Press Releases

Governor Signs Bill to Rename Portion of 17C after Police Officer David ‘DW’ Smith

(Johnson City, NY) – A section of highway in the Village of Johnson City will be re-named in honor of a Johnson City Police Officer who lost his life in the line duty.Earlier this Summer, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill passed by Assemblywoman...

Press & Sun Guest Viewpoint: We Can No Longer Take Ambulance Service for Granted

 We would like to thank all the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers from across Broome County who recently met with us. We were also joined by County Executive Jason Garnar, Deputy County Executive, Mike Ponticello, Patrick Dewing, Director,...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour, Joining Assemblymember Lupardo to Announce a $1.3 Million Investment in Broome-Tioga BOCES

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Speaker Carl Heastie today continued his annual statewide, joining Assemblymember Donna Lupardo in Binghamton to announce a $1.3 million investment that would enable Broome-Tioga BOCES to develop a trades complex for training heavy equipment operators,...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces $125K for VINES

Binghamton, NY – During a visit to the Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES) Urban Farm in Binghamton, Assemblywoman Lupardo announced that she secured $125,000 in funding for the organization: $75,000 was included in the 2022 state...

Lupardo Legislation for 2-1-1 Passes the Legislature

Vestal, NY – During a press conference at the United Way of Broome County, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced that the State Legislature passed a bill she introduced to activate the 2-1-1 NYS information and referral service during a state disaster...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Joins Colleagues Calling on Governor to Address Looming UI Increases

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and 22 of her Democratic colleagues sent a letter on Monday to Governor Hochul calling on the state to allocate revenues exceeding budget projections. This would include excess mobile sports wagering...

U-E Senior Sheridan Ballard Receives Scholarship from Conference of Italian-American Legislators

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Endicott, NY – For the fourth year in a row, a local student has been awarded a scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Assemblywoman Lupardo presented graduating Union-Endicott senior Sheridan Ballard with...

Lupardo & Hinchey Pass Industrial Hemp Legislation

Albany, NY –Agriculture Chairs Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey announced passage of legislation they introduced to promote greater use of NY grown industrial hemp. A9282/S8496 directs the Commissioner of Ag & Markets to...

State & County Provide Relief at the Pump Through Gas Tax Suspension

Broome County, NY – On Wednesday, recent actions taken by NYS and Broome County take effect to combat out of control gas prices. Due to higher demand, the war in Ukraine, inflation and price gouging, gas prices have been much higher than usual....

Lupardo & Hinchey Pass Legislation for Farm Breweries

Albany, NY – NYS Agriculture Chairs Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey announced that legislation they introduced to maintain farm brewery beer labeling requirements through 2028 has passed in both chambers. A7746/S7655 amends...

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...