Press Releases

Area State Legislators Renew Call to Reopen Schools

Elmira, N.Y. — State lawmakers from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions today renewed their call for Governor Andrew Cuomo to give the go-ahead to allow all schools to return to full-time, in-person classroom instruction.The move has...

Byrnes: Release Federal Funds To Help Landlords

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined colleagues from the state Legislature today in calling on the governor to release $1.3 billion being withheld in federal rent relief aid. These monies were designed to assist landlords and tenants....

Byrnes: Curfew Is Last Call for Local Employers in Need of Relief

“Our restaurants and bars are the bread and butter businesses along our main streets in rural, small towns across New York. They are also, collectively, some of our largest employers. Despite scientific evidence proving they are not responsible...

Byrnes: Assembly Majority Budget Will Tax New Yorkers Out

“Talk about getting pushed out! That’s exactly what this budget does to the hardworking men and women of our state by imposing more than $14 billion in new taxes and raising spending to a record level of over $2 billion. With the investment...

Byrnes on National Guard Black Hawk Crash in Mendon

“It is with a heavy heart that I express my sympathies to the National Guard soldiers who lost their lives last night. They died serving their country, and all of us. Thank you to all our firefighters and first responders who responded to the scene....

Play Ball: Byrnes Calls on Gov To Reopen Youth Sports

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) announced this week that she is sponsoring new legislation to compel the state departments of Education and Health to allow all interscholastic sports programs to resume this year. Sports programs would include...

Byrnes To Gov: Get NY Back to Work

The two priorities of our state must be public health and economic health; however, without jobs the state of our state will remain dire. What the governor needs to do is get, or allow people to get, back to work immediately and safely. The state must...

Byrnes Appointed to Ethics Committee

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) has been appointed to serve on the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee, which reviews internal complaints and allegations of potential ethical violations, as well as sets standards for members of the state...

Byrnes Announces Library Construction Awards

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) today announced the New York State Education Department and New York State Library Association have approved construction awards to public libraries in the 133rd Assembly District. Awards are supported throughout...

Byrnes Sponsors Highway for Veterans

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) and Sen. George Borrello (R,C,IP,LIBT) sponsored legislation in both chambers of the state Legislature to designate a portion of State Route 63 in the Town of North Dansville as the “North Dansville Veterans...

Byrnes Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Volunteer Departments

Pictured from Left to Right: Co-Captain of Nunda Ambulance John Thompson, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes and Nunda Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Bogardus.
This week, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) received 100 gallons of ‘NYS Clean’ hand sanitizer. She is distributing the hand sanitizer to all volunteer fire departments, volunteer ambulance companies, and police departments in her...

Byrnes Demands Immediate Avon Intervention

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is again demanding immediate intervention in Hurlbut’s Avon Nursing and Rehabilitation from Gov. Cuomo and the New York state Department of Health. Byrnes previously called for universal testing of staff...

Byrnes Fights for Elderly, Calls for Nursing Home Investigation

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) was joined today by Sen. Patrick Gallivan (R,C,IP,RFM) to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York state Attorney GeneralLetitia James and state Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to investigate safety...

Byrnes’ Spirits Not Dampened by Disappointing Budget

After a long week of state budget proceedings, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) today expressed disdain with the rushed process of the budget, as well as its contents. The 2020-21 State Budget failed to focus on real needs in this time of...

Byrnes Fighting For Relief during Covid-19 Outbreak

“Due to the current climate we are all experiencing, I want to assure New Yorkers that we are working for you,” said Byrnes. “Last week, we voted on a paid sick leave bill in response to the restrictions placed on employees during this...

Byrnes Urges Cuomo to Rethink Energy Projects

In these times of crisis and with the April 1 deadline quickly approaching, Albany should be focused on a bare-bones budget. Still, I fear that the governor will try to push unnecessary policy when money should be strictly allocated to keep our economy...

Byrnes Raises Concerns Over Green Energy Projects

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) yesterday hosted a press conference to discuss Gov. Cuomo’s proposed large-scale solar and wind projects. The governor’s green energy project legislation is being fast-tracked to pass in the 2020-21...

Byrnes: Not All Roads Lead To Cuomo

Editor’s note: Click here for a video clip https://youtu.be/v-We0ltotzA of Assemblywoman Byrnes on CHIPS funding Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) today joined fellow legislators and local highway superintendents at the Consolidated Local...

Byrnes Demands Cuomo Give Closing Prisons One Year Notice

Editor’s note: Click here for a video clip https://youtu.be/4W-7aEakjX8 of Assemblywoman Byrnes on Prison Closures Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is raising concerns about the abrupt closure of correctional facilities around the state...

Byrnes Stands With Congressman Tom Reed in Amending Green Light Law

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) stood up today against the Green Light Law. The Green Light Law allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses while simultaneously denying federal immigration officials access to state DMV records....