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16 Jul
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Liz Leads Successful Fight to Allow No Fault Divorce in New York

Finally ending a flawed system which can force couples to place false blame on each other, The New York State Senate has passed No Fault Divorce.  Along with two other bills having to do with matrimonial law, No Fault Divorce ...

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16 Jul
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Paying Up: Why Landlords Get Away With Mounds of Housing Violations

By Richard Nieva John Gillick is engaged to be married. When asked if he would stay at his apartment in the Flatbush Gardens complex in East Flatbush after the big July wedding, his initial response was a simple laugh. “This ...

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15 Jul
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Michael Bloomberg Endorses State Senator Liz Krueger for Re-election

Liz Krueger for State Senate For Immediate Release: October 14, 2010 Contact: Patrick Madigan 631-495-4968 Calls her a principled independent voice who fights for New York City New York – Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Liz Krueger ...

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15 Jul
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Liz Teams Up with Assembly Member Micah Kellner to Fight for a Governor’s “Questions Hour”

Liz and Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner have teamed up to push through legislation, which has already passed the Senate, to create a Governor’s Questions Hour, opening up debates over the direction of the State to public scrutiny.  The bill ...

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14 Jul
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Advocates to Paterson: Frack You

By Liz Benjamin Sen. Liz Krueger was joined by fellow anti-hydrofracking advocates – including actor Mark Ruffalo – at a protest earlier today outside Gov. David Paterson’s Manhattan office at which they lamented his veto/executive order combo, saying it “creates ...

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14 Jul
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Co-Op/Condo Ombudsman Bill Making its Way Through State Senate

By Bill Morris, Habitat Some years ago, the satirical group Chicago City Limits presented a sketch in which two tough-talking neo-Nazis forced a confession out of a frightened prisoner. The gag? He was a co-op applicant. The image of co-op ...

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14 Jul
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Turning Up the Heat

By Michael Howard Saul, WSJ Elected officials plan this week to redouble efforts to toughen penalties on landlords who violate city heat laws, breaking the economic incentive for building owners to withhold heat and hot water from tenants. Officials confirmed ...

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13 Jul
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Statement From Liz Regarding Governor’s Veto of Hydrofracking Legislation

“While I am glad that Governor Paterson has recognized the severity of this situation, I am disappointed that he has decided to veto such important legislation and has instead opted for a scenario that creates an easily exploitable loophole. The ...

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12 Jul
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Senator Liz Krueger, Congresswoman Maloney, Assemblymember Kellner & Turtle Bay Residents Hail Launch of Select Bus Service

News Release: October 12, 2010 Contact: Joe Soldevere, (212) 860-0606 New York, NY — On October 10, 2010, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D, Manhattan/Queens) joined State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblyman Micah Kellner in Turtle Bay to celebrate the launch ...

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12 Jul
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New York Times Editorial: New York City’s Illegal Non-Hotels

The Web sites show happy young travelers bunking within a few blocks of Broadway. And they offer a place to stay in such a glamorous, expensive city for only $15 a night. The problem is that a growing number of ...

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