Press Releases

Byrne Weighs In On Passage of State Budget

“As we reflect on the passage of another state budget in Albany, we once again see how profoundly flawed and lacking in transparency the budget process has become. “Unfortunately, this year’s budget falls woefully short in providing...

Byrne Calls for Tax Relief and Fiscal Responsibility in State Budget

“Despite statewide calls for fiscal restraint and tax relief for working-class families, this year’s one-house Assembly budget resolution contains the same sky-high spending, unfunded mandates and misplaced policy initiatives that have resulted...

Byrne Takes State Leadership to Task At Joint Legislative Budget Hearing On Transportation

At the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Transportation, his first hearing since being named to the Assembly Committee on Transportation, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) wasted no time in addressing some of his constituents’ most pressing...

Byrne Assigned To Assembly Transportation Committee

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced this week that freshmen lawmaker Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) has been tapped as the newest member of the state Assembly’s Transportation Committee. Byrne serves as the only Putnam County representative...

Byrne Urges Accountability, Fiscal Responsibility Following Governor’s Budget Presentation

“Gov. Cuomo stood behind a podium that featured a sign reading “Stand United to Fight for New York” during his budget proposal earlier this week. Unfortunately, his insistence on blaming the federal government for New York’s tax woes,...

Byrne Weighs In On State Of The State Address

“In his 2011 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo acknowledged the role our state’s tax system plays in driving young people and business owners to seek greener pastures elsewhere, saying New York, “has no future as the tax capitol of...

Byrne Named to New York Farm Bureau’s ‘Circle of Friends’

On December 21, the New York Farm Bureau named Kevin Byrne as one of the state lawmakers in its annual ‘Circle of Friends.’ Each year, this honor is bestowed on New York state legislators who demonstrate a profound commitment to supporting the...

Byrne Weighs in on a Future without Indian Point

CORTLANDT -- On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, members of the New York State Indian Point Closure Task Force met again at the Cotlandt Town Hall for updates and reports on the plant’s pending closure. At the meeting, New York Independent System...

Byrne, Murphy Conclude Successful Holiday Food Drive

This week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Terrence Murphy visited the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown and the Brewster Community Food Pantry to distribute donations collected during their holiday food drive. The extremely successful effort collected...

Byrne Helps Expand Benefits For Combat Veterans

On November 11, Gov. Cuomo signed and approved legislation amending military law to provide additional paid leave for state workers with combat experience. The bill, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac), represents a big step forward...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Celebrates Summer Reading Challenge Participants

On Tuesday, October 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a special pizza party celebration to commemorate the accomplishments of local children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 15 students from local...

Murphy and Byrne cheer Gov signing of cancer coverage bill for firefighters

Albany, NY – No one volunteers to get cancer. Volunteer firefighters fighting cancer have found that battling a health crisis with limited medical coverage can be just as daunting as running into a burning building. A bill giving firefighters the...

Byrne Hosts Movie Screening For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

On Saturday, October 14, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a special movie event for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The free event, presented in partnership with Green Chimneys, Putnam ARC and Carmel Cinema,...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Attends Nys Fallen Firefighters Memorial

On Monday, October 10, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) attended this year’s NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at the Empire State Plaza. The event, which commemorated the addition of 118 new names to the monument, offered...

Byrne and Serino Host Yellow Dot Safety Event

A special informational session regarding the New York State Sheriff Association’s Yellow Dot safety program, hosted by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Putnam County Friendship Center in Putnam...

Byrne and Serino Host Yellow Dot Safety Event

A special informational session regarding the New York State Sheriff Association’s Yellow Dot safety program, hosted by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Putnam County Friendship Center in Putnam...

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Byrne Delivers $13,000 In Aid To Mahopac Public Library

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced today that he has successfully provided the Mahopac Public Library with an additional $13,000 in state aid through New York state’s bullet aid program. The Mahopac Public Library announced...

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Byrne Sponsored Bill Banning Electronic Cigarettes on School Campuses Receives Governor’s Signature

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced that on July 25, 2017 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation A.611/S.750 that immediately banned the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York. Byrne is a...