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11 Jul
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Senator Liz Krueger Attends Pro-Choice Rally

On October 10th, Liz Krueger joined with pro-choice advocates from Planned Parenthood and NARAL at a rally to get out the vote in support of reproductive rights. Electing pro-choice Senators is critical to passage of the Reproductive Health Act, and fixing New York’s outdated and inadequate laws regarding abortion. After almost 40 years, times have changed but our state law still regulates abortion in the criminal code and lacks protections if a women’s health is endangered. Seven states have already passed laws like the Reproductive Health Act. New York needs to reclaim our rightful place as a pro-choice leader by passing the bill.

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11 Jul
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Liz Joins City & State Elected Officials, Actor Mark Ruffalo & Activists on City Hall Steps to Push Ban on Hydrofracking

Hydrofracking Opponents Advertise Victory at City Hall, Seek Another

11:02 am Aug. 11, 2010 

It was 90 degrees, and a group of elected officials, environmental activists and one award-winning actor stood on the stone steps of City Hall yesterday afternoon, sweating profusely.

Standing behind the speakers, holding a sign, was a Pennsylvania resident named Craig Sautner, who wore a baseball hat, flannel and jeans. This was his third event in New York City. He had come, he said, to try and spare us from what had happened to him and his neighbors.

“It was a beautiful area, trees and fields and farms and everything,” Craig said, describing where he moved to in Montrose, Penn. back in 2008. He held up the gallon jug of murky brown water he said came from his tap. “Now we live in a gas field.”

If the elected officials on hand at the press conference—State Senators Liz Krueger, Bill Perkins, Diane Savino and Joseph Addabbo, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman James Gennaro among them—have their way, New York State will take a big, deep breath before moving forward with its own plans to drill for natural gas in upstate New York’s Marcellus Shale.

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08 Jul
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Liz Joins Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to Help Tenants Left Out In the Cold

Today, Senator Liz Krueger joined Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and members of the New York City Council to bring awareness to the fact that far too many landlords are neglecting to provide tenants with basic services like heat and hot  water.

Senator Krueger and Public Advocate de Blasio have vowed to work together to bring more attention to this matter and ensure that the necessary steps are taken so that landlords no longer have the financial incentives to break the law.

Learn more about the H.E.A.T. Act.

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08 Jul
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Liz Krueger Provides an Update on the Status of The Budget

Senator Liz Krueger sat down with NY1 to discuss the current status of New York State’s budget.

“We passed most of the revenue within those emergency extenders and budget bills we already passed, so we’re not at the verge of closing down government,” said State Senator Liz Krueger.

See Liz Krueger explains the budget on NY1.

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07 Jul
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Liz Talks About Ethics, Elections & the New Year

Last month Senator Liz Krueger sat down with Sheryl McCarthy on CUNY TV’s One to One to discuss current political topics. At the time, three State Senate races were still undecided, however two have since been called: Senate District 37, was won by incumbent Democrat Suzi Oppenheimer and Senate District 60 was won by Republican challenger Mark Gristanti. At this time, the third race in Senate District 7 is still in the recount process and undecided.

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07 Jul
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Senator Liz Krueger’s Legislation Helps Put an End to Illegal Hotels in New York City

A bill passed by the Legislature would give the city greater power to crack down on illegal hotels being run out of apartment buildings.

The bill is designed to thwart a growing problem of landlords renting apartments as hotel rooms to get more money than rent laws allow. It has led to the removal of thousands of apartments “from an already tight housing market,” said state Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), the bill’s sponsor.

Read more about Senator Liz Krueger’s illegal hotel legislation.

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07 Jul
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Liz Sits Down with Community Board 8

In November Senator Liz Krueger sat down with David Rosenstein of Community Board 8 to discuss current events and issues that effect both the State of New York and the Upper East Side.

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06 Jul
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Message From Liz: How I Blocked Eye-Sore Tennis Bubbles in Central Park

I am happy to report that after I and several Senate colleagues wrote to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation expressing our opposition to plans to construct four 35-foot high tennis bubbles in Central Park between the Reservoir and the North Meadow, the Parks Department withdrew its request for bids on the proposal.  A coalition of environmental, preservation, and park advocacy groups had also expressed their opposition to this proposal.

Read more about Central Park tennis bubbles.

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06 Jul
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Senator Krueger Urges Mother’s Day as a Time to Remind Women to Get Mammograms

With Mother’s Day around the corner, State Sen. Liz Krueger is reminding women to take advantage of various free mammogram screenings throughout the neighborhood. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for woman, killing more than 41,000 women each year.

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05 Jul
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Environmental Advocates Recognizes Senator Liz Krueger

ALBANY, NY (10/05/2010)(readMedia)– In the only scorecard that grades New York State lawmakers according to their votes on bills that could help or harm our air, land and water, today EPL/Environmental Advocates honored Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) as “Legislators of the Year” for 2010. Legislator of the Year honors are awarded to the public figures that have done the most to advance environmentally beneficial policy. EPL also honored Senator Bill Perkins (D-New York) as a driving force behind several environmental successes in the 2010 Legislative Session, most notably requirements to clean up home heating oil that will help millions of New Yorkers breathe easier. Senator Perkins was also instrumental in helping stop plans to expand a garbage incinerator on Long Island and was the co-author of a bill that would prohibit the use of wheel weights containing lead. For details and individual scores, visit www.eplvotersguide.org.

Read more about the state Legislature’s environmental record.

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