Press Releases

Funding Set for Family & Children’s New Headquarters

Broome County, NY – With support from State, County, and City funding, construction will begin this summer on a new home for Family & Children’s Counseling Services, formerly Family & Children’s Society. The $5 million-dollar project...

Lupardo, CCE Team Up for Victory Gardens for Broome Campaign Encourages Home Gardening

With planting season beginning, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County are sponsoring, for a third year, a campaign to encourage residents to start their own gardens. Victory Gardens For Broome will launch at the...

Assemblywoman Lupardo and Municipal Leaders Highlight Water Grants for Endicott and Vestal

Endicott, NY – The Village of Endicott and Town of Vestal will be receiving much needed support from NYS to improve water quality in their respective communities. Assemblywoman Lupardo was joined by Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson to highlight over...

Senate and Assembly Agriculture Chairs Secure Historic Agriculture Budget to Bolster Support for New York Farmers

Albany, NY – Historic funding levels for New York agriculture are included in the final enacted State Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The two Legislative Agriculture Chairs, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo secured over...

Lupardo and Harckham Introduce Bill Recognizing the Importance of the 2-1-1 Helpline

Albany, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Pete Harckham have introduced legislation that will formally recognize the state’s 2-1-1 helpline as a part of the state’s disaster emergency plan. The bill, A9526/S8553,...

Assemblywoman Lupardo and Binghamton Housing Authority Announce Completion of Study Rooms

Binghamton, NY – During a visit to the Carlisle Hills Apartment Complex, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Mayor Jared Kraham and the Binghamton Housing Authority (BHA) cut the ribbon on the new “Study Center at Carlisle.” The center is one...

Governor Approves Lupardo-Kennedy Autocycle Bill

Albany, NY – Drivers of autocycles will no longer need to have a motorcycle license under legislation signed by Governor Kathy Hochul. The bill, A7192A/S6335, sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tim Kennedy, would bring NYS in line...

WORKING TOGETHER, A Guest Viewpoint in the Press & Sun

As we enter the new year, I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to serve this community and to all the people I’ve had the opportunity to work with. The last couple of years have not been easy, as we have navigated COVID together....

Lupardo & Akshar Send Letter to Governor Outlining Concerns with SUNY “Flagship” Proposal

Local Leaders Celebrate Air Ambulance Bill Now Signed into Law

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Senator Fred Akshar, and Assemblyman Joseph Angelino gathered today to celebrate Governor Hochul signing into law S4085A A2561B/(Hinchey/Woerner), which allows for New York air ambulances to carry blood...

Holiday Giving Boxes Going to 183 Local Families

Binghamton, NY – With overwhelming support from the community, Holiday Giving Boxes will help provide 183 holiday meals to local families this week. Assemblywoman Lupardo was joined by representatives from CHOW, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and...

Governor Signs Legislation Granting Temporary Permits for Craft Beverage Industry

Albany, NY – New York is making it easier for new craft beverage producers to start their businesses. Governor Kathy Hochul signed A7757/S6256A, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Donna Lupardo & Senator Michelle Hinchey, requiring the State Liquor...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces $375k Grant for Visions Veterans Memorial Arena

Binghamton, NY – The Visions Veterans Memorial Arena received a boost as a result of funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.The $375,000 Assembly grant upgraded the lighting and sound systems within the Arena. Lupardo was joined by County...

Legislation to Address Truck Driver Shortage Signed into Law

Albany – On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tim Kennedy announced that Governor Hochul has signed into law (A6295A/S5486), a bill which creates a Young Adult Commercial Driver’s License- Class A program for 18-20 year olds. Currently,...

Assemblymembers Listen to Two Dozen Stakeholders at Hearing

Albany, NY – Last week, the NYS Assembly held a budget hearing sponsored by the Agriculture and Small Business Committees, along with the Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy Task Force and several Sub-Committees. Over two dozen stakeholders addressed...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces $250K for Gun Violence Prevention through Youth Development

(Johnson City, NY – At the Binghamton Bulldog Sports Complex, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced that she helped secure $250,000 in funding from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) to target gun violence prevention through youth...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Receives “Support of the Industry Award” from NYS Brewers Association

Port Crane, NY – On Saturday, October 23rd, Paul Leone, Executive Director of the NYS Brewers Association, presented Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo with their “Support of the Industry Award.” The award recognizes individuals who have helped...

Legislation for Civil Air Patrol’s NY Wing Signed into Law

Albany, NY – The Co-Chairs of NYS Legislative Aviation Caucus, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator John Brooks, announced that Governor Hochul singed their legislation to benefit New York’s Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP); the NY...

Lupardo & Hinchey Custom Operators Bill Signed by Governor

Albany – Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo signed into law (A1889/S2135) for agricultural custom operators sponsored by Agriculture Chairs, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey. The bill will extend some agricultural district...

Senator May and Assemblymember Lupardo Announce New Law to Expand the State’s Grown and Certified Program to Textile Products like Wool and Hemp

Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) are pleased to announce that their legislation to expand the state’s Grown and Certified Program to include fiber-based textiles has been signed by Governor...