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20 Jun
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Sen. Krueger’s Testimony Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Regarding Proposed Rent Increases

New York – Senator Krueger today submitted tesitmony to the New York City Rent Guidelines board recommending a 0% rent increase for both one and two-year leases. Full testimony can be read below. (more…)

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15 Jun
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NYC FAR Legislation Is Off The Table

Albany – Citing concerns about the potential community impact of uncapping floor area ratio (FAR) restrictions in New York City, Assembly Housing Chairman Keith L. T. Wright confirmed that Assembly Bill A7807 will not be considered this legislative session. Following conversations with State Senator Liz Krueger, community advocates, and urban and zoning experts, Wright moved to block the legislation and called for further examination of the nuanced issue. FAR, a zoning tool regulating the bulk and density of buildings, is currently capped at 12. The legislation needs further vetting and amending to remove the potential for unchecked growth in neighborhoods already strained by new luxury developments and towers.

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13 Jun
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Statement From Sen. Krueger On Yesterday’s Mass Shooting In Orlando

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today regarding yesterday’s attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL:

“Yesterday’s mass shooting in Orlando was a terrible hate-crime, an attack on our LGBT family, and on the love, diversity, and pluralism that make America great. It left 49 people dead and over 50 more injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, the people of Orlando, and the (more…)

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09 Jun
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State Senate Passes Maternal Depression Treatment Bill

Albany – Today the State Senate unanimously passed S6715, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, which would improve treatment options for women diagnosed with maternal depression. A second bill addressing maternal depression, S7881, is currently on the third reading calendar in the Senate. S7881 would clarify that when a maternal depression screening is provided by a pediatrician, the service is covered if the pediatrician is in the child’s health insurance network.  Both bills are sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly Member Diana C. Richardson.

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08 Jun
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Liz’s Community Bulletin – June 2016

Liz’s Community Bulletin for June is available here! You can download it as a PDF, or view it here. (more…)

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07 Jun
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Statement From Senator Krueger On Senate Passage Of Bill To Override NYC Plastic Bag Law

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today regarding the Senate passage of S7336, which would override the recently passed New York City law (Intro 209-A) that places a 5-cent fee on disposable carry-out bags:

“I am extremely disappointed that the Senate voted today to override the decision of the New York City Council in favor of the interests of the plastic bag lobby. This bill would prevent any municipality in the state, not just New York City, from making their own decision about (more…)

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02 Jun
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Maternal Depression Screening Bill Passes Health Committee

Albany – Today the State Senate Health Committee voted in support of S7881, sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger, which would clarify that when a maternal depression screening is provided by a pediatrician, the service is covered if the pediatrician is in the child’s health insurance network. The bill, which now goes before the full Senate, is sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly Member Diana C. Richardson. Earlier this month the same committee voted unanimously to support S6715, which would improve treatment options for women diagnosed with maternal depression. That bill was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

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31 May
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Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – June 2016

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

June 2016

Courtesy of State Senator Liz Krueger

If you would like to receive this list via email, let us know. Send your name, address, and email address to liz@lizkrueger.comwith the subject “Free Events List.”
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17 May
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20 State Senators Sign Letter Supporting Offshore Wind

Albany – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman released a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, calling for the inclusion of an offshore wind tier in the forthcoming Clean Energy Standard. The letter was signed by 20 State Senators. Full text can be read below or viewed here.

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16 May
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Sign Liz’s Petition To Support NYC Plastic Bag Bill

The New York City Council recently passed a bill to place a 5-cent fee on any plastic or paper bags provided to consumers at retail stores.  But now there is an effort in the State Legislature to stop this bill from taking effect – a strategy that the plastic bag industry and their ALEC allies have used successfully in other states. This industry-backed bill, S7336, cannot be allowed to succeed in New York. CLICK HERE to sign the petition. (more…)

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