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Bill to Address Volunteer Fire Recruitment Signed into Law

Facing a downward trend in members in recent years, volunteer fire departments are getting help from the state to boost their numbers. A bill cosponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and signed into law on November 11th, creates a Task Force on Volunteer...

Holiday Giving Boxes to Help Feed Families in Need

With an increased demand for food assistance this year, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, and CHOW are teaming up to provide meals for families facing hunger this holiday season. The Holiday Giving Box initiative...

Letter from Ag Chairs to USDA Regarding Interim Final Rule on the US Domestic Hemp Production Program

The Honorable Sonny PerdueSecretary, United States Department of Agriculture1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20250Dear Secretary Perdue:We are writing to express our concerns over the Interim Rule being proposed by the USDA regarding the growing...

Child Care Day of Action Leads to Release of CARES Act Funding

Following a day of advocacy across the state, the Governor's Office has released CARES Act funding to support the reopening and expansion of childcare programming throughout New York. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo helped organize a statewide Child Care...

Testimony Submitted by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Agriculture, to the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act Wage Board Hearing

Thank you for allowing me to submit testimony regarding the overtime threshold for farm workers in New York State. As you may know, I did not support the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practice Act when it passed in 2019, where farm laborers were given overtime...

Letter to the Governor Urging Guidance for State's 30,000 Estheticians

Legislators Rally Around Child Care During Statewide Day of Action

Johnson City, NY – Assemblymembers and Senators from across the state banded together Thursday to rally in support of the childcare industry. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo helped organize the statewide Child Care Day of Action, which included public...

Legislature Gives Autocycle Bill the Green Light

Albany, NY – Drivers of autocycles would no longer need a motorcycle license under legislation passed by the State Legislature. The bill (A5390/S4580), sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tim Kennedy, passed the State Senate Thursday;...

Bill that Aims to Make New York's Food Supply Chain More Resilient Passes Legislature

Albany, NY – Legislation designed to improve the resiliency of New York's food supply chain passed both houses of the State Legislature this week. The bill (A10607/S8561) from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger, the Agriculture...

UE Senior Awarded NYS Italian-American Legislators' Scholarship

Endicott, NY – A Union-Endicott senior has been chosen as the winner of the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators' Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Academic Scholarship. Johnathen Rockwell was nominated by Assemblywoman...
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