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Statement: Mayor's Proposed NYC Styrofoam Ban Would Be a Great Step Forward; Statewide Ban Would Be Even Better

The following statement can be attributed to State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan):

“In his State of the City address, Mayor Bloomberg announced that he will prioritize banning styrofoam food containers in New York City. This would be a great step forward for our city, both for the environment and public health – but we shouldn’t just stop at the city limits.”

“I call on my colleagues in the state legislature to race New York City to the goal and pass legislation to ban styrofoam food containers this year, and I ask Mayor Bloomberg to lend his considerable influence with the State Senate’s Republican-dominated majority to this cause.”

February 14, 2013
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: February 2013

Senator Krueger's February Community Bulletin is available! You can view it below, or download it as a PDF file from this page.

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Community Bulletin - Feb. 2013

February 14, 2013
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Senior Roundtable Breakfast: "Longevity's Impacts in the Workplace"

The fourth breakfast in Senator Krueger's Roundtable Series for Boomers and Seniors this year will feature speakers on "The Graying of the American Workforce," the issues surrounding increased longevity, delayed retirement and longer careers, and the ways these phenomena are changing the modern workplace and creating new challenges.

February 21, 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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Sign Up to Support the Women's Equality Act Agenda

Governor Cuomo has proposed a comprehensive Women’s Equality Act, bringing together a number of key measures that have failed to move in Albany in the past, including protecting women's reproductive choice, achieving pay equity, stopping sexual harassment, and ending family status, source-of-income, and pregnancy discrimination.

This is a comprehensive and compelling agenda, but it needs your support.  Anti-choice advocates have mobilized in opposition to the reproductive health provisions of the governor’s proposal, and many other aspects of the proposal have long been obstructed by the business lobby.

Please sign up to support the Women's Equality Act agenda.Your support is vital to passing this long-overdue legislation and advancing the cause of equality in New York State.

February 6, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Joins Assemblymember Lifton to Call for Halt on Fracking Without Full, Public Health Review

Prompted by flaws in the regulatory process and a lack of any transparency or clear definition in the Department of Health's "health review," Sen. Krueger today joined Assemblymember Barbara Lifton and many colleagues calling on Gov. Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation to halt development of regulations permitting horizontal hydraulic fracturing ("hydrofracking") absent a full, thorough, and transparent assessment of the practice's potential effects on public health.

February 5, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Free Events List – February 2013

Liz’s free events list for February is available here! Read on to view this month’s list, or download the attached PDF file on this page.

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February 2013 Free Events.pdf

January 29, 2013
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Letter: Sen. Krueger Concerned by Deal to Share Student Data without Parental Consent

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to New York State Education Commissioner John King and New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, expressing concerns over plans to share private student information with the Shared Learning Collaborative without parental consent.

January 28, 2013
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"What to Do With All That Stuff": Best Practices for Clutter and Hoarding

This January's session of Sen. Krueger's Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors focused on managing clutter and hoarding, and a key handout was our office's new comprehensive best-practices guide! You can download it here, or read on to view it here on our web site.

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"What to Do With All That Stuff": Best Practices for Clutter and Hoarding

January 25, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Offers Roe v. Wade Anniversary Resolution

Liz sponsored a resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, but it was blocked from consideration by the leaders of the Republican-dominated majority in the Senate. The Assembly passed a similar resolution without incident.

Read more from the Albany Times-Union and Gotham Gazette, or read on to see Liz's letter to the leaders of the Senate Majority as well as the full text of the resolution.

January 24, 2013
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: January 2013

Senator Krueger's January Community Bulletin is available! You can view it below, or download it as a PDF file from this page.

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January 2013 Community Bulletin

January 10, 2013
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Senior Roundtable Breakfast: "What to Do With All That Stuff"

The third breakfast in Senator Krueger's Roundtable Series for Boomers and Seniors this year will feature speakers on "What to Do With All That Stuff," the issues surrounding home clutter and hoarding prevention for the elderly, as part of this year's Roundtable Series focus on "The Challenges of Longevity."

January 24, 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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Sen. Krueger and Bill Samuels: Fund Campaign Reform with Casino Cash

Two days ahead of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and reform advocate Bill Samuels announced a new campaign finance reform proposal: a grand bargain that can accomplish Governor Cuomo’s previously-stated goal of a true “fair elections” matching-funds system, without running afoul of some legislators’ objections to taxpayer funding of elections.

In a press conference at the state capitol, Krueger and Samuels challenged Gov. Cuomo and the state legislature to implement full campaign finance reform, including a small-donation matching-funds system, by taking advantage of the high-profile push for controlled legalization of casino gaming in New York State.

January 7, 2013
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Krueger to Empire State Development: End NY Gun Subsidies

New York State Senator Liz Krueger sent the following letter to Empire State Development President and CEO Kenneth Adams late yesterday, urging ESDC to end the use of taxpayer funds to support producers of dangerous assault weapons.

January 3, 2013
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Letter to CBS Regarding AirBnB and the Illegal Hotel Industry

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to CBS This Morning executive producer Chris Licht, regarding a segment promoting and inaccurately characterizing the "AirBnB" online service. AirBnB and similar websites enable the illegal hotel industry, which puts tourists and neighborhood residents alike at risk, and removes affordable apartments from a housing market that is already stretched too thin.

December 21, 2012
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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg: Post-Sandy Flooding Concerns and the E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to Mayor Bloomberg regarding the E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station and how new, post-Sandy riverfront flooding concerns could impact planning around the MTS.

The new concerns raised by Sandy and increasing frequency of extreme weather and flooding make it a necessity for stakeholders on every side of the MTS debate to reevaluate plans for this facility, given the MTS site's location on the East River waterfront. Sen. Krueger has consistently opposed the mayor's plan to create this new waste transfer facility in the middle of a densely populated residential neighborhood, but in the wake of the "superstorm," officials and planners on all sides of this debate should reevaluate plans to take into account the new flooding concerns.

December 21, 2012
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Letter to the Dept. of Finance on Tax Assessments for Residents Affected by the 2nd Avenue Subway Project

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to the New York City Department of Finance, which recently gave a presentation for the community on tax assessments for real estate in the Upper East Side affected by the 2nd Avenue Subway project. The letter asks a detailed series of questions about the assessment process, in an attempt to investigate possible solutions to the inappropriate assessments faced by residents affected by the project.

December 21, 2012
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Statement on Senate Democratic Conference Leadership Vote

Sen. Krueger issued the following statement Monday evening congratulating the Senate Democratic Conference's new leader, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, immediately following the Senate Democratic Conference's leadership vote.

December 18, 2012
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Op-Ed: Senate Has to Deliver What New Yorkers Voted For

In an op-ed for the Albany Times Union this week, Sen. Krueger explained the current state of the State Senate, the recent history that got us here, and how New Yorkers should judge the Republican-IDC "coalition." Read on for the full text of the op ed, or read it at the Times Union website.

December 14, 2012
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Sen. Krueger on "The Capitol Connection"

Sen. Krueger talks with WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Alan Chartock about the election, control of the State Senate, Hurricane Sandy relief, and more. Listen to the full 25-minute interview here.

December 8, 2012
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Testimony at the City Council Oversight Hearing on Administration of the 2012 General Election

Sen. Krueger offered this testimony at the New York City Council's oversight hearing regarding election-day problems in the 2012 general elections and needed reforms to improve election administration and protect New Yorkers' right to vote without hindrance.

December 5, 2012
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