Albany Times Union Op-Ed: Court must rule to protect women’s reproductive rights

published by Andrew - June 23rd, 2016

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in the Albany Times Union, Sen. Krueger called for action to end Albany’s pay-to-play culture. Full text of the op-ed can be read below and is available here. CONTINUE READING

Sen. Krueger’s Testimony Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Regarding Proposed Rent Increases

published by Andrew - June 20th, 2016

New York – Senator Krueger today submitted tesitmony to the New York City Rent Guidelines board recommending a 0% rent increase for both one and two-year leases. Full testimony can be read below. CONTINUE READING

NYC FAR Legislation Is Off The Table

published by Andrew - June 15th, 2016

Albany – Citing concerns about the potential community impact of uncapping floor area ratio (FAR) restrictions in New York City, Assembly Housing Chairman Keith L. T. Wright confirmed that Assembly Bill A7807 will not be considered this legislative session. Following conversations with State Senator Liz Krueger, community advocates, and urban and zoning experts, Wright moved to block the legislation and called for further examination of the nuanced issue. FAR, a zoning tool regulating the bulk and density of buildings, is currently capped at 12. The legislation needs further vetting and amending to remove the potential for unchecked growth in neighborhoods already strained by new luxury developments and towers.

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Statement From Sen. Krueger On Yesterday’s Mass Shooting In Orlando

published by Andrew - June 13th, 2016

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today regarding yesterday’s attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL:

“Yesterday’s mass shooting in Orlando was a terrible hate-crime, an attack on our LGBT family, and on the love, diversity, and pluralism that make America great. It left 49 people dead and over 50 more injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, the people of Orlando, and the CONTINUE READING

State Senate Passes Maternal Depression Treatment Bill

published by Andrew - June 9th, 2016

Albany – Today the State Senate unanimously passed S6715, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, which would improve treatment options for women diagnosed with maternal depression. A second bill addressing maternal depression, S7881, is currently on the third reading calendar in the Senate. S7881 would clarify that when a maternal depression screening is provided by a pediatrician, the service is covered if the pediatrician is in the child’s health insurance network.  Both bills are sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly Member Diana C. Richardson.

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