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KRUEGER CONTINUES EFFORTS TO REFORM THE STATE LEGISLATURE—INTRODUCES BILLS TO IMPROVE BUDGET TRANSPARENCY AND PREVENT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

New York—Continuing efforts to reform what the Brennan Center for Justice calls the "most dysfunctional" legislature in the country, New York State Senator Liz Krueger has introduced two new reform bills for the state Senate to pass in the next legislative session.

August 25, 2006
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Krueger Calls FDA "Morning After" Move A "Half-Victory"; Calls Upon State Senate To Pass S.6686 Which Would Make Emergency Contraception Available For All Ages At New York Pharmacies

In a released statement, Planned Parenthood congratulated Sen. Hillary Clinton in her efforts to get Plan B approved for over-the-counter use. NARAL, PFAW and the ACLU have been swift to point out that it's a half-win : underage women and fertile children have no free access to emergency contraception.

August 24, 2006
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KRUEGER CALLS FDA "MORNING AFTER" MOVE A "HALF-VICTORY"; CALLS UPON STATE SENATE TO PASS S.6686 WHICH WOULD MAKE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES AT NEW YORK PHARMACIES

New York—Describing today's Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) move to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter to women over 18 as "a half-victory", New York State Senator Liz Krueger called upon the state Senate to review S.6686.

The morning-after pill, as emergency contraception is often called, will remain a prescription-only product for women under the age of 18. If passed, S.6686 would allow emergency contraception to be available to women of all ages in pharmacies across New York, under physician standing orders.

August 24, 2006
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SENATOR KRUEGER DISHEARTENED AND DISAPPOINTED WITH THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL OF ILL-PLACED MARINE TRANSFER STATION

New York, NY—State Senator Liz Krueger criticized the New York City Council and the Mayor for "a disheartening and disappointing vote that will place a marine transfer station for trash right in the middle of one of New York's most populated residential neighborhoods."

July 20, 2006
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KRUEGER DECRIES PRESIDENT'S VETO OF STEM CELL RESEARCH; URGES COLLEAGUES IN STATE LEGISLATURE TO PASS STATE LEGISLATION

New York—Upon learning of President Bush's decision to use his veto-power for the first time of his presidency—to block federal funding of stem cell research—New York State Senator Liz Krueger reiterated the need for the New York State Legislature to take the lead and pass legislation to further potentially life-saving research.

July 20, 2006
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Krueger Decries President's Veto Of Stem Cell Research; Urges Colleagues In State Legislature To Pass State Legislation

New York—Upon learning of President Bush's decision to use his veto-power for the first time of his presidency—to block federal funding of stem cell research—New York State Senator Liz Krueger reiterated the need for the New York State Legislature to take the lead and pass legislation to further potentially life-saving research. "President Bush's decision, while not surprising, is very disappointing," Krueger said.

July 20, 2006
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Senator Krueger Disheartened And Disappointed With The City Council For Approval Of Ill-placed Marine Transfer Station

New York, NY—State Senator Liz Krueger criticized the New York City Council and the Mayor for "a disheartening and disappointing vote that will place a marine transfer station for trash right in the middle of one of New York's most populated residential neighborhoods."

July 20, 2006
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Senator Liz Krueger, Assemblywoman Sylviafriedman Kick Off NYU Medical Center's Annual Summer Blood Drive

New York, NY—On Monday, July 10th, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman in kicking off the NYU Medical Center's annual summer blood drive. This marked the first year the drive was sponsored by Senator Krueger. The drive continues through July 12th.

"I hope that people will continue to donate blood throughout the summer even if they cannot make it before the end of this particular drive," Krueger stated.

July 10, 2006
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SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER, ASSEMBLYWOMAN SYLVIAFRIEDMAN KICK OFF NYU MEDICAL CENTER'S ANNUAL SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

New York, NY—On Monday, July 10th, State Senator Liz Krueger was joined by Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman in kicking off the NYU Medical Center's annual summer blood drive. This marked the first year the drive was sponsored by Senator Krueger. The drive continues through July 12th.

"I hope that people will continue to donate blood throughout the summer even if they cannot make it before the end of this particular drive," Krueger stated.

July 10, 2006
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Senator Krueger Disappointed In Ruling By New York State Court Of Appeals For Ruling Against Marriage Equality For All New Yorkers

New York—In response to today's ruling by New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals, State Senator Liz Krueger expressed her disappointment that the court ruled against same-sex marriage advocates.

"The State of New York should be ensuring marriage equality for all New York couples—regardless of the sex of the two partners," Krueger declared.

July 6, 2006
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SENATOR KRUEGER DISAPPOINTED IN RULING BY NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS FOR RULING AGAINST MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR ALL NEW YORKERS

New York—In response to today's ruling by New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals, State Senator Liz Krueger expressed her disappointment that the court ruled against same-sex marriage advocates.

"The State of New York should be ensuring marriage equality for all New York couples—regardless of the sex of the two partners," Krueger declared.

July 6, 2006
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SENATOR KRUEGER PRAISES ELIMINATION OF STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEXUAL ASSAULT

Albany, NY—State Senator Liz Krueger praised the State Legislature today after both houses voted to eliminate the statute of limitations regarding the prosecution of rape and other sexual assaults. The legislation also extends the statute of limitations on civil actions brought by individuals against a criminal offender.

June 23, 2006
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SABINI AND KRUEGER SLAM THE MISUSE OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

Albany, NY – In the closing days of session for the New York State Legislature, State Senators John Sabini and Liz Krueger have voiced strong opposition to a bill (S.8160) that amends transportation law, expanding the use of State Multi-Modal Capitol funding to pay for operating expenditures, including pruning trees along public routes.

The State Fiscal Year 2006-07 Executive Budget provides a $50 million annual appropriation for the Multi-Modal Program. The program uses the sale of bonds in order to meet the annual appropriation.

June 16, 2006
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Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Lawsuit Against “Three Men In A Room”

          New York City -- Friday, a 1st Department Appellate Division panel of judges heard complaints from the lawsuit against the “three men in a room” over dysfunctional legislative practices in the New York State Legislature.  The panel listened to plaintiffs’ appeals of counts that were previously dismissed, as well as the State’s appeals of lower court decisions allowing some counts to move forward.

June 15, 2006
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APPEALS COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN LAWSUIT AGAINST “THREE MEN IN A ROOM”

New York City -- Friday, a 1st Department Appellate Division panel of judges heard complaints from the lawsuit against the “three men in a room” over dysfunctional legislative practices in the New York State Legislature.  The panel listened to plaintiffs’ appeals of counts that were previously dismissed, as well as the State’s appeals of lower court decisions allowing some counts to move forward.

June 15, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER ENDORSED BY THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY

Albany, NY -- “I am honored to have again received the endorsement of the Working Families Party,” Krueger said. “The WFP and I have a shared commitment to ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to affordable housing, healthcare, a quality public education, and fair wages.”

Senator Krueger has received the endorsement of the Working Families Party in each of her races for the New York State Senate.

June 14, 2006
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Senate Democrats Offer Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.

The Democratic proposals were announced just days after the Pratt Center for Community Development released a report showing that a state agency created to finance affordable housing in New York has instead provided most of its money over the past five years to politically connected developers building luxury homes.

June 11, 2006
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Senate Democrats Offer Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.

The Democratic proposals were announced just days after the Pratt Center for Community Development released a report showing that a state agency created to finance affordable housing in New York has instead provided most of its money over the past five years to politically connected developers building luxury homes.

June 11, 2006
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The Senate Minority Offers Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

With New York facing a critical shortage of affordable housing, members of the State Senate’s Democratic conference today unveiled proposals that would address the State’s urban, suburban and rural housing needs.

June 11, 2006
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Housing Advocates Voice Support For Senate Democrats’ Plan

           Roland Lewis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in New York City, said "If New York State is to grow and prosper, we need decent, safe, affordable homes—both upstate and down. The Senate Democrats have crafted a bold plan that addresses the critical housing needs of every community across the state. Its goals are lofty, but they are achievable.

June 9, 2006
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