Category Archives: News

16 Jan
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Krueger, Kaminsky, Jaffee Introduce Bill To Ban Cigarette Filters

Albany – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger and Todd Kaminsky, and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee introduced the Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Act, S.7259, which would prohibit the sale of cigarettes with single-use filters (also known as “butts”), attachable single-use filters, and ...

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15 Jan
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FAQs about New York State’s Bail Reforms

On January 1st, new reforms to New York’s bail and pre-trial detention systems went into effect. There has been a lot of confusion about what these reforms actually do. A good starting place to understand the changes is this article in ...

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03 Dec
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Krueger And Ortiz Introduce Updated Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

Albany – Today, as world leaders are meeting for the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz announced the introduction of a revised version ...

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03 Dec
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Governor Signs Senator Krueger’s Tenant Protection Act

Albany – Today Governor Cuomo signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, S.2605, an Attorney General’s program bill carried by Senator Liz Krueger. The new law will hold New York’s most unscrupulous landlords criminally accountable for tenant harassment. “Over the years I ...

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26 Nov
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Senator Krueger’s ESCO “Slamming” Bill Becomes Law

Albany – Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed S.2376-A/A.3245-A, legislation carried by Senator Liz Krueger prohibiting suppliers of natural gas or electricity from enrolling customers without their permission, a practice known as “slamming.” The bill was carried in the Assembly ...

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31 Oct
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Senator Krueger Holds Forum on Coops and Condos

New York – On October 29th, State Senator Liz Krueger held a Forum on Coops and Condos at Hunter College.   Video of the event is available by clicking here.   Speakers included: – Lucas Ferrara Partner Newman & Ferrara – Kevin ...

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09 Oct
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Senator Krueger Holds Forum On Residential Recycling

New York – On October 7th, State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman, along with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board, hosted a forum on reuse, recycling, and composting in large residential buildings.   Video of ...

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26 Sep
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Senators Press State Comptroller On Fossil Fuel Divestment

Albany – Today State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and 11 other Senators released a letter to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, urging him to study a fossil fuel divestment scenario as part of the five-yearly ...

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12 Sep
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Manhattan Senate Delegation Holds Forum On New Rent Laws

New York – On September 10th, the New York State Senate Manhattan Delegation hosted a forum on the new rent laws at CUNY Graduate center in Manhattan.   Video of the event is available by clicking here.   Speakers included: ...

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21 Aug
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14 State Senators Call On MTA And Capital Plan Review Board To Comply With Open Meetings Law

Albany – Today 14 State Senators, led by Senator Liz Krueger, released a letter to MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Temporary President Andrea Stewart-Cousins, asserting that ...

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