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Budget Marathon Comes to a Finish for New York

After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate and Gov. Cuomo finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2020-21 budget. Due at midnight on Wednesday, April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately...

EMS and 911 Dispatch is Essential in COVID-19 Crisis

To Our Friends in the First Responder Community,Since Gov. Cuomo has announced the 100 percent workforce reduction of all non-essential businesses, I’ve heard many of you expressing your concern and dismay about EMS and 911 dispatch not being listed...

State Supports Expecting Mothers & Support Person During Childbirth

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report Gov. Cuomo recently signed an executive order with a directive which clarified a previous order barring all visitors in hospitals as a response to COVID-19. The new directive clarified that...

Looking at the Future to Build Healthcare Openness and Access

According to the 2020 Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) report pre-released by the Mercatus Center, New York is ranked 49 out of 51 (50 states plus Washington D.C.) in terms of overall openness and access to healthcare. “I'm pleased...

Byrne Pushes to Protect Physicians in State Budget

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pushing for continued support in the state budget to prevent the state's high malpractice insurance costs from being pushed onto physicians. Currently, the Medicaid Redesign Team II is proposing a $52 million...

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