Press Releases

Brabenec Comments on Executive Budget

“The governor’s speech today was little more than a blanket denial of responsibility for anything that has happened since the start of the pandemic, and yet another instance of him blaming the federal government for his administration’s...

Brabenec Frustrated with Governor’s Vaccine Rollout

“The way in which the governor has gone about distributing vital COVID-19 vaccines has been a complete failure” said Brabenec. “Repeatedly he has blamed his administration’s lack of efficiency on the federal government or factors...

Brabenec Concerned with Plan to Legalize Marijuana

On the opening day of his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo confirmed his administration’s intention of pursuing the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state. Formerly a public opponent of the idea, the governor cites the adoption...

Eviction Bill Is Irresponsible and Harms Suburban/Rural Landlords

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) has come out against bill A.11181, which  prevents landlords from evicting tenants who have failed to pay rent due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brabenec and others in the Assembly believe...

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...

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 the...

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 want...