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Assemblyman Burke’s Bill Would Ensure Buffalo Bills Stadium Discussions are Open, Transparent

Assemblyman Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he introduced legislation requiring the advisory committee tasked with determining potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium to follow the state’s open meetings law (A.8261).“Western New...

Assemblyman Burke’s Letter to Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker

Assemblyman Burke Passes Legislation to Prevent Infectious Disease Outbreaks at Nursing Homes

The legislation passed yesterday (A.6057-A) will create an audit checklist that evaluates the competency of nursing homes in relation to infection control, personal protective equipment (PPE), staffing, clinical care and communication.“When an individual...

Assemblyman Burke: Skyway Demolition was Ill Conceived; Real Transformation is Restoring Humboldt Parkway and Rebuilding Buffalo’s Long-Lost Electrified Streetcar System

“I was thrilled to see that the organizing efforts of my team and the hard work of the Skyway Club paid off today with the news that the parties leading the charge to tear down the Skyway are backing away from the issue for the time being. I have...

Assemblyman Burke Passes Legislation Aiming to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics on College Campuses

Assemblyman Pat Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that a bill he sponsored to encourage the elimination of single-use plastics on SUNY and CUNY campuses has passed the Assembly (A.7564). The bill would require the boards of trustees for SUNY and CUNY schools...

Assemblyman Burke Secures Funding for Western New York Domestic Violence Programs

Assemblyman Patrick Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he helped secure $50,000 in funding for the University at Buffalo School of Law – Family Violence & Women’s Rights (FVWR) Clinic and $100,000 for the Family Justice Center of Erie County...

Assemblyman Burke Passes Safe Staffing Legislation to Better Protect Western NY Nurses and Patients

Assemblyman Patrick Burke (D-Buffalo) announced that he passed legislation to improve nurse staffing levels in New York State health care facilities and increase accountability and transparency at hospitals, a cause he’s been fighting for since...

Assemblyman Burke: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Environmental Protection a Priority in SFY 2021-22 Budget

“Today, I voted for a proposal that includes an increase of $100 million in funding over the proposed executive budget for a total of $400 million for the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). While this is just one step of the process...

Assemblyman Burke Voted to Revoke Governor’s Emergency Powers

“Today, I voted to immediately revoke the emergency powers that were granted to the governor last year and prohibit him from issuing any new directives. It is time for the legislature to take its power back and restore checks and balances of state...

Assemblyman Burke: Prioritize Public Transit Over Misguided Skyway Teardown

In 2019, New York State completed a $29 million rehabilitation of the Skyway.[1] Motorists who dealt with congestion on their commute and residents who dealt with congestion in their neighborhoods were relieved construction was finally over.In 2007, the...
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