2017 Legislative Wrap Up

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The NYS Legislature recently wrapped up our legislative session for 2017. I wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with ten highlights of the work we accomplished this year after the budget was passed; some are bills that I specifically sponsored. Please feel to contact my office if you have any questions about these or any other measures before … Read More

State Legislature proclaims Sock Out Cancer Day in NYS

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On Tuesday, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a resolution to proclaim Sock Out Cancer Day in the state of New York in conjuction with the observation of National Cancer Survivors Day. Sock Out Cancer is a community effort to benefit families of those battling cancer through a community partnership with the foundations of Lourdes Hospital and United … Read More

Lupardo introduces bill to create Senior Tourism Program

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Activities, promotions across the state encourage ‘aging in style’ (ALBANY, NY) – Following the success of similar programs in the state and abroad, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced Monday that she introduced a new bill to promote tourism among seniors. The creation of a New York Senior Tourism Program will allow the state to take advantage of its growing tourism industry … Read More

eNews: May’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from May 2017. 1. COL. DAVID IRELAND MEMORIAL HIGHWAY DEDICATED On May 18th, the Col. David Ireland Memorial Highway was dedicated in Binghamton. This portion of NY Route 434 honors the memory and legacy of Col. Ireland and the 137th NY Volunteer Infantry, who courageously defended Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg against a Rebel attack … Read More

Col. David Ireland Memorial Highway dedicated

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(BINGHAMTON, NY) – 154 years after they trained for battle on Binghamton’s south side, a portion of NY 434 was officially designated in honor of the men of the 137th NY Volunteer Infantry. Named for their commander, the Col. David Ireland Memorial Highway was dedicated Thursday evening as descendants of the men of the 137th NY looked on. Assemblywoman Donna … Read More

eNews: April’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from the month of April. 1. GOVERNOR CONVENES HEMP SUMMIT: The state’s first ever Industrial Hemp Summit was convened at Cornell University on April 18th. This is the culmination of my efforts to bring together government, academia, farmers, and businesses to plan for the full scale development of this new agricultural commodity. New York … Read More

eNews: NYS 2017-18 Budget Edition

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Below are highlights from the enacted 2017-18 State Budget. 1. INVESTING IN EDUCATION The 2017-18 State Budget includes an increase of $1 billion (4.1%) in education aid for a total of $25.7 billion Foundation aid is increased by $700 million, for a total of $17.2 billion $95.6 million is included for public libraries across NYS, restoring a $9 million cut … Read More

BTSAC, Girl Scouts unveil 100th Suffrage Anniversary patch

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(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Joining together at the Roberson Museum and Science Center Monday, the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee (BTSAC) and the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways unveiled a brand new patch celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Girl Scouts throughout New York will be eligible to earn the patch by completing a variety of activities … Read More

eNews: March’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from the month of March. Typically, the March update includes information that was included in the final state budget, but I’m sure you know that the Legislature and the Governor were unable to come to an agreement on the 2017-18 State Budget by the April 1st deadline. While others suggested waiting to finish the … Read More

Broome & Tioga Counties encourage residents to help decorate the community to celebrate women’s suffrage

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As part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee (BTSAC) is encouraging local businesses and residents to decorate their buildings and homes with the colors of the suffrage movement. BTSAC is in the process of ordering decorative, yellow, white, and purple bunting that will hang from facades … Read More