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Assemblyman Burke: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Environmental Protection a Priority in SFY 2021-22 Budget

“Today, I voted for a proposal that includes an increase of $100 million in funding over the proposed executive budget for a total of $400 million for the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). While this is just one step of the process...

Assemblyman Burke Voted to Revoke Governor’s Emergency Powers

“Today, I voted to immediately revoke the emergency powers that were granted to the governor last year and prohibit him from issuing any new directives. It is time for the legislature to take its power back and restore checks and balances of state...

Assemblyman Burke: Prioritize Public Transit Over Misguided Skyway Teardown

In 2019, New York State completed a $29 million rehabilitation of the Skyway.[1] Motorists who dealt with congestion on their commute and residents who dealt with congestion in their neighborhoods were relieved construction was finally over.In 2007, the...

Assemblyman Burke Co-Sponsors Legislation to Continue Aiding Small Businesses and the Unemployed

Assemblyman Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass a legislative package to support workers and small-businesses owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Small businesses and workers across Western...

Assemblyman Burke Named Secretary of the Assembly Majority Conference

“As your representative in Albany, my priority is making sure that people’s needs are met. As we swiftly move into the 2021 legislative session, I plan to focus on several pertinent issues, including reducing the cost of childcare, securing...

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More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas,...
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