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06 Apr
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Liz Speaks on Resolution Honoring Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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05 Apr
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Liz Remains a “Hero of Reform”

Today, Senator Krueger received the following letter from Ed Koch for her continued commitment to nonpartisan, independent redistricting:

Dear Liz,

Thank you for following up on your campaign pledge and committing to support nonpartisan, independent redistricting for the 2012 elections, by signing on as a co-sponsor of S2543 (Gianaris) and/or S660 (Valesky).

On March 1, in Albany, I began announcing the names of those who had honored their redistricting pledge by doing so, and today I wrote to all those who still have not, informing them that I will begin announcing the names of those who have reneged, and declare them “Enemies of Reform”.

Please be assured that, since you are already a co-sponsor of S2543 and/or S660, you will not be among those included.

The budget has been passed, and we believe the priority at this time is redistricting reform. My hope is that with your continued help, we will successfully create a more functional government for you to work in and serve the communities you represent.

All the best.

Sincerely,
Ed Koch

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03 Apr
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Identifying City’s Worst Landlords via Craigslist, and Trying to Penalize Them

By David Chen

It is almost second nature for some New York City tenants to suspect their landlords of cutting corners when it comes to fixing a balky heater or securing dangling light fixtures.

But now tenants can find out a lot more about any landlord’s portfolio by clicking a link, “NYC’s worst landlords,” on the apartment search pages on Craigslist. It provides information that highlights, with the help of Google Maps, landlords with the worst inspection records.

Full Article

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30 Mar
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Liz’s Closing Remarks on First Round of Budget Bills

Last night, Tuesday, March 29th, the State Senate took up the first two budget bills, which dealt with economic development, transportation and the consolidation of State agencies.  Below are Senator Krueger’s closing remarks and explanation of her vote.

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29 Mar
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Watch Liz Debate the Current Budget Agreement on Inside City Hall

Last night, Senator Liz Krueger joined NY1’s Inside City Hall to discuss and debate the current New York State budget agreement.

Click here to watch the segment.

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29 Mar
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Senate Democrats Blast Surprise Rules Changes As “Dangerous”

By Laura Nahmias

Alas, the brief harmony that descended on Albany following Sunday afternoon’s budget agreement was to be short-lived.

Hours after the joint conference committee hearing put a cap on the budget agreement, Senate Republicans sprang a surprise rules change on their Democratic colleagues by giving themselves more representation on two vital committees: Rules and Finance.

The changes, which were approved late Monday night with all Republican members and three Independent Democratic Conference members voting “yes,” would give the majority the ability to move bills from the Finance Committee to the Senate floor without having to go through the Rules Committee first. The changes would also allow a committee to sub in members an hour prior to meetings if any member were absent that day.

Full Article.

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28 Mar
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Liz’s Free Events List: April 2011

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events.

Friday 4/1/11

11:00 AM Health Advocates for Older Adults, 341 East 87th St, 212 980-1700

Activity: Bridge

2:00 PM Health Advocates for Older Adults, 341 East 87th St, 212 980-1700

Activity: Ballroom Dancing

Saturday 4/2/11

10:15 AM Health Advocates for Older Adults, 404 East 87th St, 212-980-1700

Seminar: Bone Weakness

April 2011 Free Events List

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28 Mar
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Liz Pens Huffington Post Article: “Don’t Play Politics With Homeless Families”

By Senator Liz Krueger

Albany and City Hall are engaged in a high-stakes game of chicken, and thousands of homeless families are trapped in the middle.

Every spring, as we debate the tough choices that inevitably must be made to balance our budget, we hear from thousands of New Yorkers, non-profits and mayors — from cities big and small — who warn of the consequences of cutting the State programs they rely on.

Often, they are right. My colleagues and I have fought hard to restore cuts to schools, healthcare and services for the disabled, the elderly and other vulnerable groups…

Full Article.

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28 Mar
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Liz Joins Capital Tonight to Discuss the Status of Rent Regulation in the Budget

Liz Krueger is the new ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. She joined Liz Benjamin to discuss the progress being made toward reaching a budget deal – possibly ahead of schedule and how rent control could cause Democrats to vote against any budget, if the issue is not included.

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24 Mar
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Statement From Liz on Joe Strasburg’s Comments Praising Pedro Espada

Statement in Response to Rent Stabilization Association’s President, Joe Strasburg, Calling Pedro Espada the “guy who saved this industry”

“I can’t help but wonder what kind of trade association chooses a man currently under Federal indictment for embezzling millions of dollars as their beacon of leadership?  If I were a member of the RSA, I would be mortified by the notion that a criminal is given such reverence for the past successes of my trade organization.

“In 1997 and 2003 Joe Bruno, Dean Skelos and the Republican Majority were able to weaken rent regulation laws that affect millions of people, outside of their own districts, because they didn’t have a strong Democratic Governor standing up for the best interests of New York’s middle class citizens. Well, now the RSA has the right to be worried.  They picked their leadership to be Pedro Espada, and we picked Andrew Cuomo.  I’ll stand with my strong Democratic Governor; they can stand with Pedro.”

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