Press Releases

As Winter Arrives in the Southern Tier, Senator Webb, Assemblywoman Lupardo and PULP Help Utility Customers Apply for Energy Relief

BINGHAMTON, NY — On Thursday, November 16, Senator Lea Webb, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo, The Public Utility Law Project (PULP) and other partners hosted a workshop at the Broome County Public Library in Binghamton to help utility customers save money...

Mayor Kraham, Assemblywoman Lupardo, County Executive Garnar Announce 10-Year Lease Extension for Boscov’s, Major Upgrades for Historic Building

Binghamton, NY – Mayor Jared M. Kraham on Monday joined New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Boscov’s Chairman and CEO Jim Boscov to announce a 10-year lease extension for Boscov’s in downtown Binghamton...

State, County, City, and Downtown Partners Join for Annual Thanksgiving Food Challenge

BINGHAMTON, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Senator Lea Webb, County Executive Jason Garnar, Sheriff Fred Akshar, City of Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham, the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and the Binghamton University College of Community and Public...

Webb, Lupardo, School Officials Urge Governor Hochul to Sign Legislation in Support of Roosevelt Elementary

Binghamton, NY – Today, Senator Lea Webb and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo were joined by local school officials, parents, small business owners, and community advocates in urging Governor Kathy Hochul to sign their legislation (S2672A/A2307A) that would...

Lupardo STOP-DWI Legislation Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today that legislation (A4755/S2712) she introduced to support local STOP-DWI programs was signed into law. The bill was sponsored in the NYS Senate by Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo). Lupardo has...

Local Leaders Participate in “Call to Action,” Urging Governor Hochul to Sign the “Direct Pay” Bill for Emergency Medical Service Providers

Broome County, NY – Last week, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was joined by local leaders in a “Call to Action.”They urged Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign the “Direct Pay” bill (A.250/S.1466) into law to support Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers....

Johnson City Senior Center Unveils New Digital Sign and Refurbished Parking Lot

JOHNSON CITY, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar today unveiled a new digital sign at the Johnson City Senior Center. Assemblywoman Lupardo secured a $20,000 NYS Assembly grant and an additional $20,000 was awarded...

Agriculture Chairs, Rankers, and Nearly 70 State Legislators Urge Governor Hochul to Sign Cannabis Crop Rescue Act

Albany, NY – A bipartisan coalition of nearly 70 New York State legislators has sent a letter to Governor Hochul urging her to provide a lifeline to struggling cannabis farmers across the state by signing the Cannabis Crop Rescue Act, S.7295A/A.7375A....

Assembly Agriculture Chair Lupardo and Committee Members Urge Restoration of School Milk Options in 2023 Farm Bill

Albany, NY – NYS Assembly Agriculture Chair Donna Lupardo and committee members sent a letter calling on NY’s federal representatives to authorize 2% milk and whole milk in schools through the Federal Farm Bill. The letter follows a similar effort...

Lupardo & Hinchey Bill Opens New Market for Industrial Hemp

Albany, NY – Today, Agriculture Chairs Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey announced that their bill, authorizing the use of hemp seed and hemp seed products in certain commercial animal feed (A6435/S6326), passed both houses of...

Lupardo & Hinchey Pass Legislation to Address Cannabis Crop Oversupply

Albany, NY – A bill championed by Agriculture Chairs Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey that would temporarily allow the sale of adult-use cannabis to Tribal Nations, has passed both houses (A7375A/ S7295A). They are encouraging...

Vestal Senior Caden DellaPenta Receives Scholarship from Conference of Italian-American Legislators

Vestal, NY – For the fifth year in a row, a local student has been awarded a scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Last week, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo welcomed graduating Vestal High School senior Caden DellaPenta...

Lupardo, CCE Team Up for Victory Gardens for Broome

With growing season upon us, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County are sponsoring, for a fourth year, a campaign to encourage residents to start their own gardens. Victory Gardens for Broome will take place at...

Lupardo Clinical Nursing Simulation Bill Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Donna Lupardo today announced that legislation allowing nursing programs to expand their clinical simulation programs to up to one-third of total clinical training has been signed into law. This legislation, A3076 (Lupardo)/...

Lupardo Advocates for Industrial Hemp Act of 2023

Broome County, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo addressed members of the House Committee on Agriculture during a “Farm Bill Listening Session” at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. Committee Chair Glenn “GT” Thompson, along with...

Local Woman Recognized During Women’s History Month

Albany, NY – Broome County resident Josephine Burrell was honored at the State Capital as part of the NYS Legislative Women’s Caucus “Women’s History Month” activity. This year’s theme had members choose a woman from their community who played...

Hinchey and Lupardo Announce Historic Support for Agriculture in Senate and Assembly Budgets

Albany, NY – Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committees, today announced the details of each chamber’s one-house budget proposals for agriculture, which reflect historic support...

Stavisky & Lupardo Pass Clinical Nursing Simulation Legislation

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (SD - 11) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD - 123) today announced that legislation allowing nursing programs to expand their clinical simulation programs to up to one-third of total clinical training...

Senator Lea Webb, Assemblymember Lupardo, UUP, and Student Advocates Rally for Funding for the State University of New York in the NYS Budget

Binghamton, NY – Senator Lea Webb, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, the United University Professions (UUP), members of the Graduate Student Employee Union (GSEU), and the SUNY Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) rallied today at Binghamton University...

Legislators Fight to Protect STOP-DWI Program, Push for Solution in Finalized State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Senator Tim Kennedy and others are advocating for measures to protect local STOP-DWI programs, which are facing funding shortages. The State Senate’s budget proposal includes a measure to address this concern....