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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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15 Dec
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Statement From Senator Krueger On NYC Comptroller’s Support For Coal Divestment

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today in reaction to reports that New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will support divesting the city’s pension funds from coal: (more…)

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07 Dec
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Liz’s Community Bulletin: December 2015

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

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03 Dec
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Albany Times Union Op-Ed: State citizens deserve end to New York’s corrupt politics

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in the Albany Times Union, Sen. Krueger called for action to end Albany’s pay-to-play culture. Full text of the op-ed can be read below and is available here. (more…)

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24 Nov
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Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

December 2015

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.

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24 Nov
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Politico New York – Legislators ask Cuomo to ‘get rid of coal in New York’

Today, Politico New York reported that Sen. Liz Krueger and several elected colleagues, joined by the Sierra Club, called on Governor Cuomo to make an enforceable committment to phase out coal-fired electricity generation in New York State by 2020. Full text of the article can be read below. (more…)

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23 Nov
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Krueger, Sierra Club, Elected Officials Urge Governor To Phase Out Coal By 2020

NEW YORK – Senators, Assemblymembers, and City Council Members came together today at a City Hall press conference to urge Governor Cuomo to commit to transitioning New York off of coal-fired power by 2020 in advance of the international climate talks in Paris, slated to begin November 30th. The event was hosted by State Senator Liz Krueger and the Sierra Club and featured elected officials including Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh, Jo Anne Simon and Rebecca Seawright, and Council Members Donovan Richards and Ben Kallos, along with around 100 community members. (more…)

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23 Nov
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Gotham Gazette Op-Ed: Time for New York to Cut the Coal

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in Gotham Gazette, Sen. Krueger called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to commit to an enforceable mandate to close all coal plants in the state by 2020, and provide resources for a just transition for workers and affected communities.

The full text of the op-ed can be read below, and  is also available here. (more…)

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