Press Releases

Assemblywoman Lupardo to Testify at U.S. Senate Hearing

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) has been invited to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at a hearing on "Perchlorate and TCE in Water," at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. The purpose of the...

Lupardo Convenes Green Economy Summit

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) today convened a Green Economy Summit with over 60 invited community leaders to discuss opportunities in the Southern Tier. The summit featured Susan Christopherson, Professor in the Department of City and Regional...

Lupardo Secures Funding for Workforce Development

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she has secured an initial investment of $1 million to fund an Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking (ATTAIN) lab and satellite in the City of Binghamton. The Broome County...

Lupardo Secures $1.5M for Alms House Restoration

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala announced today that the 2008-2009 New York State budget includes $1.5 million to renovate the Alms House on the Broome Community College Campus. Lupardo worked to secure...

Budget Includes $3M for Planning Law School at BU

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that Binghamton University will receive $3 million in state funding to conduct detailed planning for a new law school. Lupardo worked with State Senator Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton) to secure the...

Lupardo Secures $12.45M for Renovation of The Castle

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and SUNY Upstate Medical University President David Smith, M.D. announced today that the 2008-2009 state budget (A.9803-D) includes $12.45 million to fund the expansion of SUNY Upstate Medical University’s...

Assembly Passes State Green Building Construction Act

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today that the State Green Building Construction Act (A.2005-B) passed unanimously in the Assembly. She authored the legislation in response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology. “Other...

Lupardo Announces Flood Summit to be Held in Binghamton

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that Governor Eliot Spitzer will convene a summit for state and local officials in Binghamton on February 28, 2008 to explore issues regarding the repetitive devastating flooding that has occurred in various...

Assembly, Senate Pass Bill to Keep Tioga Downs Open

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that an agreement was reached on legislation to help keep Tioga Downs open. Lupardo co-sponsored the bill (A.9998) which passed both the Assembly and Senate today. The agreement, which includes an...

Lupardo Secures Upgrades for Broome County Security Crime Lab

Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala toured the Computer Analysis and Technical Services (CATS) laboratory to learn about new tech infrastructure upgrades that were provided by a $20,000 legislative grant from...

Lupardo Sponsors Training to Help Planners Build “Livable Communities”

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) sponsored a free training program yesterday on Cluster Development & Incentive Zoning for members of planning and zoning boards, municipal leaders, economic developers and other interested parties. The Southern...

Lupardo Raises Awareness of Orders of Protection for Pets

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today, as part of Domestic Violence month, that a measure she co-sponsored last year allows New Yorkers to obtain an order of protection for their pets. The law now protects companion animals from abuse,...

Lupardo Receives Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends” Award

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she received the “Circle of Friends” award from the New York Farm Bureau – the largest farm advocacy organization in the state. Lupardo was recognized for her support of New York...

Whistleblower Bill Co-Sponsored by Lupardo Passes in Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation she co-sponsored (A.9247) to increase protections for whistleblowers has passed the Assembly. The bill addresses numerous defects in the current whistleblower statutes. “This...

Lupardo Co-Sponsors Legislation to Promote Data Back-Up Facilities

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly passed legislation she co-sponsored (A.9132) to encourage financial services companies to locate their back-up facilities and back-office operations in New York state. The legislation...

“Renter Protection” Bill Passes both Assembly and Senate

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation she wrote to help protect tenants from pollution passed the both the Assembly and Senate. The bill (A.2742) would require landlords to disclose vapor intrusion problems to their...

Lupardo to Chair Subcommittee on Women Veterans in Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she has been appointed the new Chair of the Subcommittee on Women Veterans in the Assembly. She was joined by women veterans at the Vestal American Legion Post 89 for the announcement. “I...

Lupardo Green Building Construction Act Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today that legislation she authored in response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology passed unanimously in the Assembly. The State Green Building Construction Act (A.2005) would require...

Lupardo Announces $100K Funding for Mature Worker Taskforce

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the 2007-2008 state budget includes $100,000 in funding for the Mature Worker Taskforce. She is co-sponsoring legislation (A.5565) that will create a taskforce within the state Office for the...

Lupardo Announces New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is Now Accepting Applications for Four $1,500 Scholarships