Category Archives: News

19 Mar
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Message from Liz on Redistricting

I want to take the opportunity to explain what happened after midnight on Thursday morning in the State Legislature. Late Wednesday night and Thursday morning, around midnight on the morning of the Ides of March, my Senate Democratic colleagues and I refused to ...

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15 Mar
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Senate Democrats Walk Out to Protest Stop to Redistricting Debate

Fox 23 was at the capitol for the redistricting vote. The Democratic Conference walked out, refusing to participate in midnight votes resulting from backroom deals without even the opportunity for review and debate.

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22 Feb
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Fox 5: MTA to Make House Calls to Check Subway Construction Noise

Fox 5 interviewed Liz for this update on the Second Avenue Subway construction. Following a letter from Liz and other elected officials, MTA engineers will be making late-night visits to sleepless residents to assess the late-night noise problem.

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13 Feb
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Liz & BPCLC Co-Chairs: It’s About Women’s Health Care, Not Religion

Liz and her fellow co-chairs of the Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus wrote for today’s Albany Times Union supporting President Obama’s stance on contraceptive coverage for all women, regardless of where they work. They wrote: It’s no secret that women often ...

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07 Feb
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Statement from Liz: California Proposition 8 Ruling

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision overturning California’s Proposition 8, the ballot proposition that attempted to outlaw same-sex marriage in California. You can read Liz’s statement on today’s victory, cited in ...

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03 Feb
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Liz Calls on GOP to Stop Blocking Law on ‘Ghost’ Campaign Funds

Liz released the following statement today, calling on the State Senate’s Republican majority to allow a floor vote on S. 420, a commonsense anti-corruption measure that would fix a gap in New York’s campaign finance law. The bill would enact ...

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11 Jan
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NY1: Hydrofracking Opponents Call for a Ban

By Erin Billups NY1 News As a public comment period comes to an end, opponents are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact a long-term ban on hydrofracking. “Make the only decision that the science and the facts lead you ...

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11 Jan
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YNN: Public Comment Period on Hydrofracking Ends

By Nick Reisman YNN Capital Tonight The public comment period for proposed regulations for high-volume hydrofracking is now closed. Now a battle over whether the controversial natural gas extraction process should be allowed will intensify. “We know that we are ...

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11 Jan
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Politicker: Senate Democrats to Focus on Women’s Rights for 2012 Campaigns

By Colin Campbell Politicker NY | The New York Observer The Democrats in the New York State are placing a special emphasis on issues pertaining to women as they attempt to retake the majority, insiders have suggested. “Women’s issues, from ...

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21 Dec
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Common Cause Helps the Public Get Involved in Redistricting

This week a number of Assembly Democrats got a peek at what their new district lines will look like if the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment has anything to say about it. And LATFOR, with legislative leaders, ...

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