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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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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 8, 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 6, 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 6, 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 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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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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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

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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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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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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