Press Releases

Keep North Main Out Of The Yellow

“Gov. Cuomo must amend his "yellow" hotspot zone to exclude Monroe-Woodbury's North Main Elementary School. The students and staff in the school have seen near-zero cases of COVID-19 since the school year resumed in September and the continued restrictions...

Brabenec Stands with Law Enforcement

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today is denouncing the elimination of Section 50-a of the Civil Rights Law in New York state. Repealing Section 50-a will make law enforcement officers' disciplinary records, misconduct complaints and transcripts...

Brabenec: Let High School Seniors Have In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) is advocating for the allowance of in-person high school graduation ceremonies to be held starting in July. The ceremonies would have to be held outdoors with necessary precautions such as social distancing and...

Spring Valley Testing Site to Open

"I'm thrilled that a COVID-19 testing location has finally been opened in Spring Valley at the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center," said Brabenec. "This is a long overdue and vital service for the people of north Rockland County,...

Brabenec Returns to Albany

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today returned to Albany with his fellow Assembly members. The Legislature is convening for the first time since budget proceedings after urgings to return to normalcy.“After working diligently on local...

Let's Leave the Decrees to Royalty

For many upstate New Yorkers, today symbolizes light at the end of the tunnel. Phase I businesses are being reopened, and people are able to return to work. I am wary, however, of the taste Gov. Cuomo has gotten for power.Gov. Cuomo has used his expanded...

Brabenec Sets the Table for Local Restaurants

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined the Orange County Tavern and Restaurant Association Saturday in sponsoring (845) Restaurants, a public Facebook group. (845) Restaurants will allow restaurants and residents in the Hudson Valley to post...

Brabenec Protects Transplant Recipients

Pictured Left to Right: Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, RODA President Michael Prendergast and LiveOnNY Representative Scott Wohl
Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today donated roughly 600 surgical masks to the Rockland Organ Donation Alliance (RODA). The masks were accepted by the President of RODA, Michael Prendergast, a transplant recipient himself. The Rockland Organ...

Brabenec Calls for Regional Reopening of State

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today supported the “New York's Regional Restart” initiative introduced by the Assembly Minority Conference. The initiative comes in reaction to Gov. Cuomo's plan to reopen the state on May...

Brabenec Urges Regional Upstart

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today voiced his support for the “Jump-Start New York” initiative introduced by the Assembly Minority Conference. The initiative was rolled out to provide economic relief to the small businesses and...

Brabenec Accepts Surgical Mask Donation

Pictured Left to Right: Nikki Schmitt, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus
Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) today accepted 5,000 surgical masks from the American Chinese United Care Alliance (ACUC). An additional 10,000 surgical masks and Personal Protective Equipment were donated to Orange County.Surgical masks will...

Brabenec Votes No on All Budget Bills

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined lawmakers this week to pass a state budget. Following the unprecedented health crisis at hand, the budget was debated and voted on differently than in years past to minimize the risk of infection. After...

Brabenec: Adjustments to Bail Reform Don't Go Far Enough

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined colleagues this week to vote on the 2020-21 Enacted Budget which includes a Bail Reform Amendment. The bail reform law, which went into effect statewide January 1, allows dangerous criminals who were arrested...

Brabenec: Out of Many, One City Still Prioritized

“The state budget actually contains a provision to change our state flag,” said Brabenec. “This is probably the most unnecessary budget inclusion this year. Progressives want the state to feel united by adding “E Pluribus Unum”...

Brabenec: Cuomo Needs to Start-Up a Different Pet Project

“The START-UP NY program is an inefficient, ineffective economic tool,” said Brabenec. “This year's budget contains a five-year extender, and to what avail? The program has proven to be a pampered pet project for Gov. Cuomo over...

Brabenec Condemns Public Campaign Financing

“State Majority wants you to finance the campaigns of public officials, even those you don't support,” said Brabenec. “I am strongly against public campaign financing because it violates taxpayers' ability to choose who they...

Brabenec: Accelerated State Budget Should Be Strictly Fiscal

“Right now, we need to focus on keeping New York running,” said Brabenec. “Gov. Cuomo has called for an “accelerated” State Budget agreement, but we must ask ourselves if this is the best route to take. The primary focus...

Brabenec Calls for Repeal of 'Green Light Law' Following Public Safety Briefing with Homeland Security

From left to right: Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Congressman Tom Reed, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac).
**EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here for a video clip interview with Assemblyman Brabenec on the 'Green Light Law' https://youtu.be/cRYbndWELcIFollowing a briefing in Albany by members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Assembly Minority...

Brabenec Rallies with Law Enforcement, District Attorneys to Stop Dangerous New Bail Laws

Assistant Minority Whip Karl Brabenec [holding sign front right] listens as Orange Co. District Attorney David Hoovler speaks on repealing new bail laws at a rally in Albany Tuesday, February 4.
Editor's Note: Click here https://youtu.be/MHnhde4-YZE for a video clip of Assemblyman Brabenec speaking on repealing bail reformAssistant Minority Whip Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined hundreds of law enforcement officers, district attorneys...

Brabenec Rallies with Victims' Families to Stop Bail Reform

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined colleagues, law enforcement and family members of victims at a press conference in Albany held by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) calling on Assembly Majority to change their...