eNews: August 2021

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Dear e-News Reader: It’s hard to believe that August is over and Fall is right around the corner. The Summer had it’s challenges, but there were also many bright spots. I’m glad to live in a community where people stayed safe while attending the many outdoor events, farmers markets and other activities that were available. I also wanted to provide … Read More

eNews: July 2021

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1. Gloria Poff Remembered Gloria Poff, my Chief of Staff, passed away on Saturday, July 24th after a brief illness. We lost our guide, our problem-solver, cherished co-worker and dearest friend. For over 14 years of dedicated service, she made a positive difference in the lives of so many. Gloria provided assistance to thousands of constituents, local businesses, municipalities, and … Read More

eNews: June 2021

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1. Legislative Session Wrap-Up The end of the legislative session tends to be a sprint as many bills are finalized. Each year, I try to strike a balance, providing a critically important Upstate perspective. I often hear from constituents who want to know what I was able to accomplish. What’s often missing from view is the damage that was prevented, … Read More

eNews: May 2021

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1. COVID NUMBERS IMPROVING; RESTRICTIONS LOOSENING: We’ve been making real progress in reducing the spread of COVID-19 with the Southern Tier leading the way with the number of people vaccinated. Appointments for vaccines are easy to get, and walk-ins are being taken at state-run vaccination sites. To everyone’s credit, the number of new COVID cases in Broome County is declining, … Read More

eNews: April 2021

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1. BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS: Due to better than expected revenues and aid from the federal government, we were able to invest in New York’s recovery with measures such as further phasing in a middle-class income tax cut, a $2.4 billion fund for rent and mortgage relief, and $1 billion for a Small Business Recovery Fund. We were also able to make … Read More

Agriculture Chairs Secure Record Funding for New York Agriculture in FY 2022 State Budget

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ALBANY, NY – Record levels of funding for agriculture are included in the New York State Budget, finalized by the Legislature on Wednesday. The two Agriculture Chairs in the State Legislature, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo worked to successfully secure $8 million over the Executive’s original proposal for a total appropriation of over $35 million. This funding will … Read More

eNews: March 2021

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1. UPDATE ON BUDGET NEGOTIATION: This year’s budget is complicated by the enormous need caused by the pandemic, along with the pent up demand to address long term problems with underfunded schools, human services, child care, nursing homes and more. Locally, struggling small businesses hurt by COVID closures, along with prevention of mortgage foreclosure and evictions due to hardship, are … Read More

BC Health Director Recognized for Women’s History Month

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Nominated by Assemblywoman Lupardo for her Leadership (ALBANY, NY) – As Women’s History Month came to a close, Broome County Health Department Director Rebecca Kaufman is being honored at the state level. Each year, the NYS Legislative Women’s Caucus recognizes outstanding women leaders from across the state; this year’s focus was on essential workers. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo nominated Kaufman as … Read More

Lupardo named American Red Cross 2021 State Legislator of the Year

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The American Red Cross in New York State today celebrated six state legislators for their distinguished efforts in the State Capital and their partnership with the Red Cross in their home districts. The 2021 American Red Cross New York State Legislators of the Year are Asm. Donna Lupardo, Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Sen. John Brooks, Sen. Patrick Gallivan, Sen. Sue Serino, and … Read More