Press Releases

Assembly Passes Bill to Combat Foreign Interference in Elections

Albany, NY – Following widespread foreign interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, the New York State Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to ensure New York’s elections are protected from similar cyber-attacks. The Democracy Protection Act...

Lupardo, Garnar Urge Spectrum Cable to Resume Negotiations with Northwest Broadcasting

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar issued a letter Friday to Charter Spectrum President & CEO Tom Rutledge urging the cable company to resume contract negotiations with Northwest Broadcasting. The previous...

Lupardo, O’Mara File Expanded Student Journalist Free Speech Act

Albany, NY – A new bill filed by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara would expand First Amendment rights for high school and college journalists by creating the “Student Journalist Free Speech Act.” The proposed legislation, stemming...

Lupardo, Akshar detail efforts to combat impaired driving in NYS

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar joined local law enforcement officials Friday to discuss their ongoing work to help crack down on impaired driving across New York State. Last year, the two Southern Tier legislators were successful...

Small Town Plays Big Role in Suffrage Movement

Frigid temperatures and blustery winds; the weather on Friday was eerily similar to the conditions a hundred years prior on the same date in the same place. The difference: the women at the old Village Hall in Lisle on January 5, 1918 were there to make...

Lupardo, CHOW Announce Details of Grant to Support Food Pantries

Binghamton, NY – At its warehouse in Binghamton Thursday, representatives from the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) joined Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo to announce details of new funding to support food pantries throughout the community. ...

Governor Signs Bill Creating Senior Tourism Attractions Program

New York’s thriving tourism industry is poised to continue growing with the creation of a new program through a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. The Governor signed into law Monday legislation sponsored by Lupardo and Senator...

Aging Chairs Express Concern over Veto of Elder Abuse Hotline, Vow to Keep Up the Fight

Albany, NY – Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D – Binghamton), Chairs of the Legislature’s Aging Committees expressed their concern today for the safety of New York’s seniors following the Governor’s...

Frequently Asked Questions about the Broome Developmental Center Project

Background on the Repurposing Project In the Fall of 2016, in response to the ongoing heroin epidemic across the Southern Tier and the state, Senator Fred Akshar, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Cliff Crouch approached the New York State...

Lupardo Honors 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

On this date in 1917, men across the state entered the polls and voted to give women in New York the same right. Nearly 70 years after the movement began in Seneca Falls in 1848, voters approved the New York suffrage amendment by 100 thousand votes; in...

Broome-Tioga Civil Air Patrol Moves to Greater Binghamton Airport

Binghamton, NY – After being displaced from the Greater Binghamton Health Center Campus the Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has relocated to the Greater Binghamton Airport. Thanks to assistance from Broome County Executive...

Lupardo, Goodwill Theater Announce $250K Grant

Johnson City, NY – In the heart of Johnson City’s planned Health & Cultural Innovation District Wednesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Goodwill Theater, Inc. CEO Naima Kradjian announced details of a $250,000 grant to stabilize and rehabilitate...

Lupardo, Rural Health Network Announce Regional Opioid Initiative

Binghamton, NY – Joined by Rural Health Network of South Central New York (RHNSCNY) Monday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced details of a $100,000 grant that will support a regional initiative to combat the opioid epidemic. The funding, secured...

Lupardo, Akshar Recognized for Statewide Leadership on STOP-DWI

Niagara Falls, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar were each presented the William T. Smith Award Monday during the annual New York State Highway Safety Conference in Niagara Falls. The two representatives from Broome County...

Governor Signs Lupardo/Serino Bill to Protect Seniors from Abuse

Albany, NY – With elder abuse emerging as one of the most underreported crimes in the country, New York State is taking action to protect seniors from instances of abuse through legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Sue Serino....

BTSAC Seeks Volunteers for 1913 Binghamton Suffrage Parade Reenactment

As part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York State, the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee announced Thursday details of its signature Broome County event, the 1913 Binghamton Suffrage...

Local Seniors Wow the Crowd at Inaugural Lip Sync Challenge

Dressed as their favorite artists, local seniors stole the show at the inaugural Lip Sync Challenge on August 24th. Performers mouthed the words to songs spanning the decades as a way to raise money for Action for Older Persons. Funding was generated...

Lupardo Announces $100,000 Grant for Endicott History & Heritage Center

Endicott, NY – To help preserve Endicott’s vast and rich history, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined the Old Village of Union Historical Society Monday to announce details of a $100 thousand Assembly capital grant. Funding will be used as part of...

Broome’s First Industrial Hemp Crop Planted

Broome County, NY – Broome County’s first industrial hemp crop in over 80 years is in the ground at Nanticoke Gardens. The owners of Nanticoke Gardens joined Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Gloria...

2017 End of Session Update

The NYS Legislature recently wrapped up our legislative session for 2017. I wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with ten highlights of the work we accomplished this year after the budget was passed; some are bills that I specifically sponsored....