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05 Sep
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Join Liz & Other Groups Throughout State For Virtual Fracking Rally

On Tuesday, September 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., Senator Liz Krueger,  Environmental Advocates and other groups from across New York State plan to engage Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a virtual conversation on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,”—using social media tools Twitter and Facebook. Click here for details.

New York is preparing to release the 1,000+ document that could guide fracking – a  form of natural gas drilling – if it proceeds in New York. But Governor Cuomo only plans to give New Yorkers 60 days to read it and share their concerns. We’re calling on the Governor to extend the comment period to 180 days to allow everyone, including scientists, public health experts, and local governments, time to weigh in on the fracking guidelines.

We are asking New Yorkers who care about New York’s water and communities and are worried about fracking to post pictures, videos, and comments on Governor Cuomo’s Facebook page and tweet him to let them know why a longer comment period is needed.

On the day of the virtual rally, we will be asking people to tweet Governor Cuomo and to use the Twitter hashtags #180daysforNY and #fracking, as well as post on the Governor’s Facebook page. Look for the hashtags to follow the rally on Twitter and Facebook!

Click here for further information!

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01 Sep
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Filing Insurance Claims on Damages Suffered During Hurricane Irene

Citizens throughout the state experienced extreme weather on Sunday, the 28th, and many New Yorkers are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding, downed trees, power outages and other devastation. It is encouraged that those who felt the most destructive effects of Hurricane Irene to act quickly and take the appropriate steps to file insurance claims for damaged or lost property.

Here are some suggestions for filing an insurance claim for damaged or lost property:

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31 Aug
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Liz Introduces Helpful Guide to Employing a Nanny & Other Full Time Domestic Workers

Dear Community Members,

Many of my constituents have chosen to hire full time nannies or other domestic workers for their families. Some people are unaware, however, that when they hire domestic workers, they become employers, subject to the same rules and regulations of the Federal and New York State governments as any other employer and business. These regulations can be incredibly complex and are difficult to navigate even for a professional accountant.

Most people who hire domestic workers are honest citizens who want to do right by their employees but simply do not have the time or expertise in labor and tax law to fully understand their obligations. Seeing this as a common issue for my constituents, I have sought to compile all pertinent information related to hiring domestic workers in an easy-to-understand way. I have included information on protecting your employees and yourself, and the recently enacted Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

While my staff and I have done our best to ensure the information contained in this guide is accurate and up to date, the laws can change at any time. I recommend you check with the agencies listed in the back of this guide, or other knowledgeable professionals, to ensure that you are complying with all the latest laws and regulations.

Click Here For Senator Liz Krueger’s Guide to Employing a Nanny & Other Full Time Domestic Workers

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30 Aug
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Liz’s Free Events List: September 2011

Courtesy of Liz: Free Events List For September 2011

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25 Aug
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New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zone Map

Click here to see if you live in a Hurrican Evaluation Zone

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24 Aug
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Liz Address Crowd & Those Testifying at Hydrofracking Hearing

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24 Aug
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Industry Skips Hydrofracking Hearing

KATONAH – With the Cuomo administration moving quickly to allow hydrofracking in parts of New York, maybe the industry doesn’t think they need to court state senators.

No industry representatives chose to show up at a public hearing Tuesday chaired by a Republican Conservative, flanked by two progressive Democrats…

…”if they’ve got nothing to hide why do they never show up to testify in their own defense?,” asked Senator Liz Krueger (D – Manhattan).

“The fact that they’re unwilling to come to tell us how everything has improved makes me, not only suspect, but extremely concerned,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – Westchester County).

Full Article

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24 Aug
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Liz Joins Hundreds of East Siders to Protest the Proposed Marine Transfer Station

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24 Aug
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Liz’s Statement Urging the Marine Corps to Deny Permit Needed to Build Proposed Marine Transfer Station

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR KRUEGER URGING ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO DENY PERMIT FOR PROPOSED MARINE TRANSFER STATION ON EAST 91ST ST

“From the inception, I have expressed serious concern regarding the plan to build a marine transfer station on East 91st St.  This proposed location must finally be taken off the table, and I hope that the Army Corps of Engineers will help us do just that by denying the permit needed to expand the dock on which the station must be built.

“My long-standing opposition to a marine transfer station at East 91st Street is based on many factors. Individually, any number of the problems with this location provide enough reason to kill this proposal, but collectively they make this decision a no-brainer.

“Putting a marine transfer station within a few block radius of over 13,500 residents, in an area surrounded by three city parks, simply defies common sense.  I have no doubt that the noise, noxious fumes and pollutants from the marine transfer station, as well as the exhaust from the hundreds of trucks that will line up to enter the marine transfer station each day, will dramatically affect the health and safety of the surrounding residents and community facilities…

Full Statement

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19 Aug
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Upper East Siders To Rally (Again) Against 91st Street Trash Station

By Amy Zimmer

MANHATTAN — Upper East Siders will be raising their voices once again against the proposed garbage transfer station on the East River at 91st Street.

East Side elected officials, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney, state Sen. Liz Krueger, Assemblyman Micah Kellner and City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin will lead Saturday’s 10:30 a.m. rally on the corner of 92nd Street and York Avenue.

They’re hoping to remind residents to register their opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before its public comment period for the permit for the Department of Sanitation’s application for the trash facility ends on Aug. 24.

The neighborhood already staged two other protests against the garbage station, which could bring up to 54 garbage trucks an hour barreling through the densely-populated neighborhood and process as much as 4,290 tons of garbage per day.

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