Press Releases

Byrne: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The 2022-23 NYS Budget

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After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on Friday, April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30am...

Byrne Kicks Off 94th District Middle School Art Competition

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is kicking off his annual Art Competition for middle-school students in partnership with the Putnam Arts Council. The theme of this year’s competition is Nature. Examples include trees, rain, oceans, lakes,...

Only American Citizens Should Vote In Our Elections!

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac), alongside Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay and their Minority colleagues, today rallied to call for increased election integrity and protection from foreign influence. In response to efforts from New...

Assembly Minority Calls For Review Of DOH Policies After Nursing Home Audit

Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac), the Ranking Minority member on the Assembly Health Committee, issued a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul and Dr. Mary Bassett, Commissioner of...

Byrne Calls For Increase In Critical Infrastructure Funding

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) joined his colleagues in the Assembly and the Senate Minority Conferences and local road advocates from across the state to call for an increase in funding to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement...

Valentines for Vets

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) partnered with students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School to get Valentines cards to men and women serving our country at home and abroad through United For The Troops’ Operation Cupid. United...

A “W” for Concerned Parents and Taxpayers

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Earlier this week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) received an update from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) via a press statement that the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy (DEI) is not mandated, nor will the framework...

Byrne Teams up with Local Partners to Distribute Over 600 COVID-19 Home Test Kits and 300 Masks to Putnam County Residents

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that over 600 test kits and over 300 face masks were provided to residents of Putnam County during a drive-thru event, in partnership with the Our Lady of the Lakes Council #6318 Knights...

Byrne Proposes Amendment to Prevent Non-Citizens from Voting

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is introducing a constitutional amendment to change Article 2, Section 1 of the NYS Constitution to change the wording from ‘every citizen shall be entitled to vote’ to ‘only citizens shall...

Byrne: A Look to a New Year with a New Governor

When it became clear Lt. Gov. Hochul would be succeeding disgraced former Gov. Cuomo, I offered to work with her in good faith. I am disappointed to say that while her initial statements about restoring transparency, accountability and ethics to the executive...

Byrne Supports JCOPE’s Order for Former Gov. Cuomo To Return $5.1 Million From Book Deal

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is in full support of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) decision to order former Gov. Cuomo to return the $5.1 million he made from his book deal to the state attorney general’s office....

Byrne Announces Holiday Food & Gift Drive

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he is partnering with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam for his annual Holiday Food & Gift Drive this year. The drive will collect non-perishables as well as new and unwrapped...

Byrne Wraps Up Donate for a Paws Initiative

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his recent Donate for a Paws initiative. In partnership with the Putnam Humane Society, Byrne collected donations from across the county for local rescue animals to...

Byrne Honors Inaugural Best in Business Winners

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) recently completed a tour of businesses within the 94th Assembly District to recognize the winners of his inaugural Best in Business competition. The contest was created by Byrne to honor and highlight all...

Byrne Honors Putnam Businesses with First District-Wide ‘Best in Business’ Competition

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I, SAM,ROS-Mahopac) recently completed a tour of Putnam County businesses to recognize the winners of his inaugural Best in Business competition. The content was created by Byrne to honor and highlight all the businesses within...

Byrne Hosts Successful Blood Drive with American Red Cross and AFC Urgent Care

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his office’s community blood drive in Yorktown on Thursday, Oct. 14 in partnership with the American Red Cross, AFC Urgent Care and the town of Yorktown. The drive,...

Byrne Honors Yorktown Businesses in First Leg of ‘Best in Business Competition’

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) honored the Yorktown winners of his first annual Best in Business competition on Friday, Sept. 30. The contest was created by Byrne to honor and highlight all the businesses within the 94th Assembly District...

Byrne Kicks-Off Donate for a Paws Animal Shelter Drive

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he is partnering with the Putnam Humane Society Animal Shelter for a Donate for a Paws collection drive during the month of October to help support the shelter. Items are being collected...

Byrne Hosts Yorktown Blood Drive

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he will be hosting a blood drive in Yorktown on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Albert A. Capellini Community and Cultural Center Gym at 1974...

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds Event in Yorktown

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his annual Shed the Meds event in Yorktown on Friday, Sept. 24 in Jefferson Village. Byrne was joined by local partners, including Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Alliance...