Press Releases

Legislature Proclaims Sock out Cancer Day in NYS

On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed a resolution to proclaim Sock Out Cancer Day in the state of New York in conjunction with the observation of National Cancer Survivors Day. Sock Out Cancer is a community effort to benefit families...

George F. Johnson Memorial Library Awarded Funding for New Emergency Exits

As part of a series of construction grants awarded to libraries throughout New York State, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today nearly $9,702 was awarded to the George F. Johnson Memorial Library in Endicott. “Our libraries are...

Lupardo Introduces Bill to Create Senior Tourism Program

Albany, NY – Following the success of similar programs in the state and abroad, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced Monday that she introduced a new bill to promote tourism among seniors. The creation of a New York Senior Tourism Program will allow...

Col. David Ireland Memorial Highway dedicated

Binghamton, NY – A portion of NY 434 was officially designated in honor of the men of the 137th NY Volunteer Infantry – 154 years after they trained for battle on Binghamton’s south side. Named for their commander, the Col. David Ireland Memorial...

Endwell Woman Named 2017 New York State Older Volunteer of the Year

ALBANY— As part of Older New Yorkers Day at the State Capitol, Endwell resident Jo Ann Freer was named by the NYS Office for Aging as the 2017 Older Volunteer of the Year. Freer was honored at a celebration at the Hart Theater, and recognized with a...

Women’s Caucus Calls on Governor to Establish Child Care Task Force

Albany, NY – Banding together behind the priorities its members chose at the beginning of 2016, the bi-partisan Legislative Women’s Caucus (LWC) gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to discuss how those priorities fared in the 2017-18 State Budget...

Lupardo & Brindisi Ask Governor to Provide Supplemental Assistance for Expenses Related to Historic Winter Storm

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica and Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo of Binghamton say they are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide supplemental assistance to communities and human service agencies in the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier to help...

BTSAC, Girl Scouts Unveil 100th Suffrage Anniversary Patch

Binghamton, NY – Joining together at the Roberson Museum and Science Center Monday, the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee (BTSAC) and the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways unveiled a brand new patch celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s...

Over 17,000 Write in Opposition to Senior Center Closures

Albany, NY – Assemblymembers and aging advocates joined together to highlight the growing concern with the proposed shift of Title XX funding in the Executive Budget proposal. Concerned seniors from New York City have sent more than 17,000 letters to...

Aging Chairs Call on State Leaders to ‘Step Up for Seniors’

Albany, NY – Joined by aging advocates representing thousands of seniors from across New York State and a bi-partisan group of lawmakers from both the Senate and the Assembly, Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I – Hyde Park) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo...

Department of State to Move Forward With Parking Garage Inspection Regulations

Albany, NY – The New York Department of State will issue regulations for the regular structural inspections of parking garages across the state. This action was taken during a Monday morning hearing of the State Fire Prevention and...

Lupardo Thrilled With New Industrial Hemp Initiative

Syracuse, NY – New York’s industrial hemp program got a major boost Wednesday under the Governor’s latest State of the State proposal. During his address in Syracuse, the Governor proposed that the state’s current cap of ten hemp farming...

Lupardo Named Chair of Assembly Committee on Aging

Albany, NY – As state legislators were sworn in for the new term Wednesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was also given a new leadership position in the New York State Assembly. Entering her seventh term representing the 123rd Assembly District, Lupardo...

Local Committee Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Suffrage Launches

Binghamton, NY – As the state approaches a historic anniversary, a local committee launched Thursday to organize a series of events and activities to commemorate it. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State and the Broome-Tioga...

Governor Signs Bill to Provide Tax Relief for Co-Op Owners

Albany, NY – Some residents in Binghamton will now be paying lower property taxes after the Governor signed into law Monday a bill that reclassifies two properties in the City. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar,...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Joins New York Wing’s Legislative Squadron

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo received her official Civil Air Patrol membership certificate and ID card Thursday night at a meeting of the Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Lt Col Douglas Jensen, CAP presented her certificate on behalf...

Lupardo Honored as Kinship Champion

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo’s leadership was recognized Thursday as she was awarded one of New York State Kincare Coalition's top honors. The group presented Lupardo with a 2016 Outstanding Kinship Champion Award for her work supporting...

Governor Signs Bill to Require Lead Testing in School Water

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara announced today that the Governor has signed their bill to require school districts to test for lead in drinking water. Lupardo and O’Mara authored the bill, which is the first of its...

Governor Signs Bill to Protect Sanitation Workers

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced Thursday that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill expanding New York State's Move Over Law to include sanitation vehicles. Under the new law, which was signed Wednesday, vehicles would have to move over or...

Governor Signs Legislation to Expand Hemp Program

Albany, NY – New York’s industrial hemp industry took another step forward as Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation that will position New York as a national leader in the industrial hemp industry. This spring, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and...