno For Introducing Meaningful Reform Legislation That Would Outline Every Dollar In The State Budget

New York —Senate Democratic Leader-elect Malcolm Smith today applauded Republican Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno for introducing reform legislation that would "eliminate lump sum appropriations" and line out the entire state budget.

December 15, 2006
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KRUEGER COMMENCES FIFTH YOUTH CIVICS PROJECT

2006-07 Program Has Highest Participation Yet, 68 NYC Teens Enrolled

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger this week commenced the fifth edition of her Democracy 101: Youth Civics Project program, with the highest number of participants to date. A total of 68 students have enrolled in the 5-month, 6-session program.

"Our enrollment expectations have always been met, but this year we have seen an unprecedented level of interest," Krueger said. "The program filled up so fast we already have teens, parents and educators expressing interest in next year's sessions."

December 13, 2006
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Krueger Commences Fifth Youth Civics Project

New York —State Senator Liz Krueger this week commenced the fifth edition of her Democracy 101: Youth Civics Project program, with the highest number of participants to date. A total of 68 students have enrolled in the 5-month, 6-session program. "Our enrollment expectations have always been met, but this year we have seen an unprecedented level of interest," Krueger said.

December 13, 2006
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