Press Releases

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...

Holiday Giving Boxes Going to 183 Local Families

Binghamton, NY – With overwhelming support from the community, Holiday Giving Boxes will help provide 183 holiday meals to local families this week. Assemblywoman Lupardo was joined by representatives from CHOW, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and...

Governor Signs Legislation Granting Temporary Permits for Craft Beverage Industry

Albany, NY – New York is making it easier for new craft beverage producers to start their businesses. Governor Kathy Hochul signed A7757/S6256A, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Donna Lupardo & Senator Michelle Hinchey, requiring the State Liquor...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces $375k Grant for Visions Veterans Memorial Arena

Binghamton, NY – The Visions Veterans Memorial Arena received a boost as a result of funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.The $375,000 Assembly grant upgraded the lighting and sound systems within the Arena. Lupardo was joined by County...

Legislation to Address Truck Driver Shortage Signed into Law

Albany – On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tim Kennedy announced that Governor Hochul has signed into law (A6295A/S5486), a bill which creates a Young Adult Commercial Driver’s License- Class A program for 18-20 year olds. Currently,...

Assemblymembers Listen to Two Dozen Stakeholders at Hearing

Albany, NY – Last week, the NYS Assembly held a budget hearing sponsored by the Agriculture and Small Business Committees, along with the Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy Task Force and several Sub-Committees. Over two dozen stakeholders addressed...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces $250K for Gun Violence Prevention through Youth Development

(Johnson City, NY – At the Binghamton Bulldog Sports Complex, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced that she helped secure $250,000 in funding from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) to target gun violence prevention through youth...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Receives “Support of the Industry Award” from NYS Brewers Association

Port Crane, NY – On Saturday, October 23rd, Paul Leone, Executive Director of the NYS Brewers Association, presented Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo with their “Support of the Industry Award.” The award recognizes individuals who have helped...

Legislation for Civil Air Patrol’s NY Wing Signed into Law

Albany, NY – The Co-Chairs of NYS Legislative Aviation Caucus, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator John Brooks, announced that Governor Hochul singed their legislation to benefit New York’s Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP); the NY...

Lupardo & Hinchey Custom Operators Bill Signed by Governor

Albany – Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo signed into law (A1889/S2135) for agricultural custom operators sponsored by Agriculture Chairs, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey. The bill will extend some agricultural district...

Senator May and Assemblymember Lupardo Announce New Law to Expand the State’s Grown and Certified Program to Textile Products like Wool and Hemp

Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) are pleased to announce that their legislation to expand the state’s Grown and Certified Program to include fiber-based textiles has been signed by Governor...

Governor Hochul Signs Senator Hinchey and Assemblymember Lupardo’s Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act

Albany, NY – Today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act(S.4722A/A.5386A), legislation sponsored by Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123), which directs the Department...

Bill by Senator Hinchey and Assemblymember Lupardo to Protect Animals During Emergencies and Natural Disasters Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Today, State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123) announced that their bill to keep animals safe in disaster situations was signed into law by the Governor. The legislation, S.6713/A.7122, authorizes...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Visits Local Honeybee Apiary

Johnson City, NY – On Thursday, June 24th, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo visited the apiary of local beekeeper and Southern Tier Beekeepers Association member Bob Talkiewicz to commemorate Pollinator Week (June 21-27). She was also there todiscuss...

Legislation for Civil Air Patrol’s NY Wing Passes Both Houses

Albany, NY – The Co-Chairs of NYS Legislative Aviation Caucus, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator John Brooks, announced passage of legislation to benefit New York’s chapter of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP); the NY Wing. The Assembly and...

Assemblymember Lupardo and Senator Hinchey Sponsor NYS Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act, Nation-Leading Legislation Making NY Farmers Key Part of Fight Against Climate Change

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123) and State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) gathered a broad coalition of environmental and agricultural organizations to discuss the NYS Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act (S.4722A-Hinchey/A.5386A-Lupardo),...

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Appointed Commander of the Civil Air Patrol – New York Wing’s Legislative Squadron

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo has been given the honorary appointment of Commander of the New York Wing’s Legislative Squadron. The Assemblywoman joined the squadron in November of 2016 and has been a strong advocate for the...

Lupardo Presents Local Student with Scholarship from Conference of Italian-American State Legislators

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Endicott, NY – Assemblywoman Lupardo presented graduating Union-Endicott senior Nicholas DiMaria with the $4,000 Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship, provided through the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators....

Assemblywoman Lupardo Joins Colleagues Urging Federal Action on Unemployment Insurance Premiums

Endicott, NY – Today, Assembly Small Business Chair Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and other upstate Majority members, sent a letter to US Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh regarding high unemployment insurance premiums affecting...

Lawmakers Work to Advance Lifesaving Air Ambulance Legislation

Albany, New York – Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (AD-123) joined Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46), Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (AD-113), Assemblyman John T. McDonald III (AD-108) , LifeNet of New York, and emergency personnel at the Albany...