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31 Jul
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Liz’s Free Events List – August 2012

Liz’s August 2012 free events list is available! You can download it here, or view it below.August 2012 Free Events

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07 Jul
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NY1: Senate Dems Accuse Administration Of Consulting Gas Companies About Fracking Regulations

In this video clip, New York 1 focuses on on hydrofracking, following up on a letter sent by Liz and some of her colleagues to the DEC. The letter demands a full accounting in the face of reports that proposed hydrofracking regulations were inappropriately leaked to the gas industry.

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18 Jun
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Testimony on Rent Guidelines Board’s Proposed Increases

Liz submitted the following testimony to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, arguing that the process that led to this year’s proposed increases is in need of reform, and arguing further that this year’s proposed guidelines should be significantly lower.

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29 May
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Daily News: Manhattan Resident Wins ‘Counter’ Argument

The Daily News reports on East Side resident John Burke’s legal victory:

The ruling means a disabled bartender who has lived in a dark, ground-floor Yorkville studio for 35 years…gets to keep his kitchen, while the rest of the tenants, including those in the $5,900 fifth-floor penthouse, have to keep climbing stairs.

“We won? I can’t believe it,” said John Burke, 67, the Irish immigrant who has occupied the rent-stabilized studio at 318 East 84th St. since 1977.

Burke, who worked as a hotel bartender and concierge until he became disabled in a 1995 accident, credited his lawyers and the staff of State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) for his legal victory.

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22 May
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Liz Stands Up for District 2 Schools

Liz sent the following letter to the SUNY Charter Schools Institute regarding the Success Charter Network’s application to co-locate two charter schools in District 2’s already crowded facilities. The SUNY Charter Schools Institute is currently considering the charter school network’s application.

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14 May
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Liz’s Community Bulletin: May 2012

Liz’s May Community Bulletin is available! You can download it here, or view it from this page.
May 2012 Community Bulletin

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09 May
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Release: Senate Passes Liz’s Bill to Improve Distribution of Food Stamp “Bonus” Awards

Albany, NY – State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) today announced the passage of legislation in the New York State Senate that would result in more federal funding for food stamp programs in New York City. The bill (S. 452) passed the Senate with a unanimous 56-0 vote.

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03 May
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Our Town Covers “The War on Women”

Our Town‘s Megan Finnegan reports on Liz’s forum at the CUNY Graduate Center last week, “The War on Women: An Evening Basic Training.”

Sen. Liz Krueger has long been an advocate for women’s rights in Albany, so she’s accustomed to fighting for laws that protect them. But even as a seasoned advocate, she’s especially concerned with the tenor and direction of those debates over the past several years, which is why she convened a panel to bring together people on the front lines of the battle.

Krueger was joined on April 24 at the CUNY Graduate Center by Amy Richards, writer and activist; Joe Rollins, executive officer of the Political Science Department at the CUNY Graduate Center; Shelby Knox, director of women’s rights at Change.org; and Jamia Wilson, vice president of programs at the Women’s Media Center. Each was invited to speak about what they feel are currently the biggest threats to women’s rights and how concerned citizens can combat them.

You can read the full article at the New York Press website.

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03 May
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Liz’s Free Events List – May 2012

Liz’s May 2012 free events list is available here! You can download it here, or view it below:
Liz Krueger’s May 2012 Free Events List

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27 Apr
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Courts Will Take Action to End Tenant Blacklisting

Working with a coalition of fellow elected officials and tenants’ advocates, Liz announced a victory in the fight against tenant blacklisting this week.

The Village Voice reports:

Some good news today for those of you who pick fights with your landlords, or who are harassed by them for no good reason: New York courts are going to stop selling your names to companies that make it harder for you to secure your next apartment.

Basic housing court records have typically been sold to tenant screening companies that create lists, which landlords and real estate management agents use to filter out tenants. Now, State Senator Liz Krueger announced today, that information — maintained by hundreds of tenant screening companies across the country — will no longer be sold electronically, which Krueger hopes would greatly curb discriminatory practices.

You can read the full article here.

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