Category Archives: News

14 Jul
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Liz Discusses the Airbnb Controversy with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate

Liz joined Leonard Lopate to discuss the controversy over Airbnb in New York City, what’s legal, what’s not, and why. Audio available here:

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04 Jun
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Statement on the Passing of Sen. Roy Goodman

Liz issued the following statement on the passing of Sen. Roy Goodman, who represented the East Side from 1969 through 2001.

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19 May
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Gottfried, Krueger, Advocates Announce Reintroduction of New York Maternal Depression Bill to Help New Mothers and Families

Sen. Krueger and Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried today announced their reintroduction of legislation providing education, and promoting screening and treatment-referrals for postpartum depression and other maternal depression disorders (S. 7234 / A. 9610). Despite the widespread nature and ...

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21 Apr
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Next City Q&A: New York Senator Liz Krueger, Airbnb’s Doubter-in-Chief

Last week, Liz spoke with Next City’s Nancy Scola for an in-depth interview on Airbnb, New York’s short-term rental laws, and the fight to protect residential housing. Read the full interview at Next City. In 2010, Krueger successfully championed the ...

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14 Apr
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Liz’s Statement on the Use of Airbnb for Floating Brothels

Liz issued the following statement in reaction to today’s front-page New York Post story on the use of Airbnb to facilitate floating brothels: “When residential housing ceases to be residential — via online businesses, like Airbnb, turning residential apartments into illegal, unregulated hotel rooms — all ...

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11 Apr
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DNA Info: Locals Demand Protections for 57th Street on Rizzoli Bookstore’s Last Day

After the Landmarks Preservation Commission failed to designate the exterior or interior of the Rizzoli Bookstore, the store has finally been forced to close and make way for new development, resulting in the probable loss of another important cultural and ...

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18 Mar
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The New York Times: “Playing a Game of Legislative Fantasy”

Liz was quoted in Michael Powell’s New York Times column assessing the Senate’s “one-house” budget. Powell writes: None of this fun is remotely real. The governor and the Legislature are weeks away from a final budget. Most senators had not even ...

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14 Mar
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Ms. Magazine: New York Legislators Introduce Bill Banning Employer Discrimination Against Women For Reproductive Health Decisions

Ms. Magazine writes of Liz’s “Boss Bill”: The “Boss Bill” would close a loophole in New York’s current workplace anti-discrimination laws to ensure women are not discriminated against for their personal reproductive health choices and to protect their privacy. Krueger ...

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10 Feb
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Editorial Boards Cheer Liz’s Bill to Preserve Home Rule on Casino Siting

Since Liz and her colleague Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk introduced their bill to protect communities’ home-rule rights and prevent casinos from being forced on towns that don’t want them, mutliple editorial boards from around the state — and representing a diverse range ...

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23 Jan
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Liz and her Colleague Cecilia Tkaczyk Introduce Bill to Protect Communities’ Home Rule and Zoning Rights with Respect to Casinos

Today State Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Cecilia Tkaczyk (D-Duanesburg) announced the introduction of legislation protecting the basic home-rule rights of municipalities with respect to casino siting (S. 6433-2014).

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