Lupardo’s legislation helps afterschool programs

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Activities in school buildings to be regulated by SED (ALBANY, NY) – Keeping students engaged outside of the classroom has been made easier following the passage of a new bill through both houses of the Legislature. Afterschool programs taking place inside a school building will now be governed under the regulations of the State Education Department (SED), rather than the … Read More

Legislators call on Congress to legalize industrial hemp

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Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 would remove barriers to growing crop A year after the New York State Legislature passed a bill to permit the research of industrial hemp, legislators are calling on the federal government to remove all barriers to growing the lucrative crop. The Assembly passed a resolution last week introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (K578) urging … Read More

EITC ad campaign misleading to taxpayers

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Mailers, robo-calls don’t give all the facts regarding proposal (BINGHAMTON, NY) – Over the last few weeks, as many as six mailers and dozens of robo-calls have been received by residents asking them to call on Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo to support the Parental Choice in Education Act, commonly referred to as the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC). However, this multi-million … Read More

Lupardo elected Chair of Legislative Women’s Caucus

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(ALBANY, NY) – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Binghamton) has been elected by her colleagues to serve as the new Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Lupardo had previously served as the First Vice-Chair. “It is an honor to be chosen for this position by my colleagues from both sides of the aisle and from both houses of the Legislature,” Lupardo said.  “A substantial … Read More

May’s Top 5

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With the legislative session winding down in Albany, here is the Top 5 items from the last month. 1. Mailers, phone calls create confusion on proposed education tax credit: Recently, many of my constituents have received multiple mailers and a number of robo-calls criticizing my lack of support for the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC), now known as the Parental … Read More

Assembly passes CARE Act

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Bill, co-sponsored by Lupardo, provides assistance for home caregivers (ALBANY, NY) – Millions of New Yorkers providing at-home health care to friends and loved-ones will receive much-needed help as a result of a bill passed unanimously by the New York State Assembly on Monday. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was the prime co-sponsor of the CARE Act (Rosenthal A1323b/Hannon S676b) which would … Read More

April 2015 Top 5

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Check out some of the highlights from around the Capitol and the District from the month of April. 1. Joining Assembly workgroup to improve operations & transparency: Last month, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie convened a workgroup designed to help improve operations within the chamber. I was honored to be named to the 15-member group that will look for ways to … Read More

Top 5 for March 2015

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It was a busy month in Albany as the 2015-16 State Budget is now finalized. As you know, the final budget is always a compromise and this year was no exception. There are many items contained in it that will have a positive impact on Broome County, and there are a number of others that we will now have to … Read More

2015-16 State Budget Impacts on Broome County

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   Increases in education, infrastructure, and economic development funding included      With New York State’s new fiscal year underway, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announces details impacting Broome County. The $142 billion budget caps spending at two percent and includes significant increases in funding for critical programs for the Southern Tier. Among the budget items with direct impact on Broome County are: … Read More

February’s Top 5 from Assemblywoman Lupardo

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With March upon us, Assemblywoman Lupardo recaps the month of February. 1. Budget Discussions Underway: Assemblywoman Lupardo participates in a Human Services budget hearing. With a month to go before the state budget is due, my colleagues and I have been busy holding hearings and formulating the Assembly one-house budget. On February 4th, I participated in the Human Services budget … Read More