Category Archives: News

17 May
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20 State Senators Sign Letter Supporting Offshore Wind

Albany – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman released a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, calling for the inclusion of an offshore wind tier in ...

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16 May
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Sign Liz’s Petition To Support NYC Plastic Bag Bill

The New York City Council recently passed a bill to place a 5-cent fee on any plastic or paper bags provided to consumers at retail stores.  But now there is an effort in the State Legislature to stop this bill ...

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04 May
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Maternal Depression Bill Passes Senate Health Committee

Albany – Today the State Senate Health Committee voted unanimously in support of S6715, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, which would improve treatment options for women diagnosed with maternal depression. The bill, which is sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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13 Apr
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Krueger Urges Governor To Veto MMA Legalization

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 ...

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11 Apr
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Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Fossil Fuel Divestment

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 ...

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06 Apr
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Krueger Holds Forum On Modernizing Sales Tax Collection

Albany – Today, State Senator Liz Krueger held a forum on modernizing sales tax collection in New York State. The state’s current system of sales tax collection has not kept up with changes in retail payment methods and technological innovation. ...

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28 Mar
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Senate GOP Votes Down Children’s Gun Safety Bill

New York – Today in a party-line vote, the State Senate Codes Committee voted down the Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act (S.2491), sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, along with Senators Avella, Gianaris, Hamilton, Hoylman, Parker and Squadron.  The bill would ...

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24 Mar
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Krueger, Ortiz Respond To American Petroleum Institute On Fossil Fuel Divestment

Albany – Today, State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz released a letter to API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau, responding to statements submitted by Ms. Moreau at a February 29th forum on divesting the ...

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