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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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04 May
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Liz’s Community Bulletin – May 2016

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

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04 May
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Maternal Depression Bill Passes Senate Health Committee

Albany – Today the State Senate Health Committee voted unanimously in support of S6715, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, which would improve treatment options for women diagnosed with maternal depression. The bill, which is sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly Member Diana C. Richardson (A9385), will now go to the Senate Finance Committee.

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03 May
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Statement From Sen. Krueger On Committee Passage Of “Boss Bill”

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today, after the State Senate Labor Committee voted in support of legislation known as the Boss Bill (S2709-A/A1142-A), which would ban employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their personal reproductive health decisions. The legislation is sponsored by Sen. Krueger in the Senate and Assembly Member Ellen Jaffee in the Assembly:

“By supporting the Boss Bill today, the Labor Committee took a stand to protect New York’s working families. The right of women and men to make their (more…)

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27 Apr
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Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – May 2016

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

May 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.” (more…)

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