Press Releases

Assemblywoman Lupardo’s State Green Building Initiative Advanced by the Assembly Energy Committee

In response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) has introduced legislation (A.11537) to require green building standards for new construction or substantial renovation of all New York...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Provide Tax Relief

Assemblyman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed bipartisan legislation creating a STAR personal income tax credit to replace the property tax rebate currently contested by the governor (A.11804). The original measure – which...

Lupardo: DEC to restrict drilling in Tracy Creek State Forest

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to adopt a "no surface entry" restriction to prohibit drilling on the state land at the Tracy Creek forest...

Lupardo kicks-off "Elder-Friendly" First Friday

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and members of the Gorgeous Washington Street Association, today announced details about a special event, "Early Bird First Friday." Assemblywoman Lupardo stated, "In my efforts to keep our community...

Renter Protection Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that legislation she authored requiring landlords to disclose vapor intrusion problems to their tenants passed the Assembly (A.10120-B). Another bill she co-sponsored shortening the turnaround time between...

Lupardo Challenges Community To Be More “Elder-Friendly”

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today an advisory group of 35 community leaders representing the fields of construction, government, higher education, housing, law, long-term care, medicine, transportation and others will meet to discuss...

State Legislation Introduced to Reduce Air Pollution from Outdoor Wood Boilers

In response to the growing concerns across the state from residents, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) has introduced legislation to reduce air pollution from outdoor wood burning boilers. These devices produce excessive particulate matter far in...

Legislature’s Budget Makes the Right Choices for Children’s Future

Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Legislature’s bipartisan state budget invests in the children of New York with a record increase in education funding. “The 2006-2007 education budget provides our students with the tools...

Lupardo Calls for Early Warning System to Protect Southern Tier Water Supplies

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) today called on the Governor and State Legislature to approve funding* for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission** (SRBC) to establish an early warning system for the Binghamton and Elmira drinking water suppliers....

Assemblymembers Lupardo and DiNapoli Act to Protect Renters; Urge DEC & DOH to Mitigate All Homes with TCE

Calling vapor intrusion – the contamination of indoor air by toxic volatile chemicals from polluted soil and groundwater – one of the most significant public health threats posed by contaminated Superfund and Brownfield sites, Assemblyman Thomas...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Make State Government More Accountable

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced passage of legislation she authored to increase government accountability by requiring state agencies to disclose the number of contract workers (A.9421), helping identify the true size and costs of public...

Lupardo, Brodsky and Broad Coalition Push for Comprehensive Cancer Mapping Legislation

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D – Endwell) and Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky (D – Westchester), Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, were joined by a broad coalition including the Resident Action Group of Endicott...

Bipartisan Agreement to Provide Broome County $1.8 Million in Heating Aid

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that under an agreement reached between the Assembly and Senate and contingent upon the governor’s signature (A.9562-A & A.9564), New York will now contribute an additional $100 million to the...

Legislation to Fill Gaps in Federal Prescription Drug Plan Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly passed emergency legislation she co-sponsored (A.9462) to provide prescription drugs for individuals left without coverage following the federal government’s chaotic implementation...

Broome County Could See an Additional $3.7 Million in Emergency Aid

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly passed legislation (A.9281) expanding the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help offset high energy costs that have directly affected Broome County families and seniors....

Lupardo Asks DEC to Extend Comment Period on Drilling Proposal in Vestal

Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) requested that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) extend the period for public comment on the proposed natural gas drilling in Vestal from July 29 until at least August 26,...

Lupardo to Participate in ‘Roundtable’ On Criminal Penalties and Civil Commitment for Sex Offenders

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly will conduct a "roundtable" discussion and a public hearing aimed at soliciting insight about the best ways to strengthen the protection of New Yorkers from sex offenses,...

Lupardo Pushes Through Work Zone Safety Measure

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) announced a bill she sponsored to improve the safety of highway construction workers and motorists passed the Assembly (A.1691-A), and will be sent to the governor for approval. "A recent tragedy in which...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Targets Growing Problem of Meth Labs in the Southern Tier

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed bipartisan legislation that she co-sponsored to help crack down on the manufacture and use of methamphetamines in New York. The legislation also has the support of the governor and...

Lupardo Supports Timothy’s Law

For the fifth year in a row, the Assembly passed "Timothy’s Law," a bill Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) is a sponsor of that ends discrimination against people who need mental health and chemical dependency care (A.2912). The legislation...