Category Archives: News

22 May
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Statement on the Illegal Hotel Law, Airbnb, and the Nigel Warren Case

Liz released the following statement in response to recent developments regarding the illegal hotel law and Airbnb. Liz sponsored the 2010 law that enables New York City to take enforcement action against illegal hotel operations and illegal short-term rentals in residential multiple ...

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17 May
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Capital New York: A New (Non-Smoking) Champion for Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Krueger will soon be introducing legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in New York State. Capital New York’s Dana Rubinstein attended Sen. Krueger’s recent forum on marijuana policy reform, and reports on Sen. Krueger’s forthcoming legislation: “It is ...

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15 May
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Liz Joins Legislators and Women’s Equality Coalition to Demand Legislature Allow Votes on Governor’s Full 10-Point Women’s Equality Agenda

State legislators, New York City Council members, and leaders of prominent organizations advocating for women’s equality and health gathered today to demand an open floor vote in the State Senate on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act, whose introduction ...

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25 Apr
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Albany Times Union: NOW Wants Governor’s Women’s Equality Agenda Needs to Go Before the Legislature

Wednesday, Sen. Krueger joined Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, other colleagues, and a broad group of advocates for women’s rights to call for the introduction of legislation and an open vote on the Governor’s women’s equality agenda, including reproductive rights ...

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04 Apr
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Liz in Politicker: “Our wild-west campaign finance laws have nurtured a culture of corruption”

In Politicker‘s continuing coverage of the wave of federal arrests of politicians and political party officials, Liz makes the case that real campaign finance reform is necessary to truly clean up New York politics: Although Mr. Smith’s electoral plans could ...

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12 Mar
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Powell: Can’t Fight Teen Pregnancy with Shame and Blame

New York Times columnist Michael Powell agrees with Liz: the City Human Resources administration’s new teen pregnancy ad campaign is counterproductive, insensitive, and wrongheaded.

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08 Mar
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Statement: City’s Teen Pregnancy Ad Campaign “Pathologically Mean-Spirited”

Senator Krueger issued the following statement on the City Human Resources Administration’s new ad campaign on teen pregnancy: As someone who has spent decades in the fight against poverty and the fight to make sure women have equal rights to ...

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05 Feb
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Liz Joins Assemblymember Lifton to Call for Halt on Fracking Without Full, Public Health Review

Prompted by flaws in the regulatory process and a lack of any transparency or clear definition in the Department of Health’s “health review,” Sen. Krueger today joined Assemblymember Barbara Lifton and many colleagues calling on Gov. Cuomo and the Department ...

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28 Jan
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Letter: Liz Concerned by Deal to Share Student Data without Parental Consent

Liz sent the following letter to New York State Education Commissioner John King and New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, expressing concerns over plans to share private student information with the Shared Learning Collaborative without parental consent.

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25 Jan
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Liz: Why I Voted Against the Redistricting Amendment

Two days ago, the Senate passed a constitutional amendment to create a commission process for redistricting after the next census. Because I am committed to real reform, I voted no. The process this amendment would create is actually a step even ...

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