Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28

published by Andrew - July 28th, 2015

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

August 2015

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events with the host or ask to RSVP. CONTINUE READING

Testimony To The NYSDEC Regarding Permit Renewal For The E.91st St. MTS

published by Andrew - July 20th, 2015

New York – Today, Senator Krueger submitted written testimony to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation during their public comment period regarding the renewal of permits for construction and operation of the 91st St. Marine Transfer Station. CONTINUE READING

New York Daily News: Lawmakers, government reform group sue New York’s Board of Elections over LLC campaign donation loophole

published by Andrew - July 14th, 2015

Today, the New York Daily News and other outlets including the New York Timesreported that a bipartisan group of current and former lawmakers, including Senator Krueger, joined the Brennan Center in filing suit against the State Board of Elections to close the infamous LLC Loophole.  Since the Loophole was created by the BOE in 1996, contributors donating through LLCs have circumvented contribution limits and disclosure requirements that the Legislature created to protect the integrity of New York’s democratic process — and injected millions of secret dollars into state elections. In April the BOE, in a 2-2 vote, refused to rescind its earlier decision and thereby attempts at regulatory reform. This lawsuit presents a promising opportunity to close the Loophole once and for all. CONTINUE READING

Krueger, Ortiz Announce Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

published by Andrew - July 7th, 2015

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz today announced the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (S.5873/A.8011), which would require the State Comptroller to divest the Common Retirement Fund (CRF) from fossil fuel holdings by 2020. They were joined in this announcement by Bill McKibben, Peter Yarrow and other advocates. The bill also received the endorsement of several environmental, faith, and community organizations, including 350.org, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Citizen Action, New York State Council of Churches, and Clearwater, among others.  A number of supporters recorded short video messages explaining why they believe divestment is vital. All the videos can be viewed here.
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Liz’s Community Bulletin: July 2015

published by Andrew - July 6th, 2015

Liz’s Community Bulletin for July is available here! You can download it as a PDF, or view it here. CONTINUE READING