Press Releases

Governor's Power Amid Pandemic Still Unchecked as Legislative Reform is Shot Down by One-Party Rule

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is displeased to announce legislative reforms introduced by the Assembly Minority Conference by Assemblyman Andrew Goodell (R,C,I- Chautaugua) and co-sponsored by Byrne, which would have installed greater legislative...

Byrne Joins Assembly Colleagues to Ensure Death Benefits Get to Families of Municipal Frontline Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that after much advocacy from front line public workers and his colleagues in the Assembly, early Friday morning he voted in favor and helped pass legislation (A.10528) to guarantee that families...

New Yorkers Can't Afford to Ignore Dental Health

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that as the Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly's Committee on Health, he joined colleagues led by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref-Brooklyn, Staten Island) in requesting...

Byrne: Don't Punish Out-Of-State Healthcare Workers Who Answered Our Plea for Help

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce his full support and co-sponsorship of legislation introduced by Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville) and Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) which would waive state income taxes for...

Byrne Calls for 'Jump-Start New York' Initiative

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref- Mahopac) is pleased to announce the Assembly Minority Conference has introduced the Jump-Start New York initiative to stimulate the economy and assist New Yorkers who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Based off...

Jump-Start New York

Positive Train Control Finally Completed in Hudson Region

In early March, the MTA and Metro-North completed full implementation of positive train control (PTC) on both the Hudson and Harlem lines. For those who have been following this issue closely, this is something that I have been pushing for consistently...

April is Donate Life Month

In honor of April being National Donate Life Month, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is encouraging New Yorkers to consider registering as an organ and tissue donor. Last year, the Assembly passed a resolution to declare April as Donate Life...

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...

Byrne Calls for Budget without New Controversial Policy Changes

“As we approach the April 1 budget deadline, we continue to confront a public health crisis as well as a looming economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus pandemic. This is why it is critical, now more than ever before, that we...

Byrne Supports Assistance for Families Quarantined Due to COVID-19

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is proud to announce bipartisan legislation (A.10153) which extends New York’s paid family leave program to those who are under government-mandated quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak, passed the Assembly...

Byrne Proposes Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is joining his Assembly colleagues in proposing the “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020.” The act would provide immediate relief and assistance to small business owners and their employees...

Byrne Calls for Greater Investment in State & Local Transportation Infrastructure

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined his colleagues with the Assembly and Senate, alongside hundreds of local highway workers, advocacy groups and other governmental officials, for a rally on Wednesday, March 4 calling for the increase to CHIP
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined colleagues from the Assembly and Senate for the annual “Local Roads Matter” rally on March 4 highlighting the need for greater investment in our state and local transportation infrastructure....

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Organization Visits Assembly

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined (from left to right) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) in introducing Eileen New and Susan Salamone from Drug Crisis in Our Backyard to the Assembly floor on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to introduce Susan Salamone and Eileen New from Drug Crisis in Our Backyard to the Assembly floor on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Joining him in introducing the local women whose organization advocates for people...

Byrne Welcomes Rev. Casey Carbone to Give Opening Prayer

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Reverend Casey Carbone
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) welcomed Rev. Casey Carbone to Albany on February 11, where he gave the opening prayer for the Assembly that day. Carbone, a pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac, is passionate about the convergence...

Byrne Concerned Green Light Law Threatens National Security

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a press conference regarding the dangers the Green Light Law poses to New York on Monday, Feb. 24.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a press conference this week regarding the Green Light Law (A.3675B) and Gov. Cuomo’s threats to deny law enforcement access to the DMV database. In attendance were members of the State...