eNews: August 2019’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from August 2019. 1. HEARING HELD ON PROPOSED UTILITY RATE INCREASES: NYSEG has proposed to raise electric rates by nearly 24% and gas rates by 2% starting next April. That proposal was the topic of an August 15th public hearing held by the Public Service Commission in Binghamton. Dozens of ratepayers at the hearing … Read More

“Maple Day” celebrated at the Great New York State Fair

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The Maple Experience mobile exhibit unveiled (SYRACUSE, NY) – As the second-largest producer of maple in the nation, New York State celebrated the sweet agricultural commodity Monday at the Great New York State Fair. As part of “Maple Day at the Fair,” the NYS Maple Producers’ Association and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo unveiled the brand new Maple Experience mobile exhibit. The … Read More

eNews: July 2019’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from July 2019 1. TOURING PROGRESS AT SUNY BROOME’S CULINARY ARTS CENTER: On July 23rd, I had the chance to tour the future home of SUNY Broome’s Culinary Arts Center. The state-of-the-art facility is located inside Binghamton’s historic Carnegie Library where workers have been busy adding space to the building’s rear and completely renovating … Read More

Lupardo secures funding for Vestal improvements

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More than a quarter of a million dollars invested (VESTAL, NY) – Vestal’s public safety, infrastructure, and recreation are all receiving a boost as a result of recent funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. $275 thousand in Assembly grants secured by Lupardo supported a number of different projects throughout the town. “These projects help keep residents safer and improve the … Read More

Florida Commissioner of Ag & Consumer Services Visits Broome County to Learn about NYS Hemp Industry

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As New York’s hemp industry continues to grow, the state of Florida is looking to the Empire State as a model for its recently approved hemp program. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and CSG Hemp welcomed Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried to Broome County Monday to learn more about how NYS, now a national leader, is building its … Read More

e-News: June 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from June 2019 1. LEGISLATURE TAKES MAJOR STEP IN EFFORT TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE: Protecting our environment and addressing the effects of climate change remains an important priority for me and for most of my constituents. On the climate front, our community has firsthand experience with multiple floods that were supposed to be rare. … Read More

Agricultural investment task force bill passes Legislature

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Legislation critically important in light of farm labor bill passage (ALBANY, NY) – While ongoing discussion are underway about the recently passed farm labor bill, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced and passed a bill with Senator Jen Metzger to create an agricultural investment task force (A8347/S6553). The short-term task force would develop budget and policy recommendations to address the sustainability of … Read More

New stage under construction at Otsiningo

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Lupardo secures grant for permanent performance space (BINGHAMTON, NY) – Coming this summer to a park near you: a new permanent performance space. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and County Executive Jason Garnar announced details of a new stage at Otsiningo Park that is currently under construction. The project is supported by a $125,000 State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant secured by … Read More

Regulation of hemp extracts passes before session ends

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Language included to safeguard consumers & producers (ALBANY, NY) – As the 2019 legislative session wrapped up early Friday morning, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger passed legislation that expands the state’s current industrial hemp law to regulate the production and marketing of hemp extracts such as the popular cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD. Hemp extracts are used in … Read More

Lupardo introduces bill creating agricultural investment task force

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Legislation especially important in light of farm labor compromise (ALBANY, NY) – With a compromise reached on the issue of farm worker labor in New York (A8419/S6578), Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced new legislation to create an agricultural investment task force (A8347). The short-term task force would develop budget and policy recommendations to address the sustainability of farming in NYS.  The … Read More