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Quitting Smoking: National Kick Butts Day, March 20th

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 is Kick Butts Day – a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.

March 13, 2013
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Powell: Can't Fight Teen Pregnancy with Shame and Blame

New York Times columnist Michael Powell agrees with Liz: the City Human Resources administration's new teen pregnancy ad campaign is counterproductive, insensitive, and wrongheaded.

March 12, 2013
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Statement: City's Teen Pregnancy Ad Campaign "Pathologically Mean-Spirited"

Senator Krueger issued the following statement on the City Human Resources Administration's new ad campaign on teen pregnancy:

As someone who has spent decades in the fight against poverty and the fight to make sure women have equal rights to have or not have children, I am appalled at the ill-targeted and pathologically mean-spirited ad campaign put forward by the New York City Human Resources Administration, supposedly intended to reduce teen pregnancy.

March 8, 2013
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Democratic Conference Economic and Revenue Forecast, FY 2013-14

As the Democratic Conference's ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Krueger is pleased to make the Democratic Conference's economic and revenue forecast available to the public.

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FY 2013-2014 Economic and Revenue Forecast

February 27, 2013
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Politicker: Liz Krueger Wants to Take Bloomberg’s Styrofoam Ban Statewide

Politicker's Hunter Walker writes:

In his State of the City address today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan to ban styrofoam in stores and restaurants citing a lack of biodegradability and high recycling costs that he called “terrible for the environment” and “terrible for taxpayers.” State Senator Liz Krueger responded to the mayor’s speech by jumping on his ban-wagon and taking it one step further–calling on the Legislature to ban styrofoam statewide.

February 14, 2013
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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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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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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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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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