Byrne Named Guardian of Small Business

Posted: October 29, 2020 in Business

Assemblyman Receives Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (October 28, 2020) – New York, NY – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne has been named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). The designation is awarded by the NFIB to elected officials that advocate, promote, and protect small businesses. Of the […]

Byrne Means Business: Assemblyman Endorsed by The Business Council of New York

Posted: October 9, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Business, In the News, Taxes

Organization lauds Byrne’s “pro-jobs, pro-investment, pro-growth agenda” (October 9, 2020) – The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee recently announced its slate of endorsements for the 2020 state legislative elections. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne was one of the candidates receiving an endorsement. Byrne, who is seeking his third term to represent the 94th Assembly District, was among those […]

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Wins Backing of National Federation of Independent Businesses

Posted: September 21, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Business, In the News

(September 21, 2020) – New York, NY – The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has announced endorsements of a slate of candidates for New York State’s Assembly and Senate for the upcoming November election. Among the candidates receiving NFIB’s endorsement is Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, as he goes for his third term representing the 94th Assembly District. […]

Byrne Calls for ‘Jump-Start New York’ Initiative

Posted: April 22, 2020 in Business, In the News, Workers

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref- Mahopac) is pleased to announce the Assembly Minority Conference has introduced the Jump-Start New York initiative to stimulate the economy and assist New Yorkers who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Based off of the “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020,” which the conference introduced during the budget, […]

Byrne Brings Operation Gift Certificate to Putnam and Westchester Counties

Posted: April 20, 2020 in Business, Community, In the News

​Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he is partnering with Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-East Fishkill) and other colleagues to expand Operation Gift Certificate to Putnam and Westchester counties. The program encourages New Yorkers to purchase gift certificates from local businesses to use at a later date in order to show support for businesses struggling from […]

Budget Marathon Comes to a Finish for New York

Posted: April 6, 2020 in Business, Drug Crisis, Health, In the News, Taxes

An Op-Ed from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate and Gov. Cuomo finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2020-21 budget. Due at midnight on Wednesday, April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 3:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3, once again appropriating billions […]

Byrne Calls for Budget Without New Controversial Policy Changes

Posted: March 26, 2020 in Business, Ethics & Corruption, In the News

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             “As we approach the April 1 budget deadline, we continue to confront a public health crisis as well as a looming economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus pandemic.  This is why it is critical, now more than ever before, that we pass a budget free of controversial policy changes unrelated […]

Byrne Supports Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Posted: March 17, 2020 in Business, Health, In the News

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is joining his Assembly colleagues in proposing the “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020.” The act would provide immediate relief and assistance to small business owners and their employees amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “We have been thrust into an unprecedented situation which has not only jeopardized public health but places […]

ASSEMBLY MINORITY TASK FORCE MEETS AND DISCUSSES TODAY’S STUDENTS, TOMORROW’S PROFESSIONALS

Posted: November 13, 2019 in Business, Education, In the News, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) in her Assembly District, with the Assembly Minority Task Force On Learning For Work co-chairs Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) and Mike Norris (R,I,C,Ref-Lockport), alongside other members of the Assembly Minority Conference, at a forum Tuesday evening in Saratoga County to discuss the best ways to transition students from high […]

New Carmel Distillery Bill Signed into Law

Posted: October 9, 2019 in Business, Community, In the News, Taxes

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and Sen. Pete Harckham (40th SD) are pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has officially signed their bill that helps allow a business to continue with its plans to build a multi-million dollar distillery in Carmel, NY. The legislation was signed into law by the Governor on October 4, 2019. The company, […]

HARCKHAM & BYRNE ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF BILL ALLOWING NEW DISTILLERY TO DO BUSINESS IN CARMEL

Posted: June 20, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

(Mt. Kisco, NY)  Senator Pete Harckham, 40th Senate District, and Assemblymember Kevin Byrne, 94th Assembly District, announced the passage of their bill that would allow a new distillery in Carmel to move forward with its plans to both manufacture alcoholic beverages as well as sell their product as a retailer. The distillery will be an economic […]

Byrne Sounds Alarm Against AlbanyCare At Public Health Hearing

Posted: May 31, 2019 in Business, Health, In the News, Taxes

“I appreciate the over 100 people who attended the joint Assembly and Senate public health hearing earlier this week to express their opinions and concerns about the financing of our existing healthcare system and who gave their input on the proposed Albany-run single-payer healthcare plan, also known as the “New York Health Act.” After listening […]

Byrne Pushes for additional Tax Relief

Posted: February 28, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) spoke about middle-class tax cuts at a press conference regarding the Assembly Minority’s budget priorities on Wednesday, February 27.   Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to join his Assembly Minority colleagues this week for a press conference regarding the Conference’s 2019 budget priorities. At the press conference, Byrne spoke about keeping […]

Byrne Says NO To Governor Cuomo’s Local Tax Hike

Posted: February 22, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)on Gov. Cuomo’s 30-Day Budget Amendments ​“Gov. Cuomo’s 30-day amendments to his proposed budget demonstrate he is not serious about reducing property taxes. Rather than restoring state aid to localities, the governor now proposes that the state mandate county governments to pay for the cut by sharing a projected increase in revenue from local sales taxes, and perhaps […]

Assistance to Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown

Posted: January 18, 2019 in Business, In the News, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce bill (A.881) has passed the Assembly. Introduced by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City), Byrne co-sponsored the bill which would allow local governments to grant temporary extensions to employees affected by the federal government shut down to pay back local taxes. According to news reports from Westchester News […]

What the Governor Forgot To Mention In His Budget Presentation

Posted: January 16, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) in response to Governor Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State / Budget Presentation. “I was encouraged to hear Governor Cuomo share our mutual priorities to make the property tax cap permanent, provide income tax relief to middle-class families, invest more in our state’s transportation […]

BYRNE MEANS BUSINESS!

Posted: October 4, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, Business, In the News

Oct. 4, 2018 / Albany, NY – Earlier today the Business Council of New York State PAC announced the endorsements of various state legislative candidates running for election this year. Among them, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref- Mahopac) earned the pro-business organization’s endorsement for his re-election to represent the people of New York’s 94th […]

BYRNE IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS. NFIB ENDORSES BYRNE

Posted: October 2, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, Business, In the News

ALBANY, Oct. 2, 2018 – NFIB today announced that its New York political action committee has endorsed 74 candidates for state Assembly and Senate ahead of New York’s November General Election.  Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C, Ref) from New York’s 94th Assembly District (Putnam and northern Westchester) was among the list of endorsed candidates. Assemblyman Byrne reflected, […]

BYRNE VISITS PECKHAM MATERIALS PLANT

Posted: July 2, 2018 in Business, In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

  On Monday, June 25, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) was welcomed by representatives of Peckham Materials Corp. for a tour of the organization’s plant in Carmel. Byrne’s visit provided an in-depth look at the important services Peckham provides, and offered great insight into how assistance can be provided at the state level to allow the […]

BYRNE CALLS FOR MEDICAID REFORM AND TAX RELIEF

Posted: March 20, 2018 in Business, Health, In the News, Taxes

Proposal would provide instant property tax relief for New Yorkers Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) joined several of his Assembly Minority colleagues in calling for a state takeover of non-federal Medicaid costs at a press conference in Albany on Monday, March 12.   On Monday, March 12, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) joined several of his Assembly Minority […]

Byrne Announces $1.7 Million in Funding To Pave Local Roads

Posted: July 11, 2017 in Business, Infrastructure, Transportation

A five-mile section of Route 6 in Putnam County will be repaved thanks to $1.7 million in state funding, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced earlier today. The considerable infrastructure investment, part of a statewide initiative that will repave nearly 1,700 miles of roadway, represents a much-needed upgrade for a section of one of Putnam County’s […]

Entergy to Close Indian Point – What That Means For Us

Posted: January 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Environment, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I-Mahopac) joins local leaders, State Sen. Terrence Murphy and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in questioning the implications of the closing of Indian Point Nuclear Facility. The shocking agreement that Gov. Cuomo and Entergy made to close Indian Point was struck without transparency or public input.  Byrne doesn’t fault Entergy for this […]

Assuring abundant, affordable energy and New York jobs

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Business, Energy

Following the governor’s decision to shut down Indian Point, agreed to by Entergy, the greater NYC-Metro region is looking at losing approximately 2,000 megawatts of carbon-free electricity and thousands of good paying jobs. Now more than ever, we need to safely look at all options available to enhance our state’s energy and security. It is […]