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19 Apr
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Strong Push Against Fracking

By Tom Casey

On the day of a large rally outside the Capitol, Senate Democrats introduced the first significant legislation against hydraulic fracturing since the 2010 moratorium imposed by former Gov. David Paterson and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Sens. Tony Avella, D-Whitestone, Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, and Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens, introduced a package of bills April 11 that includes three bills for tighter regulations and transparency for oil and gas drilling and a bill by Avella to ban hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, in New York state.

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19 Apr
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M50 Weekend Bus Service to be Restored

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Jonathan Bing announced today that the MTA, pending their board’s approval, will restore weekend service to the M50 bus line that runs from Turtle Bay to the West Side.

“Turtle Bay became an island within an island without service,” said Maloney of the cut the MTA enacted last summer. “The new plan will shorten the M50’s route, allowing weekend service to resume, without any additional cost to taxpayers.”

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15 Apr
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Vehicle Swap at Legislature

By Joseph Spector

ALBANY — Republicans regained the majority in the state Senate this year as well as a few more state-funded cars for their members, a review of state records show.The pool of vehicles hasn’t increased, but who has them has changed, and some GOP members got an upgrade, including Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, and Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton.

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15 Apr
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NY Senate Dems Try to Put GOP on the Spot Over Ethics Reform

By Karen DeWitt

Senate Democrats, including Senator Liz Krueger of Manhattan, are calling for public hearings next month on several ethics reform proposals that they say need to be passed this session.

Krueger said the hearings would include constitutional authorities and other expert witnesses to discuss proposed bills requiring broader financial disclosure of lawmakers’ outside income, lawyer legislators to release the names of clients who do business with the state and those taking away pensions from lawmakers who are convicted of public corruption.

Many of these reform items, Krueger said, are the same things Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wants included in an ethics reform package that he will negotiate with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

“It fits in perfectly,” Krueger said.

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15 Apr
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Liz Speaks to Clergy For Choice

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15 Apr
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Liz, Borough President Scott Stringer & Other East Side Elected Officials to Host Free Gasland Screening

On Thursday, May 5th, Senator Liz Krueger will join Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and Councilmember Rosie Memdez in hosting a free screening of the Oscar nominated documentary, GASLAND.

The screening will be held at 7pm at Mason Hall, and will be followed by a Q&A with GASLAND filmmaker Josh Fox.

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13 Apr
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Liz and Senate Democrats Call for Hearing on Ethics Reform

Senator Liz Krueger and Senate Democrats are trying to push the Republican majority into supporting a host of ethics reform measures and are attempting to force the issue by using a Senate rule to get a hearing on the matter.

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12 Apr
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Statement from Liz on Frac Fluid Disclosure Bill (S.425) Failing to Move Through Environmental Conservation Committee

“Once again, an important bill has fallen victim to the intellectually dishonest debate that unfairly pits environmental issues against job creation. My bill (S.425), which today failed to pass through the Environmental Conservation Committee, would implement common sense measures by requiring gas companies to disclose all chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing fluids and would ban the use of any substances deemed carcinogenic. However, instead of taking critical steps to ensure basic safeguards are put in place to protect all New Yorkers, my Republican colleagues have decided to stall this bill under the false pretense that it will hurt jobs in the upstate area…

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11 Apr
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Liz Speaks on the Dangers of Hydrofracking

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11 Apr
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Liz Joins Senators Avella & Addabbo in Inroducing Clean Water Package to Protect Agains Effects of Hydrofracking

For Immediate Release |  April 12 , 2011

Contact: Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com646-784-0485

Senators Introduce Clean Water Legislative Package and Vow To Keep New York’s Water Safe & Clean

(Albany, NY) – As new information continues to surface on the dangers of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, particularly in relation to the wastewater produced during the hydrofracking process, Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), Ranking Member of the Environmental Protection Committee Tony Avella (D-Queens) and Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) have introduced a package of bills that aim to keep New York’s water clean against the effects of hydrofracking.  First and foremost, the package calls for a ban on hydrofracking. While working towards this goal, the package installs a series of necessary, common sense measures that would implement stronger regulations and heightened scrutiny that will keep New Yorkers, and their water, safe.

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