Assemblywoman Lupardo to host annual Martini Party

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Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will welcome supporters at her 14th Annual Martini Party this Thursday. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City and will feature hors d’oeuvres, dinner, desserts, and of course signature martinis for all guests. Lupardo, who Chairs the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, notes that New York spirits, wines, and beer … Read More

e-News: April 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from April 2019. 1. IMPORTANCE OF HOME HEALTH RECOGNIZED LOCALLY & IN ALBANY: An essential part of our healthcare system is the care provided to seniors at home. Home health aides care for seniors, helping them avoid more expensive hospital and nursing home care. On April 18th, I attended a luncheon honoring these hardworking … Read More

Student Press Day Brings Young Journalists to State Capitol

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High school students to advocate for Student Journalist Free Speech Act (ALBANY, NY) — Student journalists from six high schools around New York State gathered at the State Capitol Tuesday as part of Student Press Day. The focus of their advocacy was the Student Journalist Free Speech Act, a bill which was discussed in meetings with legislators throughout the day … Read More

UE Senior Named Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

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National Program Honors Top High School Seniors in the Country (ENDICOTT, NY) – A Union-Endicott High School Senior has been named one of just a few hundred semifinalists from around the country for the national Presidential Scholars Program. Jared Welch was nominated by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo for the program’s Career and Technical Education component. Welch was one of approximately four … Read More

eNews: March 2019

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Below are items of interest from the 2019-20 State Budget. 1. TAX CAP MADE PERMANENT: The final budget makes the state property tax cap permanent, limiting the annual growth of local property taxes to two percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower. This cap, which was set to expire at the end of next year, was implemented in … Read More

State budget sweetens NY maple industry

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Mobile exhibit, educational outreach funded             (ALBANY, NY) – The newly adopted state budget provides funding to continue the promotion of the nation’s second-largest maple industry. In addition to its annual $225,000 allotment, the NYS Maple Producers’ Association received a one-time allocation of $63,000 to expand educational outreach throughout New York. “Maple is one of the state’s fastest growing industries … Read More

eNews: February 2019

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1. ENDICOTT EYESORE COMES DOWN: A sign of a growing Village when first built, the Endicott Inn on Washington Avenue has been a symbol of decline for many years now. On February 25th, I joined some of my local colleagues and the Marchuska Brothers as the demolition of this eyesore began. The State and private companies are investing money nearby … Read More

Agriculture Committee Chairs: Procurement Changes for NY Military Bases Would Harm Dairy Farmers

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Letter Calls on Defense Commissary Agency to Reconsider (Albany, NY) – State Senator Jen Metzger and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo are calling on the Department of Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to reconsider a proposal that would hurt New York’s dairy farmers. In a joint letter sent this week, the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committees say they’re opposed to … Read More

eNews: January 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from January 2019. 1. GOVERNOR DELIVERS BUDGET & STATE OF THE STATE MESSAGE: On January 5th, we got a look at the Governor’s agenda for the year as he delivered his combined budget address and State of the State message. It’s now up to the Legislature to examine the details and help finalize a … Read More