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Capital New York: A New (Non-Smoking) Champion for Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Krueger will soon be introducing legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in New York State. Capital New York's Dana Rubinstein attended Sen. Krueger's recent forum on marijuana policy reform, and reports on Sen. Krueger's forthcoming legislation:

“It is my intention as a New York State senator to soon introduce a law that would actually decriminalize, regulate and tax marijuana in New York,” said State Senator Liz Krueger, an Upper East Side liberal, on Wednesday night.

The room full of marijuana enthusiasts erupted into applause.

May 17, 2013

Sen. Krueger Joins Legislators and Women’s Equality Coalition to Demand Legislature Allow Votes on Governor’s Full 10-Point Women’s Equality Agenda

State legislators, New York City Council members, and leaders of prominent organizations advocating for women’s equality and health gathered today to demand an open floor vote in the State Senate on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act, whose introduction is expected this legislative session.

May 15, 2013

Dr. Elaine M. Walsh Named to 2013 New York State Senate Women of Distinction

Elaine M. Walsh, Ph.D., LCSW, a lifelong New Yorker, has been a passionate and dedicated advocate in her community her entire adult life. A graduate of College of White Plains, now Pace University, and having received her MSW and Ph.D from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Dr. Walsh is not only accomplished professionally but also has an impressive history of selfless volunteerism. 

May 13, 2013

Testimony on Mayor's Rezoning Proposal for East Midtown

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony for the Multi-Board Task Force's Hearing on the mayor's East Midtown rezoning proposal. The plan would upzone 73 blocks of East Midtown around the Grand Central area, and has the potential to dramatically change the character of East Midtown.

May 13, 2013

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: May 2013

Senator Krueger's May Community Bulletin is available here! Download it as a PDF file from this page.

Community Bulletin - May 2013

May 9, 2013

Marijuana Policy Today: Where do We Go from Here?

New York’s marijuana possession law remains broken as tens of thousands of mostly Black and Latino youth are arrested for marijuana possession each year. Given this changing landscape, we will discuss what's happening with marijuana reform policy in New York, and get perspectives on what should happen next.

Please RSVP here to attend this event.

May 15, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sen. Krueger's Free Events List – May 2013

Sen. Krueger's free events list for May is available for download from this page.

Free Events - May 2013

April 30, 2013

Albany Times Union: NOW Wants Governor's Women's Equality Agenda Needs to Go Before the Legislature

Wednesday, Sen. Krueger joined Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, other colleagues, and a broad group of advocates for women's rights to call for the introduction of legislation and an open vote on the Governor's women's equality agenda, including reproductive rights and workplace fairness legislation. From the Albany Times Union:

Though several pro-life groups have expressed disdain for Cuomo's decision to yoke the rest of the agenda items to the more controversial reproduction rights provisions, Sen. Liz Krueger expressed the hope of the vast majority in the room was for an omnibus bill. "You need that full package," she said.

See the full article at the Times Union, or read on to watch video of the press conference.

April 25, 2013

Sen. Krueger Votes for Legislation to Crack Down on Shark Finning

Sen. Krueger spoke in favor of legislation that passed on Earth Day this week to crack down on the shark fin trade in New York. Shark finning is a cruel practice, and the shark fin trade has decimated shark populations and damaged ecosystems worldwide.

April 24, 2013

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: April 2013

Senator Krueger's April Community Bulletin is available here! Download it as a PDF file from this page.

Community Bulletin - April 2013

April 8, 2013

Sen. Krueger in Politicker: "Our wild-west campaign finance laws have nurtured a culture of corruption"

In Politicker's continuing coverage of the wave of federal arrests of politicians and political party officials, Liz makes the case that real campaign finance reform is necessary to truly clean up New York politics.

April 4, 2013

Senator Krueger's Free Events List - April 2013

Senator Krueger's free events list for April is available here! You can download the list from this page.

Sen. Krueger's Free Events List - April 2013

April 3, 2013

Legislation for the Common Good: Where Did it Go? Why You Should Care About Campaign Finance Reform

Join Senator Krueger and our distinguished panel as we discuss the importance of our broken campaign finance system, the effort to reform it that's underway, and the practical effects this issue has on the lives of everyday New Yorkers and our community as a whole.

April 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

National Kick Butts Day 2013

Senator Krueger participated in this video for Kick Butts Day 2013, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.

March 20, 2013

Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: March 2013

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

Community Bulletin - March 2013

March 15, 2013

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

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

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

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.

FY 2013-2014 Economic and Revenue Forecast

February 27, 2013

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