Category Archives: News

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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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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