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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 10, 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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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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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 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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Legislative Gazette: Reform Jewish Voice Celebrates 10 Years, Meets with Krueger on RHA, Campaign Finance and Minimum Wage

The Legislative Gazette's Alli Sofer covered the 10-year anniversary of Reform Jewish Voice, which marked the occasion during a lobby day for progressive causes at the capitol:

Sen. Liz Kruger, D-Manhattan, spoke to the group about her own Jewish identity in the Legislature.

 

May 21, 2012
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Our Town: Facebook Friend or Boss? Bill Would Protect Passwords from Employers

Our Town's Nick Powell spoke to Sen. Krueger about her bill to protect employees' private, personal passwords for online accounts from employers.

Big Brother wants your Facebook password. A spate of complaints regarding companies requiring applicants and employees to divulge login information for social media accounts has forced the hand of state Sen. Liz Krueger, who introduced legislation recently that would ban such practices. Krueger cited the obvious privacy concerns as well as liability issues for employers as the primary catalysts for the bill.

 

May 21, 2012
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Jonathan de Sola Mendes

Colonel Jonathan de Sola Mendes has led both a military career and life of admirable accomplishment. Immediately following graduation from Dartmouth College in May of 1943, Colonel Jonathan de Sola Mendes volunteered for naval flight training. By September of 1943, then as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Colonel Mendes was sent to Wallis Island for five months and then to Engebi Island. After 13 months in the Pacific and having fl own over 100 missions, Colonel Mendes received two Air Medals for his service overseas.

May 18, 2012
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Mary Lindsay

A registered nurse by profession, Mary Lindsay has spent half a century enriching the lives of women, children and families in New York City’s most vulnerable communities. She has championed Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights for more than 50 years, beginning with her work in 1969 with the former Margaret Sanger Research Bureau.

May 15, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Sen. Krueger, Senate Democratic Conference Host Capitol Forum on Women in the Workforce

Sen. Liz Krueger is hosting a roundtable discussion on economic issues facing women in New York. This roundtable discussion will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, at 12:30 pm in the Capitol, Room 305.

Experts who have been working on solutions to these issues have been invited to share insights and discuss how to achieve the goals of equal pay for equal work and increased economic opportunities for women in New York State.

May 15, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: May 2012

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

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May 10, 2012
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Senate Passes Krueger Bill That Would Result in More Federal Food Stamp Aid to City Programs

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today announced the passage of legislation in the New York State Senate that would result in more federal funding for food stamp programs in New York City. The bill (S. 452) passed the Senate with a unanimous 56-0 vote.

May 9, 2012
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