Category Archives: News

17 Jan
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WABC 7 On Your Side: Health Exchange Problems with Empire Blue Cross

WABC 7’s Nina Pineda reports on the continuing problems Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield enrollees have been experiencing with actually receiving their proof of insurance and getting covered. Our office has been trying to assist constituents with the same ...

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16 Jan
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Capital New York: A.G. Probes Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Over Health Exchange Complaints

Laura Nahmias reports in Capital New York: New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman is investigating insurer Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield after complaints from customers who paid for the company’s plans on the state’s health exchange, but never received ...

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16 Dec
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Syracuse Post-Standard on Liz’s Maternal Depression Legislation

The Post-Standard‘s Marnie Eisenstadt reports this morning on Sen. Krueger’s maternal depression legislation, which passed this year and awaits the governor’s signature. Postpartum depression, a depression that can include anxiety and psychosis, is triggered by the birth of a child. ...

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11 Dec
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Liz Introduces Bill to Regulate and Tax Marijuana in New York State

Joined by a broad spectrum of drug law reform advocates and fellow elected officials, State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) announced that she will be introducing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) today. The legislation would legalize, regulate, and tax ...

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05 Nov
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New York Post: Turning Your NY Apartment into a Hotel Is Illegal

Nicole Gelinas cuts through the Airbnb talking points with this thoughtful column on short-term rentals from Monday’s New York Post: Airbnb’s other argument is that its “hosts” need cash. We all need money, but we can’t break the law. Plus, by ...

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01 Nov
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Liz’s Anti-Casino Press Conference in the News

On Thursday, Liz joined a diverse group of advocates, including Ramsey Adams of Catskill Mountainkeeper and Mike Long, chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, to launch a campaign against Proposal One, the constitutional amendment authorizing up to seven ...

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31 Oct
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Liz Joins Diverse Coalition to Unveil Campaign Against Proposal One, Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Casinos in New York State

Joined by Liz on the steps of City Hall, a diverse coalition of political leaders, community groups, and advocates from around the state today announced their campaign urging voters to reject Proposal One. The Proposal’s inclusion on the November ballot ...

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15 Oct
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Buffalo News: New York Bill Aims to Protect Interns Against Sexual Harassment

Today Liz announced her introduction of legislation to protect unpaid interns from sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. The Buffalo News‘ Tom Precious reports: Days after a federal judge said an unpaid intern did not have the same protections as paid ...

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15 Oct
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Release: Liz Introduces Bill to Protect Interns from Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Sen. Krueger today announced her introduction of new legislation to ban workplace sexual harassment of unpaid interns in New York State (S. 5951). Loopholes in local, state, and federal laws have hampered interns’ attempts to seek redress for sexual harassment ...

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02 Oct
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Liz Announces Passage of New Law Recognizing Clinical Nurse Specialists in New York State

Sen. Krueger today announced the enactment of her legislation recognizing and establishing a certification for “clinical nurse specialists” in New York State. The new law was sponsored by Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Barbara Lifton (D-Ithaca), and signed by Gov. Andrew ...

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