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KRUEGER DECRIES EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION GRANT: NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AWARDED TO FORCE-FEED DUCKS AT HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS FARM

New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger was shocked to learn that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) awarded a $420,000 grant to a farm that force-feeds ducks to expand their livers a startling 10 times the normal size—an inhumane practice used to mass produce foie gras. Foie gras is a delicacy often found in French restaurants.

May 26, 2006
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SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER DEMANDS IMMEDIATE LEGISLATION TO STOP MEDICAID FRAUD

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger joined her Senate Democratic colleagues in calling on the Republican-controlled New York State Senate to enact thoughtful and thorough legislation to halt the abuse and fraud occurring within New York’s Medicaid system—financial abuse that may be costing New York taxpayers billions of dollars annually.

May 26, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Supports Energy Tax Cut: Criticizes State and Federal Governments for Failing to AdoptStronger Energy Conservation and Alternative Fuel Proposals

Albany – State Senator Liz Krueger criticized the State and Federal governments for failing to address the energy needs of NewYork State in the gas tax cut legislation passed on Monday, May 15th.  "While I supported this legislation because it provides modest relief to consumers in the face of skyrocketing gas prices, I was deeply disappointed that the legislation does little to encourage conservation, the use of alternative fuels, or any other mechanisms for reducing our dependency on oil," said Senator

May 17, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER CONVENES “MOCK STATE SENATE”

Local High School Students Participate in Youth Civics Program

Created to Foster Awareness of State Politics

 

April 10, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER URGES PASSAGE OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION LEGISLATION TO PREVENT UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) backed an effort last week by Senate Democrats to force a vote on a measure that would have allowed pharmacists and registered nurses to dispense emergency contraception understanding doctors orders. The motion was voted down along party lines. “The simple truth is that there are an estimated 122,000 unintended pregnancies and 82,000 abortions every year  in New York State each year that could be prevented by offering timely access to emergency contraception.

April 4, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER VOTES FOR AMENDMENT WHICH WOULD HAVE RESOLVED DECADES OF UNFAIR FUNDING FORMULA’S FOR NY CITY SCHOOLS

Senate Democrats Propose True Statewide Solution to

Address the Court Ordered Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) Dilemma

 

April 2, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER CALLS ON SENATE MAJORITY TO BRING STEM CELL RESEARCH BILL TO FLOOR

Albany, NY – More than 128 million Americans suffer from chronic and degenerative ailments such as diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.  Because the promise of stem cell research has offered hope to many suffering from these persistent and difficult diseases, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) has introduced the Reproductive Cloning Prohibition and Stem Cell Research Protection Act to encourage stem cell research in New York State.  Yesterday Senator Krueger called on the Republican Majority to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate for

March 22, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER GIVEN A 100% RATING BY THE DRUM MAJOR INSTITUTE FOR ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF NEW YORK'S MIDDLE CLASS

New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) received a perfect score from the Drum Major Institute (DMI) yesterday in a survey titled, "Fighting for New York's Middle Class: 2001-2005 NY State Legislative Scorecard." The report graded individual legislators on their voting record for bills with the potential to impact the state’s middle class.

 

March 16, 2006
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Krueger And Colleagues Expose Censorship In State Senate

shedding negative light on the Majority or Majority Leader
shedding negative light on another Republican official or ex-official
expressing “opinion” about the legislative process
encouraging constituents to lobby the Majority Leader and/or Speaker on an issue

SenateMajority also utilize a double standard when convenient.

March 15, 2006
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Krueger and Colleagues Expose Censorship in State Senate

Albany, NY - With “Sunshine Week” as their backdrop, State Senator Liz Krueger and several of her Democratic colleagues today called for an end to the heavy-handed censorship the Republican Majority inflicts on Minority members.

 

“The Republican Majority not only controls the resources we receive, they control our efforts to communicate with our constituents. They determine what we can say in our newsletters and on our websites, and they often use a double standard when determining what is appropriate,” Krueger said.

 

March 15, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Seeks Restoration of Home Rule Fights to Protect New York City’s Affordable Housing

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) offered a motion to petition today to bring a bill to restore home rule to New York City to the floor of the Senate.  The Urstadt Law, named after Charles Urstadt, former Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s housing commissioner, was enacted in 1971 as part of Rockefeller’s vacancy-decontrol legislation.

March 14, 2006
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SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER EMPHASIZES NEED FOR OVERHAUL OF “FLAWED & ARCHAIC” MBR SYSTEM

New York, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) submitted testimony today before the New York State Department of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) regarding the proposed Standard Adjustment Factor (SAF) for the 2006/2007 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) cycle.  "A SAF of 8.2% would be devastating for the tens of thousands of elderly low- and moderate-income rent controlled tenants in New York City,” stated Senator Krueger.  "According to the 2005 Housing and Vacancy Survey, rent controlled tenants maintain the lowest average income of any group of renters in the ci

March 10, 2006
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SENATE DEMOCRATIC TASK FORCE ON LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGETARY REFORM HOLDS FOURTH HEARING IN ALBANY TODAY

Albany, NY – Saying “it  is critical that we ensure that State government be held accountable  to  the people we represent,” State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of  the  Senate  Democratic Task Force on Legislative and Budgetary Reform, today led the Task Force’s fourth public hearing on ways to improve State Government.

 

March 1, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER URGES NEW LIQUOR AUTHORITY CHAIR TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO NEW YORK CITY LICENSING PRACTICES

New York, NY - State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan ) today said she was hopeful the newly confirmed Chairman of the State Liquor Authority (SLA) Daniel B. Boyle would “improve the agency and be sensitive to the needs of New York City’s neighborhoods, especially those that have become saturated with bars and nightspots.”

 

Senator Krueger said the SLA “has a history of ignoring public input when they consider liquor license applications. I believe Mr. Boyle intends to address that problem.”

 

February 16, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Urges New Liquor Authority Chair To Pay More Attention To New York City Licensing Practices

Senator Krueger said, “based on his answers to my questions when he came before the Judiciary committee, I believe he will attempt to make the SLA more responsive and appreciative of our neighborhoods and the problems we face.” The Senate confirmed Boyle unanimously on Wednesday.

February 16, 2006
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EMBASSY BAR DEBACLE SHOWS LIQUOR AUTHORITY’S LICENSE GRANTING PROCESS MUST BE REVAMPED

Bing, East Side community leaders urge agency to consider neighborhood, business,

safety concerns before granting liquor licenses to nightclubs

 

East Side, NY - In light of the misguided approval of a liquor license for Embassy bar in Turtle Bay, Assemblymember Jonathan L. Bing (D-Manhattan) called for an overhaul to the New York State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) license granting process.

 

January 26, 2006
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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER PROPOSES RULES CHANGE TO IMPOSE LIMITS ON ACCEPTING GIFTS FROM LOBBYISTS

Praises Majority Leader Bruno for supporting the idea,

 but points out “we don’t have that rule yet”

 

January 26, 2006
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State Senator Liz Krueger Proposes Rules Change To Impose Limits On Accepting Gifts From Lobbyists

Senator Krueger. “Any such attempt to curry favor – at the very least -- gives the wrong impression. This common sense proposal to ban gifts is intended to restore the public's confidence in their elected officials.” Co-sponsors of this proposal include Senators Martin Connor, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Suzi Oppenheimer, Eric Schneiderman, Jose Serrano, Ada Smith, Malcolm Smith, Toby Ann Stavisky, and David Valesky.

January 26, 2006
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Senate GOP Refuses to Allow a Vote on Resolution Marking Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Senate Republicans today refused to allow a resolution marking the thirty-third anniversary of Roe v. Wade to come to the floor for a vote.

 

            The resolution, sponsored by Senators Liz Krueger and Eric Schneiderman, noted the importance of the Supreme Court decision that has saved countless women from dangerous, illegal abortions.

 

January 24, 2006
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