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Metro: Farmers Markets Double in Decade

Sen. Krueger joined State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and other elected officials to call attention to the growth and success of farmers markets in New York. Alison Bowen reported in Metro:

“Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, and farmers markets and green markets are a simple, beneficial way to connect our neighborhoods with fresh, healthy and locally grown food,” said New York State Senator Liz Krueger, who represents Manhattan.

August 29, 2012
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Senator Krueger's Free Events List: September 2012

Senator Krueger's September 2012 free events list is available here!

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September 2012 Free Events

August 29, 2012
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Law360: NY Ahead of the Curve with Ban on Mortgage Rate-Based Pay

Law360 reports on a new law passed by Sen. Krueger  which bans a predatory lending practice that created instability in the mortgage market and contributed to the financial crisis. 

August 29, 2012
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Capital New York: Democrats Push Gun Control in Albany

Capital New York's Azi Paybarah reports:

Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to find a "consensus" on new gun control laws that could pass both the Republican-controlled State Senate, and the State Assembly, where Democrats have a majority.

But Democratic lawmakers who convened at City Hall this afternoon to push a new set of gun control regulations were skeptical that they would find a willing partner in the upper chamber...

Gun control advocates are outspent 30-to-1 in campaigns, according to State Senator Liz Krueger, who referred to opponents as a "pro-criminal" coalition.

August 29, 2012
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony on the Need for Changes to the Rent Stabilization Code

Below are an embedded copy and a download link for Sen. Krueger's testimony Tuesday, August 28, to the Division of Housing and Community Renewal regarding the state's Rent Stabilization Code.

August 29, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Announces New Yield Spread Premium Ban Is Law

Gov. Cuomo signed Sen. Krueger's legislation banning "yield spread premiums," a predatory lending practice.

August 19, 2012
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ABC Reports on Pro-Breastfeeding Subway Caravan

Sen. Krueger joined the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council to kick off the group's annual "subway caravan" from Washington Heights to Brooklyn, as part of a worldwide week of activities promoting support for breastfeeding.

August 13, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Joins Breastfeeding Moms, Advocates to Kick Off Annual Subway Caravan

Breastfeeding mothers and health advocates joined Sen. Krueger for the kickoff of the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council's annual "Subway Caravan" to raise awareness of breastfeeding's health benefits and breastfeeding mothers' rights.

August 9, 2012
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Senator Krueger's Free Events List: August 2012

Senator Krueger's August 2012 free events list is available here! You can download it from this page (link at bottom), or view it below.

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August 2012 Free Events

July 31, 2012
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NY1: Senate Dems Accuse Administration Of Consulting Gas Companies About Fracking Regulations

In this video clip, New York 1 focuses on on hydrofracking, following up on a letter sent by Sen. Krueger and some of her colleagues to the DEC. The letter demands a full accounting in the face of reports that proposed hydrofracking regulations were inappropriately leaked to the gas industry.

July 7, 2012
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Sen. Krueger's July 2012 Free Events List

Senator Krueger's July 2012 free events list is available here! You can download it from this page, or view it below.

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July 2012 Free Events

June 26, 2012
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New York Times: Upstate Legislators Aid Caterer in Its Bid for Liquor License on Park Ave.

The New York Times reports:

After spending at least $30,000 a month on lobbyists, the Rose Group Park Avenue L.L.C., which operates a catering hall at Park Avenue and 63rd Street, has enlisted two upstate lawmakers to help in its fight for a liquor license.

 

The State Senate voted on Wednesday to support the catering hall’s request, despite opposition from neighbors, the local community board, a nearby Presbyterian church and local lawmakers, who were concerned about noise and traffic.

 

June 25, 2012
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Letter from Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs on Contraceptive Coverage

Sen. Krueger and her fellow co-chairs of the NYS Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus submitted the following letter to federal agencies considering changes to the exemption rules and religious accomodations for the contraceptive coverage requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, affirming the Caucus' position that contraceptive and reproductive healthcare coverage must remain available and accessible for all.

June 21, 2012
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Testimony on Rent Guidelines Board's Proposed Increases

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, arguing that the process that led to this year's proposed increases is in need of reform, and arguing further that this year's proposed guidelines should be significantly lower.

June 18, 2012
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: June 2012

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

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June 2012 Community Bulletin

June 13, 2012
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DNA Info: Second Avenue Businesses See Restaurant Week Boost

DNA Info's Jill Colvin sat down with Sen. Krueger, Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblyman Dan Quart, and Community Board 8 Chair Nick Viest as they enjoyed dinner at Doppio Senso to support Second Avenue Restaurant Week:

Local officials, who gathered to show support for the effort with a meal at DoppioSenso Wednesday, said that, while the MTA has gotten better at minimizing its impact on the neighborhood, residents and businesses are still suffering.

 

June 8, 2012
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Times Union: Senate Dems Discuss Women’s Health

The Albany Times Union reports on our women's health forum this week in Albany:

Tuesday morning’s forum is the latest in a series of similar sessions called by the minority conference to draw attention to Democratic legislation — also including measures concerning a minimum wage boost, hydrofracking and more — that has received no love from the Republican majority.

Full video of the forum will be available from the Democratic Conference on Youtube.

 

June 7, 2012
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Daily News: Manhattan Resident Wins 'Counter' Argument

The Daily News reports on East Side resident John Burke's legal victory:

The ruling means a disabled bartender who has lived in a dark, ground-floor Yorkville studio for 35 years...gets to keep his kitchen, while the rest of the tenants, including those in the $5,900 fifth-floor penthouse, have to keep climbing stairs.

 

“We won? I can’t believe it,” said John Burke, 67, the Irish immigrant who has occupied the rent-stabilized studio at 318 East 84th St. since 1977.

 

Burke, who worked as a hotel bartender and concierge until he became disabled in a 1995 accident, credited his lawyers and the staff of State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) for his legal victory.

May 29, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Writes in The Hill: Washington's Fad Diet

Sen. Krueger wrote this piece for The Hill's Congress Blog, explaining why Congress' proposed millions in cuts to the food stamps program make no sense.

May 24, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Writes SUNY Charter Schools Institute Regarding Proposed Charter School Co-Locations in District 2

Sen. Krueger wrote to the SUNY Charter School Institute regarding the Success Charter Network's application to co-locate two charter schools in District 2's already crowded facilities. The SUNY Charter Schools Institute is currently considering the charter school network's application.

May 22, 2012
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