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Assemblyman Burke: Assembly Budget Proposal Supports Students, WNY Communities

Assemblyman Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that the Assembly budget proposal boosts education spending, protects a critical state funding source for town and village governments and finances infrastructure projects across the state. “Our budget...

Assemblyman Burke Proposes ‘Lake Erie Bill of Rights’ to Protect Lake From Harmful Pollution

Assemblyman Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he introduced legislation granting Lake Erie the legal right to exist, which would allow citizens to sue on the lake’s behalf if it is in danger of major environmental harm (A.6313). “Lake Erie...

Assemblymember Burke Named Chair of Subcommittee on DEC Oversight

Assemblymember Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he has been appointed chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Oversight of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).“In the Assembly, we want to ensure that New York State is taking every...

Assemblymember Burke: High-Stakes Testing Shouldn’t Determine Teacher Evaluations

Assemblymember Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he helped pass legislation removing the mandate that state-created or administered assessments be used for teacher and principal evaluations, leaving the decision about what evaluation system works best...

Assemblymember Burke Continues Fight Against Conversion Therapy for Minors

Assemblymember Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced he helped pass legislation to ban mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change the sexual orientation of a patient, known as “conversion therapy,” when the person is under the...

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