Press Releases

More Taxes, Less Funding for Veterans & No Permanent Property Tax Cap

“While I’m glad the Assembly majority’s proposed one-house budget resolution removed much of the governor’s controversial policy proposals from the budget, I remain concerned for a number of reasons. “First, I am disappointed...

Byrne Welcomes State’s Investment in State Roadways, But Says More Work Still Needed

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report the Governor’s office has announced a statewide commitment to invest $128 million, provided by the state’s PAVE NY Initiative, into 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately...

Byrne: Local Roads Matter! Support CHIPS!

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to join his colleagues from the Assembly and the Senate, alongside county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across the state for a “Local Road Matter” rally on...

Byrne Pushes for $4.2 Billion in Tax Relief for New Yorkers

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to join his Assembly Minority colleagues this morning for a press conference regarding the Conference’s 2019 budget priorities. At the press conference, Byrne spoke about keeping the Middle-Class...

Byrne Pushes for Funding for Joseph P. Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to join his colleagues with the NYS Senate this morning for a press conference regarding the restoration of funding to the Joseph P. Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program. This program connects veterans, active...

Byrne Opposes Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal To Hike Local Taxes

“Gov. Cuomo’s 30-day amendments to his proposed budget demonstrate he is not serious about reducing property taxes. Rather than restoring state aid to localities, the governor now proposes that the state mandate county governments to pay for...

Governor Ignores Why New Yorkers are Fleeing

“We’ve been sounding the alarm about this from the very beginning,” said Byrne. “Now the executive has admitted that top income earners are fleeing the state because of an income tax revenue shortfall. Gov. Cuomo can predictably continue...

Permanent Property Tax Cap Passed in Senate but is Blocked in Assembly

Last week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) voted to bring an amendment to the floor which would make New York state’s current property tax cap permanent. Identical legislation was passed the prior week by the Majority controlled Senate...

Supporting the Child Victims Act and Serving Justice

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to seek justice against their abuser. Yesterday I voted ‘yes’ to pass the Child Victims Act to help those who suffered horrific child abuse get the justice they deserve. I’ve supported this legislation...

New York’s Infrastructure: A Report on Fortifying Our Roads, Bridges and Water Systems

Editor’s Note: https://youtu.be/cyAtKhppxks Click Here for an .mp4 file of Assemblyman Byrne’s interview for immediate use Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a press conference earlier this morning alongside New York State Assembly...

Media Meet & Greet with Assemblyman Byrne

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) will be hosting a Meet & Greet Luncheon to officially introduce Lauren Klose, his new press coordinator, to all media contacts. Additionally, Byrne will be available to answer questions the media has regarding...

Assembly Majority Shuts Down Rules Reform

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) presented the committee bill removal prohibition (E.31) resolution on Wednesday, January 23.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and other members of the Assembly Minority Conference recently presented a set of amendments to bring ethics reform and transparency to New York’s government. Unfortunately, the Assembly Majority blocked...

Legal New Yorkers Get Mountains of Student Loan Debt, Illegal Immigrants Get ‘Free’ College

“The DREAM Act presents two major issues, using taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants and college affordability for our state’s legal residents. While I continue to believe every human life has value and deserves the opportunity...

Assemblyman Byrne Debates against Abortion Expansion

“I opposed the ‘Reproductive Health Act’ and debated against the legislation both on the Assembly floor and in committee. I found the most offensive part of this legislation to be the seemingly generic exemption to permit late-term abortions,...

Assemblyman Byrne Helps Provide Assistance to Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce bill (A.881) has passed the Assembly. Originally introduced by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City), Byrne co-sponsored the bill which would allow local governments to grant temporary...

Byrne: Where is the Governor Getting All This Money?

Editor’s Note: Visit (https://youtu.be/JvR99j7fAEM) for an .mp4 file of Assemblyman Byrne’s interview for immediate use “I was encouraged to hear Governor Cuomo share our mutual priorities to make the property tax cap permanent, provide...

Byrne Welcomes New Press Coordinator to Team

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is excited to welcome his new press coordinator, Lauren Klose, into his Assembly team. Lauren is a Long Island native who relocated to upstate New York to work for the Assembly Minority Conference in 2017. She...

Byrne Eager to Work across the Aisle for 2019 Legislative Session

“The 2019 Legislative Session has begun and there is a challenging road ahead due to the large amount of work we still have to do.  As more and more people flee New York, we see the negative effects of out-migration and population...

Byrne Takes Oath of Office to Begin Second Term

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was sworn into office on December 31, 2018 by Putnam County Judge James Reitz, kicking off his second term representing the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. The swearing in took place at the Putnam...

New York Farm Bureau Names Byrne to 2018 ‘Circle Of Friends’

Albany, NY – New York Farm Bureau has released its annual “Circle of Friends,” naming Assemblyman Kevin Byrne among the distinguished list of New York State Legislators for the second year in a row. The award is an indication...