Statement From Sen. Krueger On Committee Passage Of “Boss Bill”

published by Andrew - May 3rd, 2016

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today, after the State Senate Labor Committee voted in support of legislation known as the Boss Bill (S2709-A/A1142-A), which would ban employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their personal reproductive health decisions. The legislation is sponsored by Sen. Krueger in the Senate and Assembly Member Ellen Jaffee in the Assembly:

“By supporting the Boss Bill today, the Labor Committee took a stand to protect New York’s working families. The right of women and men to make their CONTINUE READING

Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – May 2016

published by Andrew - April 27th, 2016

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

May 2016

Courtesy of State Senator Liz Krueger

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Statement From Senator Krueger On Governor’s Announcement Of Maternal Depression Screening

published by Andrew - April 25th, 2016

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today in reaction to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement that the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued guidance informing insurers of their responsibility to cover screening for maternal depression under the Affordable Care Act. The DFS guidance follows recommendations issued in January by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), that women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth: CONTINUE READING

Krueger Urges Governor To Veto MMA Legalization

published by Andrew - April 13th, 2016

Albany – State Senator Liz Krueger today released a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo urging him to veto legislation, recently passed in the legislature, that would legalize mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York State (S5949-A). The letter cites the long-term health implications of MMA for fighters, and the potential burden on taxpayers required to pay for associated public health and social service costs. The full text of the letter can be read below, and is also available here.

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Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Fossil Fuel Divestment

published by Andrew - April 11th, 2016

Albany – Today the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee voted in support of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill (S.5873), sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, which would require the state pension fund to divest from coal, oil, and gas producers. The vote was taken as a result of a motion for committee consideration filed by Sen. Krueger, a procedure provided for under the rules of the Senate which allows members of the minority party to require a committee vote on a select number of bills per session. The bill, sponsored in the Assembly by Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz, will now go to the Senate Finance Committee.

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