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

eNews: December 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from December 2019 1. SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL NAMED TOP PERFORMER: The Southern Tier has fared well at the REDC Awards, but had not been named a Top Performer since 2015 when it was an Upstate Revitalization Initiative winner. Our region did very well this year, receiving $88.9 million – the most … Read More

Agriculture Committee Hears Testimony During Budget Hearing

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Groups Highlight Priorities for the 2020-21 Budget Year (ALBANY, NY) – With the Legislature scheduled to return to the Capitol in just three weeks, the Assembly Agriculture Committee gathered Thursday for a budget hearing ahead of the new session. Representatives from various farm, food, and animal welfare organizations offered testimony on the impact of the 2019-20 State Budget and to … Read More

eNews: November 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from November 2019. 1. HONORING VETERANS & TOURING PROGRESS AT COUNTY VETERANS CENTER: It’s always an honor to pay tribute to our local veterans. On Veterans Day, November 11th, I marched in a parade in Binghamton and attended a ceremony in Endicott recognizing the men and women who have served our country. A few … Read More