Press Releases

Legislature’s Budget Makes the Right Choices for Children’s Future

Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Legislature’s bipartisan state budget invests in the children of New York with a record increase in education funding. “The 2006-2007 education budget provides our students with the tools...

Lupardo Calls for Early Warning System to Protect Southern Tier Water Supplies

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) today called on the Governor and State Legislature to approve funding* for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission** (SRBC) to establish an early warning system for the Binghamton and Elmira drinking water suppliers....

Assemblymembers Lupardo and DiNapoli Act to Protect Renters; Urge DEC & DOH to Mitigate All Homes with TCE

Calling vapor intrusion – the contamination of indoor air by toxic volatile chemicals from polluted soil and groundwater – one of the most significant public health threats posed by contaminated Superfund and Brownfield sites, Assemblyman Thomas...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Make State Government More Accountable

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced passage of legislation she authored to increase government accountability by requiring state agencies to disclose the number of contract workers (A.9421), helping identify the true size and costs of public...

Lupardo, Brodsky and Broad Coalition Push for Comprehensive Cancer Mapping Legislation

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D – Endwell) and Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky (D – Westchester), Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, were joined by a broad coalition including the Resident Action Group of Endicott...

Bipartisan Agreement to Provide Broome County $1.8 Million in Heating Aid

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that under an agreement reached between the Assembly and Senate and contingent upon the governor’s signature (A.9562-A & A.9564), New York will now contribute an additional $100 million to the...

Legislation to Fill Gaps in Federal Prescription Drug Plan Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly passed emergency legislation she co-sponsored (A.9462) to provide prescription drugs for individuals left without coverage following the federal government’s chaotic implementation...

Broome County Could See an Additional $3.7 Million in Emergency Aid

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly passed legislation (A.9281) expanding the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help offset high energy costs that have directly affected Broome County families and seniors....

Lupardo Asks DEC to Extend Comment Period on Drilling Proposal in Vestal

Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) requested that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) extend the period for public comment on the proposed natural gas drilling in Vestal from July 29 until at least August 26,...

Lupardo to Participate in ‘Roundtable’ On Criminal Penalties and Civil Commitment for Sex Offenders

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly will conduct a "roundtable" discussion and a public hearing aimed at soliciting insight about the best ways to strengthen the protection of New Yorkers from sex offenses,...

Lupardo Pushes Through Work Zone Safety Measure

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) announced a bill she sponsored to improve the safety of highway construction workers and motorists passed the Assembly (A.1691-A), and will be sent to the governor for approval. "A recent tragedy in which...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Targets Growing Problem of Meth Labs in the Southern Tier

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed bipartisan legislation that she co-sponsored to help crack down on the manufacture and use of methamphetamines in New York. The legislation also has the support of the governor and...

Lupardo Supports Timothy’s Law

For the fifth year in a row, the Assembly passed "Timothy’s Law," a bill Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) is a sponsor of that ends discrimination against people who need mental health and chemical dependency care (A.2912). The legislation...

Assembly passes Geriatric Mental Health Act

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced Assembly passage of the Comprehensive Geriatric Mental Health Act (A.7672), legislation she co-sponsored that would develop new and integrated approaches for serving older adults with mental illness by:Creating...

Lupardo: Cancer Mapping Legislation Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that important legislation she sponsored on cancer mapping (A.1884) passed in the Assembly today with unanimous bi-partisan support (130-0). "This legislation takes New York a step closer toward...

Lupardo Supports Bigger, Better Bottle Bill

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell), a member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, is sponsoring the "Bigger, Better Bottle Bill" (A.2517/S.1290). "New York State’s Bottle Bill is our most successful recycling initiative,"...

Lupardo: Bill to Give Veterans Better Benefits Passed by Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored, known as the Patriot Plan III, to expand benefits for veterans and their families (A.8291). The plan expands laws passed in 2003 and 2004 to help New Yorkers...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Combat Sexual Predators

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored which will better protect New York families from sexual predators. They are part of a larger package of bills the Assembly is considering. "This...

Lupardo Sponsors Legislation Protecting Our Families from Sexual Predators

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) is sponsoring civil confinement legislation that will safeguard our children by keeping sexual predators off our streets. "This legislation gives prosecutors in law enforcement a new tool to keep the...

Lupardo: Legislation Strengthens Rights, Improves Access for New Yorkers with Disabilities

In recognition of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day on May 18, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced passage of legislation she sponsored to provide additional help for people with disabilities. "Legislative Disabilities Awareness...