Press Releases

Letter to NYC Schools Commissioner Regarding Proposed Ban on Chocolate Milk

Lupardo & Endicott Debut New Street Sweeper

As National Clean Up Day approaches, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and the Village of Endicott unveiled new equipment assisting in the maintenance of Village streets. Lupardo was able to secure $184,000 to purchase a new street sweeper, part of a larger...

“Maple Day” Celebrated at the Great New York State Fair

Syracuse, NY – As the second-largest producer of maple in the nation, New York State celebrated the sweet agricultural commodity Monday at the Great New York State Fair. As part of “Maple Day at the Fair,” the NYS Maple Producers’...

Lupardo Secures Funding for Vestal Improvements

Vestal, NY – Vestal’s public safety, infrastructure, and recreation are all receiving a boost as a result of recent funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. $275 thousand in Assembly grants secured by Lupardo supported a number of different...

Anti-Poverty’s Policy Team Presents Recommendations

Binghamton, NY – A series of recommendations aimed at alleviating poverty locally and across the state were presented Tuesday by a group formed out of the region’s anti-poverty initiative. The suggested legislative changes are part of the two-year...

Florida Commissioner of Ag & Consumer Services Visits Broome County to Learn about NYS Hemp Industry

As New York’s hemp industry continues to grow, the state of Florida is looking to the Empire State as a model for its recently approved hemp program. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and CSG Hemp welcomed Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer...

Agricultural Investment Task Force Bill Passes Legislature

Albany, NY – While ongoing discussion are underway about the recently passed farm labor bill, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced and passed a bill with Senator Jen Metzger to create an agricultural investment task force (A8347/S6553). The short-term...

New Stage Under Construction at Otsiningo

Binghamton, NY – Coming this summer to a park near you: a new permanent performance space. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and County Executive Jason Garnar announced details of a new stage at Otsiningo Park that is currently under construction. The...

Regulation of Hemp Extracts Passes Before Session Ends

Albany, NY – As the 2019 legislative session wrapped up early Friday morning, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger passed legislation that expands the state’s current industrial hemp law to regulate the production and marketing...

Lupardo Introduces Bill Creating Agricultural Investment Task Force

Albany, NY – With a compromise reached on the issue of farm worker labor in New York (A8419/S6578), Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced new legislation to create an agricultural investment task force (A8347). The short-term task force would develop...

State Legislature Celebrates Dairy Day

Albany, NY – Today, the New York State legislature celebrated Dairy Day to help kick off the designation of June as Dairy Month in the United States, a tradition dating back to 1937. Dairy Day celebrates the importance of New York’s more than...

Student Press Day Brings Young Journalists to State Capitol

Albany, NY – Student journalists from six high schools around New York State gathered at the State Capitol Tuesday as part of Student Press Day. The focus of their advocacy was the Student Journalist Free Speech Act, a bill which was discussed in...

UE Senior Named Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

A Union-Endicott High School Senior has been named one of just a few hundred semifinalists from around the country for the national Presidential Scholars Program. Jared Welch was nominated by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo for the program’s Career and...

State Budget Sweetens NY Maple Industry

Albany, NY – The newly adopted state budget provides funding to continue the promotion of the nation’s second-largest maple industry. In addition to its annual $225,000 allotment, the NYS Maple Producers’ Association received a one-time...

Agriculture Committee Chairs: Procurement Changes for NY Military Bases Would Harm Dairy Farmers

Albany, NY – State Senator Jen Metzger and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo are calling on the Department of Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to reconsider a proposal that would hurt New York’s dairy farmers. In a joint letter sent this week, the...

Legislative Resolution Recognizes Student Press Freedom Day

Albany, NY – A New York State legislative resolution passed this week proclaims today, January 30th, as Student Press Freedom Day in the state. The day is recognized nationally by the Student Press Law Center and is part of an effort to secure more...

TechWorks! Honored for Receiving Top Computer Conservation Award

Binghamton, NY – Three historic Link Aviation Flight Simulators have helped one local museum land the world’s premier computer conservation award. The Center for Technology and Innovation, also known as TechWorks!, is the recipient of the 2018...

Legislature Passes Major Election Reforms

Albany, NY – Reforming New York State’s elections was priority number one for the New York State Assembly as the 2019 legislative session began. The Assembly passed a package of legislation Monday designed to ease the voter registration process,...

New Law Allows Central Arraignments at Broome County Jail

Town of Dickinson – Arraignments in Broome County just became easier following a law recently signed by the Governor. Under the new law, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Cliff...

Lupardo Reminds Enhanced STAR Recipients about Change to Program

A change to the New York State Enhanced STAR program takes effect in 2019. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) is reminding property owners that qualify for this program to submit a new form that is required to receive the popular tax rebate.            ...