Category Archives: News

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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01 Oct
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Statement from Liz on the Appeals Board’s Decision in the Nigel Warren Illegal Short-Term Rentals Case

Liz issued the following statement in response to the city Appeals Board’s decision to overturn illegal hotel fines levied under the 2010 illegal hotels law in the Nigel Warren case: “The New York City ECB Appeals Board decision overturning fines ...

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01 Oct
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The Verge: One Ruling Doesn’t Make Airbnb Sublets Legal

Tech news site The Verge reported on the Airbnb-backed appeal that overturned fines in one illegal short-term rental case, and quoted Liz, putting the decision into perspective. Following Airbnb’s victory in overturning a fine last week, New York state senator ...

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01 Oct
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The New York Times: Tenant’s Fine for Renting to Tourist Is Overturned

Sen. Krueger was quoted in this New York Times piece, explaining that short-term rentals in multi-family residential buildings remain illegal, despite a small legal victory for Airbnb in an isolated, cherry-picked case.

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30 Aug
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Maloney, Krueger, and Lappin Call on Army Corps of Engineers to Revoke Permit for E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station Due to Serious Flood Risks

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Council Member Jessica Lappin joined community advocates and concerned residents today near the site of the proposed 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) to highlight the serious flood risks that the MTS ...

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