Category Archives: News

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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24 Jan
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Senate Leaders Block Roe v. Wade Resolution

Liz sponsored a resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, but it was blocked from consideration by the leaders of the Republican-dominated majority in the Senate. The Assembly passed a similar resolution without incident. Read more ...

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07 Jan
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Liz Krueger and Bill Samuels: Fund Campaign Reform with Casino Cash

Two days ahead of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and reform advocate Bill Samuels announced a new campaign finance reform proposal: a grand bargain that can accomplish Governor Cuomo’s previously-stated goal ...

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03 Jan
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Krueger to Empire State Development: End NY Gun Subsidies

Liz sent the following letter to Empire State Development President and CEO Kenneth Adams late yesterday, urging ESDC to end the use of taxpayer funds to support producers of dangerous assault weapons.

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18 Dec
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Statement on Senate Democratic Conference Leadership Vote

Liz issued the following statement Monday evening congratulating the Senate Democratic Conference’s new leader, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, immediately following the Senate Democratic Conference’s leadership vote.

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