Press Releases

Italian-American State Legislators Select Local Student Winner of 2010 Academic Scholarship

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell), a member of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, announced today that a local student has won one of two state-wide academic scholarships awarded annually by the conference. The student,...

Statement on Senate not completing budget agreement

The Assembly and Senate agreed on a way to complete the state budget. I had fundamental disagreements with parts of the plan and voted “no” on items that would hurt the Southern Tier, such as the sales tax on clothing and the increase in cigarette...

Assembly & Senate pass bill co-sponsored by Lupardo to legalize crossbow hunting in New York State

Yesterday, the state Senate passed a bill (A.924-E/S.6793-B) co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) to legalize crossbow hunting in New York State. The legislation was passed by the Assembly on June 29th and will now be delivered to Governor...

Lupardo announces $147,000 in funding restored to Gateway Information Center

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the transportation budget (A.9705-D/S.6605-C) passed by both the Assembly (82-51) and state Senate (32-29) will restore funding to the Gateway Information Center, allowing it to remain open...

Lupardo Bill Could Help Counties Fund New DWI Laws

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) was joined by Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen and Broome County STOP-DWI coordinator James May at a press conference today to urge the state legislature to pass a bill she recently introduced (A.11374-A)...

Lupardo Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish 129 Authorities

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she is co-sponsoring legislation (A.11106) to downsize New York State government by abolishing 129 public authorities. The legislation comes after a recommendation by the Authorities Budget...

Lupardo Urges Assembly to Legalize Crossbow Hunting

A bill (A.924-B) co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) would lay the groundwork for legalized crossbow hunting in New York State, a practice currently limited to all but certain physically disabled hunters. At a press conference in Albany...

Senator Libous & Assemblywoman Lupardo Urge Compromise on Power For Jobs Program

Binghamton – Senator Tom Libous (R-I-C, Binghamton) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D, Endwell) voiced their concerns over the future of the Power for Jobs program in New York. The vital program provides low-cost electricity to more than 500 businesses...

Lupardo & Bertoni Announce Plans for Dedication of The Stage at Little Italy

Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) was joined by Mayor John Bertoni (D-Endicott) from the Village of Endicott and others for a press conference to announce the program for the Dedication of The Stage at Little Italy. The ceremony is scheduled...

Lupardo and 26 Assembly Members Stage “Sit-In” to Express Frustration to Governor Over Stalled Budget

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she and 26 Assembly members staged a “sit-in” to express their shared frustration over the stalled budget negotiations. The scene played out at the Capitol Wednesday night as Lupardo...

Lupardo & Bertoni Announce Plans for Dedication of The Stage at Little Italy

Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) was joined by Mayor John Bertoni (D-Endicott) from the Village of Endicott and others for a press conference to announce the program for the Dedication of The Stage at Little Italy. The ceremony is scheduled...

Lupardo Warns That Governor Paterson’s Withholding of Construction Funds Puts Local Jobs and Projects at Risk

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) today denounced Governor David Paterson’s exclusion of payments for road and other capital projects in his emergency appropriations legislation, breaking almost 500 contracts statewide. The governor froze construction...

Lupardo and Crouch to Host Forum on Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal for Health Facilities

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) announced today that they would be jointly sponsoring a forum to discuss proper and safe ways for Southern Tier Health Facilities to dispose of pharmaceutical waste....

Lupardo Calls for Mandate Relief Discussion in Budget Negotiations

According to Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell), mandate relief must be an integral part of budget negotiations. “The economic crisis we are facing provides us with the opportunity to address specific mandate relief requests from educators,...

Public Authorities Reform Bill Will Bring Oversight and Accountability to State Government

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed legislation she cosponsored to enact sweeping public authorities reform, stepping up accountability and shedding new light on the more than 700 public authorities operating with startling...

Reducing High-Priced Consultants Slated to Save Over $50 Million This Year, Making Government More Efficient

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed legislation (A.40011) she cosponsored to reform the way the state handles information technology procurement. The measure is slated to save the state over $50 million this year and...

Assembly Passes Legislation Establishing Clean Energy Municipal Loan Program

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today the passage of a bill (A.40004) she cosponsored to improve New York's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy efficiency in homes and businesses throughout the state. The legislation...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Invited to Attend “Invest in New York” Trade Mission to China

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she was invited to attend the 2009 “Invest in New York” trade mission to China. The trip is organized by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) and the New York in...

Lupardo Secures Grant for Broome County Head Start

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) visited Broome County Head Start today to tour the facility and see the recent upgrades. Lupardo secured a $50,000 legislative grant for upgrades to the Endicott Children’s Center, located at 1604 Union Center...

Governor Signs Amended Version of State Green Building Construction Act Authored by Lupardo

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that Governor David Paterson signed an amended version of the State Green Building Construction Act (A.7246-B/S.5779), which she authored. The changes transfer the authority to develop green building...