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19 Nov
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Crain’s Op-Ed: New York should dump coal, oil and gas stocks before they fall even further

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in Crain’s New York Business, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz called on New York City and State officials to fully divest their pension funds from all fossil fuel holdings. Citing concerns about the risks of fossil fuel investments, as well as the goal of reducing emissions, Rosenthal, Krueger, and Ortiz encouraged State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer to build on the Mayor’s recent announcement that he would push the city’s pension funds to divest from coal and study divesting from all fossil fuels.  (more…)

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18 Nov
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Krueger, Hoylman Release Letter Urging Action At Paris Climate Talks

New York – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman released a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry, and Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, urging the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Paris, to push for a strong, realistic agreement that significantly contributes to arresting the increase in average global temperatures that is causing climate change. (more…)

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17 Nov
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Sen. Krueger Hosts Forum On The War Against Women

New York – Last night, State Senator Liz Krueger hosted a forum titled “Counterattack: The Media, The War on Women, & How to Fight Back.” The even was held at the Baruch College Newman Conference Center. Full video of the event is available here. (more…)

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09 Nov
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Liz’s Community Bulletin: November 2015

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

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04 Nov
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Important Information About Preferential Rent

There’s been much discussion recently of exploitation of tenants related to preferential rent deals. It’s very important that people have all the facts about preferential rents, and these fact sheets provided by the Metropolitan Council on Housing and the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal provide lots of useful information. (more…)

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04 Nov
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Testimony from Sen. Krueger and Assm. Gottfried on Illegal Hotels

On October 30th, Senator Krueger offered joint testimony along with Assembly Member Richard Gottfried before the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee, regarding Intro. 826, sponsored by Council Member Helen Rosenthal. Complete testimony can be read below. (more…)

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29 Oct
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Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

November 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. (more…)

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06 Oct
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Liz’s Community Bulletin: October 2015

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

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29 Sep
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Statement From Senator Krueger On UFC Attempt To Overturn State MMA Ban

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today in reaction to reports that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has filed a legal challenge in an attempt to overturn New York State’s longstanding ban on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): (more…)

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29 Sep
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Statement From Senator Krueger And Assistant Speaker Ortiz On Push For NYC Pension Fund Divestment

New York – State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz released the following statement today in reaction to the announcement by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that he would push to divest the city’s pension funds from coal holdings and study divesting from other fossil fuels. Sen. Krueger and Assistant Speaker Ortiz sponsor the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (S.5873/A.8011), which would require the State Comptroller to divest the New York State Common Retirement Fund from holdings in the top 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies:

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