New York — Today State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz presented a moderated discussion on the financial and fiduciary implications of divesting New York State’s pension fund from fossil fuels. The roundtable included representatives from the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, as well as a panel of financial and investment experts.
New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today in response to Governor Cuomo signing into law A8704/S6340, which would prohibit the advertising of illegal short-term rentals, including posting on web platforms like Airbnb:
“Today is a great day for tenants, seniors, and anyone who values the safe and quiet enjoyment of their homes and neighborhoods. It is also a huge victory for regular New Yorkers over the interests of a thirty-billion dollar corporation. For too (more…)
New York – Senator Krueger and Senator Brad Hoylman submitted testimony today to the New York City Department of City Planning regarding the draft scope of work for the preparation of an environmental impact statement for the Greater East Midtown Rezoning proposal. The full testimony can be downloaded here and is available to read below. (more…)
New York – Senator Krueger submitted testimony today to the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, supporting the position that the ULURP application for 38-42 West 18th Street, known as the Adorama building, must be subject to the requirements of the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program. Full testimony can be read below. (more…)
New York – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger, Brad Hoylman, and Tony Avella, along with seventeen other Senators, released a letter to Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos, calling for the closure of the “fracking waste loophole.” Although hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York State in 2015, solid and liquid waste from out-of-state fracking facilities is still being deposited in New York landfills. The letter urges Commissioner Seggos to use a rulemaking process currently underway to ban the disposal of all fracking waste in the state. The letter is reprinted below and can also be viewed here.