Lupardo, CCE Team Up for Victory Gardens for Broome

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Project Encourages Home Gardening, Supports Local Businesses With planting season beginning, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County are sponsoring an initiative to encourage residents to start their own gardens. Victory Gardens for Broome will launch at the Broome Country Regional Farmers Market this weekend, providing seed packs and information from the expert staff at CCE Broome. … Read More

eNews: March 2020

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I hope you are staying well during this health crisis. My thoughts are with each and every one of you. My staff and I are working remotely and have been fielding hundreds of calls and emails from constituents. We are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. This month’s eNews is devoted to updates on … Read More

Lupardo, Humane Society Team Up for Pet Food Drive

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Provides Information on Animal Care and Safety (BINGHAMTON, NY) – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced Friday she is teaming up with the Broome County Humane Society for a pet food drive to support animal owners in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lupardo chairs the Assembly Committee on Agriculture which oversees animal welfare policy. “I’m grateful to be partnering with the … Read More

COVID-19: Resources for Schools, Teachers, & Students

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With schools closed for at least the next several weeks, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is compiling a list of resources that teachers, students, and parents can access remotely to ensure the continuation of learning during this disruption. The list will be continuously updated. If you have information to add to this site, please email lupardod@nyassembly.gov and it will be added. Guidance … Read More

An Update from Assemblywoman Lupardo Regarding COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, my office is committed to assisting constituents in any way we can. My staff and I are in continuous contact with the Governor’s Office and state agencies, as well as the County Executive and local officials to make sure we have the most up to date information. For the foreseeable future, my office will be … Read More

eNews: February 2020

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Here are the Top 5 items from February 2020 1. ANNUAL CONSTITUENT SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE: Right now, we’re in the middle of negotiating the State Budget and also reviewing important policies such as the recently enacted criminal justice reforms. But, as our legislative session progresses, it would be helpful to know what you think about specific topics that are being … Read More

Assemblymember Lupardo and Senator Metzger Host Discussion on Soil Health with Key Stakeholders From Across the State

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Albany, NY…On Wednesday, February 5, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Metzger, Chairs of the Assembly & Senate Agriculture Committees hosted a roundtable discussion on the importance of soil health. Attendees included farmers, farm organizations, environmentalist groups, experts from Cornell University, the Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Commissioner Ball and staff, along with representatives from the Soil Health Institute, New York … Read More

eNews: January 2020

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The Top 5 Items from January 2020: 1. EXAMINING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFROM: Last year’s budget included legislation to change the state’s bail and discovery laws. The goal of these reforms was to create a fairer criminal justice system for everyone, regardless of their financial situation. For a long list of crimes, bail was always an option, but many could not … Read More

Craft Beer Tastings to be Tax-Free Under New Law

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Lupardo/May Bill Latest Effort to Grow NYS Craft Beverage Industry (ALBANY, NY) – A taste of one of New York’s most popular beverages will now come tax-free following legislation that was signed into law Monday. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Rachel May authored the legislation that exempts samples of beer from sales tax in tasting rooms throughout the state. “We’ve … Read More

Lupardo, Breslin Renew Push for Consumers’ Right to Repair

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Legislation would allow users & retailers to access repair information (ALBANY, NY) – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Neil Breslin joined advocates Tuesday to renew their push for “Right to Repair” legislation in New York State. The legislators have reintroduced their bill (A7416/S6309) that would require diagnostic and repair information for electronic parts and equipment to be available to independent … Read More