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A Special Day: Israel's 62nd Anniversary

This past Monday, the 19th, we celebrated the 62nd anniversary of Israeli Independence, a day also known as Yom Ha’atzmaut. I am very happy that this year the Senate commemorated Israeli Independence Day, and the unique bond between Israel and New York, through a resolution honoring the remarkable achievements of Israelis over the past 62 years.

April 21, 2010
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Senator Liz Krueger Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Signing Own Health Care Proxy

For Immediate Release | April 16, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

Senator Liz Krueger Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Signing Own Health Care Proxy

(New York, NY) Today, New York State Senator Liz Krueger filled out a Health Care Proxy to show support for National Healthcare Decisions Day and to ensure her own medical treatment preferences are honored in the future. National Healthcare Decisions Day seeks to empower individuals by raising awareness so that persons may start a conversation and discuss their medical wishes.

April 16, 2010
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Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted, Improves Election Administration

For Immediate Release

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(Albany, NY) Today, The New York State Senate passed a package of election reforms to improve the absentee and affidavit voting process and election administration. These bills underscore the Senate Majority’s commitment to delivering an inclusive, reliable and efficient electoral process to the voters of New York.

April 15, 2010
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Senator Krueger Announces Reforms To Fix NY's Broken Budget Process

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2010Katie Kincaid | Kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485  

Two-year, GAAP & Performance Based Budgeting, June 1 Fiscal YearKey Reforms to End Albany’s Decades of Fiscal Dysfunction  

(Albany, NY) State Senator Liz Krueger today unveiled comprehensive reforms to fix the State’s broken budget process and give New Yorkers a fiscally responsible budget.  For decades, Albany ignored the need for wholesale changes to the budget process, instead opting for quick fix gimmicks and government by guesswork. Within their first term in the Majority, Senate Democrats created a 7-point legislative package, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) which provides for long-term financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountability for State-financed programs and services.  

April 7, 2010
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Save Our Senior Centers - Sign Up

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge Governor Paterson to act now to restore the $25 million yearly support in Title XX funding for our Senior Centers in the New York State budget.

March 19, 2010
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Lawmakers Push to Reform Hiring, Role of State Police Leader

ALBANY -- With the Division of State Police on its third superintendent in three weeks, lawmakers are sponsoring legislation to overhaul the hiring and responsibilities of New York's top law-enforcement officer, including giving the Legislature the ability to fire the superintendent. Read more...  http://bit.ly/9ZuOxF

March 18, 2010
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Dysfunction Displaces Work in Distracted Albany

By MICHAEL POWELL and NICHOLAS CONFESSOREALBANY — To wander into the grand pile of stone that is the State Capitol, to walk its cavernous sandstone and marble halls, is to find an absurdist play in its third act.Up on the third floor, in the State Senate, no party can muster a voting majority, and, pending a special election in two weeks, a convicted domestic abuser could cast the deciding vote.Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/06/nyregion/06albany.html

March 10, 2010
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No Matter What Happens, Paterson Gets His Pension

by Ryan KnutsonGov. David Paterson of New York insisted this week that he wouldn't heed calls for his resignation, despite his administration's being roiled by two scandals. But no matter what he does, he is still entitled to his full pension once he retires. In fact, there is nothing any New York state employee can do that would cause them to lose a pension; not even a corruption conviction, being fired for embezzlement or a prison sentence.

March 10, 2010
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Wine Can Help Budget Woes

By Liz Krueger and Keith WrightAs New York State faces another devastating budget deficit, we need new solutions that raise revenue so that we can prevent deeper budget cuts to our schools and healthcare system—without raising taxes.

March 10, 2010
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EDITORIAL: Albany lawmakers need to focus on the budget

With the governor's office twisting in chaos over a domestic violence scandal, you could say things are far from business-as-usual in Albany. But that may be good.In the past, business-as-usual has brought New York dysfunction, high taxes and government spending sprees. This time last year, the economic fallout from banking failures was perfectly plain to read in foreclosure and jobless numbers. Yet how did state government react? It raised spending by nearly 9 percent, including $7 billion in new taxes and fees, only to return midyear to make painful cuts.

March 3, 2010
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March 3, 2010
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Senate passes health care proxy bill

By Cara MatthewsSenators approved a bill this week that sets up a legal mechanism for designating a surrogate to act on an incapacitated person's behalf, legislation supporters say is long overdue and will reduce additional stress placed on friends and families during crises.Passage of the bill is a "monumental achievement that should be celebrated by all New Yorkers," Gov. David Paterson said in a statement. He pledged to sign the legislation, which was previously approved by the Assembly.

March 3, 2010
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Sen. Krueger wants an on-time budget handled by Ravitch

by James M. OdatoSenator Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, said she isn’t taking a shot at Gov. David Paterson but wants the beleaguered chief executive to delegate budget duties to Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch.

March 2, 2010
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Lawmakers say budget crisis is worse than Paterson letting on

By Kaitlyn RossWhile the Governor is presenting a dire picture of New York's economic crisis, the Senate and Assembly are saying the state's budget crisis is even worse than Paterson is letting on. As Capital Tonight's Kaitlyn Ross explains, with both chambers presenting different numbers for the state's burgeoning financial gap, 2011 could be an embattled budget year.Read more: http://news10now.com/watertown-north-news-1052-content/politics/497023/l...

March 2, 2010
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Pedro Espada Jr.: No One's More Loyal -- to Landlords

By Sara GatesSenate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. defected from the Democrats and then defected from the Republicans during last year's Albany madness, but he'll always be loyal to his landlord pals.

March 2, 2010
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Less money for government groups

By Erin BillupsAfter decades of dysfunction, more light is being shed on how lawmakers spend taxpayer dollars. Good government groups have criticized several legislators for how they spent member items and some of even suggested they should have the money for pet projects in their districts pulled all together. Now, facing a multibillion dollar budget gap, advocates for change could get their wish. Our Erin Billups has more on why the tough economic times may mean there's less pork to go around anyway.

March 2, 2010
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KRUEGER DUMPS SENATOR

By Dan RivoliFebruary 17, 2010State Sen. Liz Krueger said it was unfortunate that her erstwhile colleague Hiram Monserrate did not resign after being convicted of assaulting his girlfriend.Instead, a bipartisan panel was formed and recommended his expulsion from the Legislature. Krueger voted with most of her colleagues in support of the measure that passed, 53 to eight.Read more: http://ourtownny.com/2010/02/17/krueger-dumps-senator/

March 2, 2010
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The Capitol Connection #1006

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss Governor Paterson's proposed budget, ethics reform in the legislature, and the possible Ford-Gillibrand Senate primary.  © Copyright 2010, WAMCTo listen: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain/article/654/0/16085...

March 2, 2010
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Pols reject Clinton School move, creating rift among ’rents

By Jefferson Siegel As parents continue to challenge a plan that would shuffle students among several Chelsea schools, a half-dozen local politicians have joined in calling for the Department of Education to withdraw its proposal to relocate the Clinton School for Writers and Artists from its current home at PS 11 to PS 33.

February 25, 2010
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New York Traffic Experiment Gets Permanent Run

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUMNew York’s ambitious experiment that closed parts of Broadway to vehicles last spring will become permanent, city officials said on Thursday, even though it fell short of achieving its chief objective: improving traffic flow.

February 25, 2010
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