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
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
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:
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.
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