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State Senator Liz Krueger: We’ve Started To Turn The Corner -- Looks Forward To Productive ’06 Session

           Defeat of Death Penalty Statute: Senator Krueger spoke out and voted against a bill to reinstate the death penalty when it came to the floor of the Senate this year (the bill passed 37-22), then commended the Assembly Codes Committee for voting against the companion bill.  Senator Krueger, a life-time opponent of the death penalty, pointed out that the death penalty is a failed model for cr

October 1, 2006
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Testimony Of State Senator Liz Krueger

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th State Senate District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown neighborhoods of Manhattan . I appreciate this opportunity to express my full support for the 197-a plan for the eastern half of Manhattan Community District 6 proposed by Community Board 6 (CB 6) and the East Side Rezoning Alliance (ESRA). Section 197-a of the New York City Charter empowers Community Boards to develop and propose land-use plans that will provide a framework for future development and growth of their communities.

September 27, 2006
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Grannis And Krueger Present Ps 158 Crossing Guards With Legislative Resolution Honoring Crossing Guard Week In The State Of New York

New York NY –Friday, Assemblymember Pete Grannis and State Senator Liz Krueger presented three crossing guards for PS 158 (Maryann Medaglia, Margaret P. Novak and Luz Saldana) with State Legislature Resolutions honoring school crossing guards statewide, on the occasion of School Crossing Guard Week 2006. Grannis and Krueger were joined at the presentation by Libby Jordan and Sholeh Brahimy, co-Presidents of the PS 158 Parents' Association. "School crossing guards are a vital and integral part of our educational system," Grannis said.

September 12, 2006
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GRANNIS AND KRUEGER PRESENT PS 158 CROSSING GUARDS WITH LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION HONORING CROSSING GUARD WEEK IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK

New York NY –Friday, Assemblymember Pete Grannis and State Senator Liz Krueger presented three crossing guards for PS 158 (Maryann Medaglia, Margaret P. Novak and Luz Saldana) with State Legislature Resolutions honoring school crossing guards statewide, on the occasion of School Crossing Guard Week 2006. Grannis and Krueger were joined at the presentation by Libby Jordan and Sholeh Brahimy, co-Presidents of the PS 158 Parents' Association.

September 12, 2006
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GRANNIS AND KRUEGER ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 4-11, 2006, AS NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD WEEK

New York NY – On Friday, Assemblymember Pete Grannis and State Senator Liz Krueger announced legislation proclaiming September 4-11, 2006, as Crossing Guard Week in the State of New York.

"School crossing guards are a vital and integral part of our educational system," Grannis said. "Crossing guards ensure that children all across the state are able to arrive at and leave school safely."

September 5, 2006
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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

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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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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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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