Letter to FTC Regarding the “Sharing Economy”

published by Andrew - May 28th, 2015

Senator Krueger sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission during the comment period for their workshop titled “The ‘Sharing’ Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators.”  Visit the FTC website for more information on the workshop and comment period. CONTINUE READING

Senator Krueger and Senate Democratic Conference Announce Affordable Housing Legislative Package

published by Andrew - May 27th, 2015

New York – Senator Krueger today joined members of the Senate Democratic Conference to unveil an affordable housing package to better ensure fair housing practices throughout New York State. CONTINUE READING

Wall Street Journal: Law Spurs Interest in Helping New Moms Deal With Depression

published by Andrew - May 26th, 2015

Today, the Wall Street Journal reported on the state’s maternal depression law, the result of a bill that Sen. Krueger sponsored, along with Assembly Member Dick Gottfried.  The law increased education and access to information and screening about maternal depression for new mothers:

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Bill To Expand Insurance Access For Pregnant Women Approved By Senate Committee

published by Andrew - May 18th, 2015

New York – In a unanimous vote today, the State Senate Insurance Committee referred S.4639 to the Finance Committee, moving it one step closer to passage. The bill, introduced by Senator Liz Krueger, would make pregnancy a qualifying event triggering a special enrollment period for the state health insurance exchange, allowing pregnant women to enroll in a health plan at any time.  The legislation introduced in the Assembly (A.6780) by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas will be considered tomorrow by the Assembly Insurance Committee.
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Sen. Krueger Congratulates BCCHS InvenTeam!

published by Andrew - May 8th, 2015

Today Sen. Krueger met with the Baruch College Campus High School InvenTeam, who won a highly competitive Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant which they used to design a detachable rubbish vacuum for use in the NYC subways. Congratulations! CONTINUE READING