Category Archives: News

13 Jun
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Statement From Senator Liz Krueger On Ending Non-Medical Exemptions For Vaccinations

Albany – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today after passage of S.2994-A, removing non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations, sponsored by Sen. Brad Hoylman: “When it comes to public health policy, our primary responsibility as legislators is to keep ...

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06 Jun
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State Senate Passes Bill To Close Sexting Loophole

Albany – Today the State Senate unanimously passed a bill (S.2636), sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger, to close a loophole in state law that prevents police from charging someone with aggravated harassment if it is committed via text or ...

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04 Jun
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Senate Democratic Majority Passes Domestic Animal Welfare Package

Albany -The Senate Majority Conference today passed legislation to protect the rights and improve the health and safety of domestic animals across New York State. The bills passed included legislation that will raise awareness of safety standards for domestic animals, increase the ...

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10 May
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Disrupt Work: A Roundtable on Older Adult Employment

New York – Today, Senator Liz Krueger hosted a forum titled “Disrupt Work: Older Workers Can Do The Job.” The event was a roundtable discussion on older employment, which took place at the SUNY Global Center.     Participants Included: – Kathleen ...

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02 May
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State Senate Finance Chair Debunks Pro-Fossil Fuel Report On Divestment

Albany – Today, on the heels of a comprehensive hearing on fossil fuel divestment, State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, debunked a pro-fossil fuel report commissioned by the Suffolk Association of Municipal Employees, prepared by Florida-based ...

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01 May
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Legislature Holds Hearing On Fossil Fuel Divestment

Albany – Today State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz, along with other Senators, held a hearing on divesting the New York State Common Retirement Fund from fossil fuel holdings. ...

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10 Apr
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Tenant Protection Act Passes Senate

Albany – Today the State Senate passed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, an Attorney General’s program bill carried by Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Joseph Lentol. The bill, aimed at holding New York’s most unscrupulous landlords criminally accountable for ...

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10 Apr
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Statement From New York State Senators On President Trump’s Executive Order To Limit State Input On Pipeline Permits

Albany – Twenty-two New York State Senators released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s planned executive order to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to limit state input on pipeline permits. Signing on to the statement were Senators Liz Krueger, Jamaal ...

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02 Apr
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Senate Passes 2019-2020 State Budget

Albany – The Senate Majority passed the 2019-2020 State Budget that provides tax relief for overburdened New York families by implementing a permanent property tax cap, increases support for New York students by investing over $1 billion more in state education ...

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19 Mar
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Senate Majority Protects New York Students And Pedestrians

Albany – The Senate Democratic Majority today passed legislation (S.4331) that will save lives by increasing protection of New York City school zones through expanded speed camera utilization. The school zone speed camera program was allowed to lapse under the ...

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