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27 Jan
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Statement From Senator Krueger On Assembly Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus, released the following statement today in reaction to the introduction of a bill (A9061) sponsored by Assembly Member Steve Katz to prohibit state and county funding for Planned Parenthood in New York:
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25 Jan
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Statement From Senator Krueger On Assembly Passage Of Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger, Co-Chair of the 89-member Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC), released the following statement today after the Assembly passed the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (S6013/A8135). The CCCA, co-sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin Cahill, Senator John Bonacic, and Senator Krueger, provides insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraception, improves access to emergency contraceptives, allows for a 12 month supply of birth control, and covers sterilization for men and women: (more…)

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20 Jan
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ProPublica – Renter Beware: Ten Ways Unscrupulous Landlords Cheat NYC Tenants

ProPublica has created a list of 10 ways that unscrupulous landlords can take advantage of tenants in New York City. You can read and download the list below. (more…)

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11 Jan
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Statement From Senator Krueger On Dismissal Of Stahl Lawsuit Against Landmarks Preservation Commission

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today in reaction to the decision by a State Supreme Court judge to dismiss an Article 78 case brought by Stahl York Avenue LLC against the City of New York and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Earlier this year Senator Krueger joined other East Side elected officials, Borough President Gale Brewer, and many preservation groups to file an amicus brief in the dispute over landmarking two buildings on 64th and 65th Streets, known as the “First Avenue Estates”: (more…)

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07 Jan
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Liz’s Community Bulletin: January 2016

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

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06 Jan
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Women Legislators Stand Up To NRA Bullying

Albany – This morning, women legislators from the State Senate and Assembly gathered in the State Capitol and challenged the NRA to stop bullying women who support common-sense gun regulations with threats of violence and misogynistic rhetoric. Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, who received threats after introducing a bill to limit ammunition sales, including a tweet from the NRA featuring bullets placed next to their pictures, were joined by several other legislators who have faced similar responses, including Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Liz Krueger, and Assembly Members Deborah Glick, Ellen Jaffee, and Rebecca Seawright. (more…)

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23 Dec
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Statement From Senator Krueger On Governor Signing Bill To Expand Insurance Access For Pregnant Women

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.5972/A.6780 into law yesterday. The new law will make pregnancy a qualifying event triggering a special enrollment period for the state health insurance exchange, allowing pregnant women to enroll in a health plan at any time. The bill was co-sponsored by Senators Seward, Hannon, and Krueger, and Assembly Member Simotas: (more…)

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22 Dec
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Report to Seniors – December 2015

I frequently talk to seniors in my district who face severe financial pressures. Therefore, I wanted to use this newsletter to look at these pressures both from the big-picture policy perspective and from the individual perspective of what programs are out there that may help seniors meet their needs. This newsletter will offer an overview of the major benefit programs that can help seniors with housing, healthcare, and other costs of living. I wanted to highlight these programs because so many seniors have not enrolled in programs they are eligible for, especially the Senior Citizens’ Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). I will also discuss a couple of major policy issues facing seniors – the lack of cost-of-living-adjustment for Social Security and skyrocketing premiums for long-term care insurance. (more…)

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22 Dec
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Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – January 2016

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

January 2016

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events with the host or ask to RSVP. (more…)

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17 Dec
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Testimony to NYS DHCR on 2016-17 Maximum Base Rent Cycle

New York – Today Sen. Krueger submitted written testimony to the New York State Divsion of Housing and Community Renewal regarding the preliminary Standard Adjustment Factor for the 2016-17 Maximum Base Rent Cycle. Full text can be read below and is available to download here. (more…)

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