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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 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 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 8, 2006
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KRUEGER APPLAUDS ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE FOR PASSAGE OF NATION'S STRONGEST CELL PHONE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS; DEMANDS THE SENATE STOP STALLING ON THIS LEGISLATION

ALBANY, NY – Earlier today State Senator Liz Krueger praised the members of the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee for passing the Cell Phone Consumer Protection Act (CPCPA – A.8539) bringing the legislation one step closer to a full Assembly vote. Krueger went on to demand that the leadership in the State Senate also take up the legislation.

June 7, 2006
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ASSEMBLYMEMBER GRANNIS AND SENATOR KRUEGER INTRODUCE LEGISLATION REFORMING CAMPAIGN FUND SPENDING RULES

New York NY – State Assemblymember Pete Grannis and State Senator Liz Krueger have teamed up to introduce legislation (S.8004/A.11510) in the State Legislature bringing clarity to laws regarding how current and former political candidates can spend money raised for their political campaigns. The vagueness of the law in current form has created an anything goes environment.

"We have laws regulating how political candidates can raise campaign money," Grannis said, "it's only common sense to have equal clarity for how that money can be spent."

June 5, 2006
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Assemblymember Grannis And Senator Krueger Introduce Legislation Reforming Campaign Fund Spending Rules

New York NY – State Assemblymember Pete Grannis and State Senator Liz Krueger have teamed up to introduce legislation (S.8004/A.11510) in the State Legislature bringing clarity to laws regarding how current and former political candidates can spend money raised for their political campaigns.

June 5, 2006
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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 25, 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 25, 2006
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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 25, 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 16, 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 9, 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 3, 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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