Press Releases

Support for Cannabis Industry in End of Session Push

Albany, NY – With the 2024 Legislative Session wrapping up late last week, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Senator Michelle Hinchey, and Senator Jeremy Cooney today announced the passage of three pieces of legislation aimed at supporting New York’s cannabis...

Coalition Calls for Passage of Legislative Package to Rescue EMS

Albany, NY – Ahead of EMS Week (May 19-25), a coalition of state Legislators joined New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), NYS Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association, Inc. (NYSVARA), and United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN) to advocate...

Support Builds for Direct-to-Consumer Shipment of NY Craft Beverages

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator James Skoufis were joined by the NYS Distillers Guild and the New York Farm Bureau in support of the Craft Beverage Manufacturer’s- Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Shipment bill (A3132 Lupardo / S2852...

Agriculture Chairs Provide Highlights from State Budget

Albany, NY – Legislative Agriculture Chairs, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, announced details for agriculture in the recently passed state budget for FY’25. The budget restores all cuts initially proposed by the Executive...

Village of Johnson City Receives New Vehicles & Equipment With $600K Grant Secured by Assemblywoman Lupardo

Johnson City, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined Village of Johnson City Mayor Martin Meaney and other Village Officials to unveil vehicles and equipment purchased with a $600K Assembly grant secured by Lupardo. The Police Department received:...

Senator Webb & Assemblywoman Lupardo Announce Support for Roosevelt Elementary Included in State Budget

Binghamton, NY – Senator Lea Webb and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today that a provision was included in the recently passed state budget that will help pay for major renovations to Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. A provision has been...

Dr. Anne Bailey Honored at State Capitol During Women’s History Month by Assemblywoman Lupardo

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Albany, NY – Binghamton University Professor Dr. Anne Bailey was honored as part of the NYS Legislative Women’s Caucus “Women’s History Month” celebration. This year’s theme was “Women who Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”...

City of Binghamton Receives New Fire Equipment With $150K Grant Secured by Assemblywoman Lupardo

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was joined by City of Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham, Fire Chief Alan Gardiner and Training Instructor Tim Dahulich to unveil new turn-out gear for the City of Binghamton Fire Department. A $150K Assembly...

Senator Lea Webb & Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Applaud Programs Available for Utility Bill Debt Relief

Binghamton, NY – Today Senator Lea Webb and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo were joined by Laurie Wheelock, Executive Director and Counsel at the Public Utility Law Project (PULP) to emphasize the statewide movement towards energy affordability, with $1.4B...

Legislators and Local Nursing Homes Join Forces to Address Financial Crisis

Broome County, NY – Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo invited Senator Lea Webb, nursing home officials, and residents from area nursing homes to address the financial crisis facing the industry. New York’s nursing home industry is dramatically underfunded,...

Holiday Giving Boxes Going to 275 Local Families

(BROOME COUNTY, NY) – With overwhelming support from the community, Holiday Giving Boxes will help provide 275 complete holiday meals to local families this week after exceeding a fundraising goal of $16,500. For the fourth year, representatives...

Response from DEC re: Southern Tier CO2 Clean Energy Solutions

New Law Allows Craft Beverages from SUNY Broome Labs to be Served at the Culinary & Event Center

Broome County, NY – Today Senator Lea Webb and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced the signing of legislation (S7085 Webb / A7293 Bronson, Lupardo) that will allow SUNY Broome Community College to serve student-produced craft beverages at the Culinary...

$350K Assembly Grant Secured by Lupardo Pays for New Endicott Police Law Enforcement Training Center

ENDICOTT, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Village of Endicott Police Chief Patrick Garey unveiled the new Endicott Police Law Enforcement Training Center at the Endicott Police Department. The new state-of-the-art Training Center was made possible...

Local Leaders Partake in Friendly Bet Ahead of High School Football Championship Game

Broome County, NY – Ahead of Sunday’s high school football championship game, elected officials representing each school district waged a friendly bet on which team will come out victorious. The Maine-Endwell (M-E) Spartans are set to go head-to-head...

Local Leaders Celebrate Signing of “Direct-Pay” Legislation

Broome County, NY – Local elected officials and EMS professionals came together to celebrate the signing of (A.250/S.1466), a bill that will directly benefit ambulance service providers. Last month, this same group of leaders participated in a “Day...

Holiday Giving Box in the Home Stretch

Broome County, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, CHOW, Broome-Tioga BOCES School Nutrition Services and The Leadership Alliance joined together to issue a final call for donations to the Holiday Giving...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces Equipment Upgrades for GFJ Memorial Library’s Tech Center

Endicott, NY – a The George F. Johnson (GFJ) Memorial Library in Endicott received a boost as the result of funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo in last year’s state budget. The $10,000 Assembly grant allowed for the purchase of nine new...

Lupardo and Webb Issue Letter to DEC Requesting Information on Southern Tier CO2 Clean Energy Solutions

BINGHAMTON, NY — Yesterday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Lea Webb sent a letter to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) concerning Southern Tier CO2 Clean Energy Solutions’ (‘Southern Tier Solutions’) solicitation...

Downtown Thanksgiving Food Challenge Donates Over 14,000 Meals to CHOW

BINGHAMTON, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Senator Lea Webb, County Executive Jason Garnar, Sheriff Fred Akshar, City of Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham, the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and the Binghamton University College of Community and Public...