Category Archives: News

17 Jul
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Liz Breaks Ground on PS 59!

After a long fight and a lot of hard work Liz joined other State and City officials to celebrate a victory for the East Side of Manhattan: the groundbreaking of a brand new mixed-use development which will house two public ...

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17 Jul
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Liz Takes on the Governor on Tenants’ Rights

As she’s always done in the past, Liz continues to fight for tenants’ rights.  While some leaders, including Governor Paterson and Senator Pedro Espada have proposed changes to legislation that they gift-wrap in tenant-friendly packaging, the reality is that these ...

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16 Jul
0

The Importance of Paper Ballots & Recounts in Elections

The following article was written by Bo Lipari, founder of New Yorkers for Verified Voting (NYVV), a grassroots citizens group working for secure, reliable, accessible, and verifiable standards for voting systems and elections. PULLING THE LEVER FOR PAPER The 2010 ...

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16 Jul
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State Senate to Hold Subway Hearing

The State Senate will hold a hearing on Second Avenue Subway construction Nov. 30. Bill Perkins, a Harlem state senator and chair of the committee with jurisdiction over the MTA, wants a forum for affected business owners and residents to ...

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16 Jul
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Liz Leads Successful Fight to Allow No Fault Divorce in New York

Finally ending a flawed system which can force couples to place false blame on each other, The New York State Senate has passed No Fault Divorce.  Along with two other bills having to do with matrimonial law, No Fault Divorce ...

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16 Jul
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Paying Up: Why Landlords Get Away With Mounds of Housing Violations

By Richard Nieva John Gillick is engaged to be married. When asked if he would stay at his apartment in the Flatbush Gardens complex in East Flatbush after the big July wedding, his initial response was a simple laugh. “This ...

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15 Jul
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Michael Bloomberg Endorses State Senator Liz Krueger for Re-election

Liz Krueger for State Senate For Immediate Release: October 14, 2010 Contact: Patrick Madigan 631-495-4968 Calls her a principled independent voice who fights for New York City New York – Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Liz Krueger ...

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15 Jul
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Liz Teams Up with Assembly Member Micah Kellner to Fight for a Governor’s “Questions Hour”

Liz and Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner have teamed up to push through legislation, which has already passed the Senate, to create a Governor’s Questions Hour, opening up debates over the direction of the State to public scrutiny.  The bill ...

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14 Jul
0

Advocates to Paterson: Frack You

By Liz Benjamin Sen. Liz Krueger was joined by fellow anti-hydrofracking advocates – including actor Mark Ruffalo – at a protest earlier today outside Gov. David Paterson’s Manhattan office at which they lamented his veto/executive order combo, saying it “creates ...

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14 Jul
0

Co-Op/Condo Ombudsman Bill Making its Way Through State Senate

By Bill Morris, Habitat Some years ago, the satirical group Chicago City Limits presented a sketch in which two tough-talking neo-Nazis forced a confession out of a frightened prisoner. The gag? He was a co-op applicant. The image of co-op ...

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