Assemblymen Byrne, Ashby, Lalor, Brabenec and Schmitt Call for Restoration of Funding for Critical Veterans’ Services

Posted: March 6, 2020 in Health, In the News, Veterans

Assemblymen Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) and Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) co-hosted a “Voices for Veterans” event, alongside their colleagues in the Assembly MinorityConference, today at the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet to Vet Outreach Center & Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc. office in Brewster, where they called for the immediate restoration of Gov. Cuomo’s planned $5.68 million […]

A Victory for Gold Star Families

Posted: April 17, 2019 in In the News, Veterans

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) “I am thrilled to report that after years of supporting a proposal, sponsored by Assembly Republicans since 2006, to expand the Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) scholarship program to children of all military men and women killed or severely disabled in action, our voices have […]

More Taxes, Less Funding for Veterans & No Permanent Property Tax Cap

Posted: March 13, 2019 in In the News, Taxes, Veterans

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) on the Assembly majority’s one-house budget resolution             “While I’m glad the Assembly majority’s proposed one-house budget resolution removed much of the governor’s controversial policy proposals from the budget, I remain concerned for a number of reasons.             “First, I am disappointed to see that, while they proposed to […]

Byrne Calls for Funding of Joseph P. Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program

Posted: February 28, 2019 in Health, In the News, Veterans

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Senate and Assembly colleagues from across the aisle earlier this week for a press conference supporting the restoration of funding to the Joseph P. Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program. The program connects veterans, active members of the armed forces and their families with others to provide peer support. The program […]

BETTER BENEFITS FOR COMBAT VETERANS

Posted: November 22, 2017 in In the News, Veterans

Legislation will provide additional paid leave for state employees with combat experience On November 11, Gov. Cuomo signed and approved legislation amending military law to provide additional paid leave for state workers with combat experience. The bill, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac), represents a big step forward in providing veterans with additional flexibility to […]

ASSEMBLYMAN BYRNE JOINS SENATORS MURPHY & SERINO TO ANNOUNCE $185,000 SUPPORTING VETERAN’S PEER-TO-PEER PROGRAM

Posted: July 1, 2017 in In the News, Veterans

Carmel, NY – Many Americans spent this past Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of our fallen heroes and in appreciation of our warriors who were able to come home. Unfortunately, too many of our servicemen and women now suffer lasting effects from their wartime service. Having spoken with veterans in VA hospitals and in the […]

FIGHTING FOR OUR VETERANS: MURPHY & BYRNE TEAM UP TO PREVENT STATE CUTS AT PUTNAM COUNTY VETERANS’ AFFAIRS OFFICE

Posted: May 26, 2017 in In the News, Veterans

Carmel, NY – Fighting for our veterans, Senator Murphy and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne have combined their efforts and resources to contest the elimination of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs position housed out of the Putnam County Office of Veteran’s Affairs. Most recently, the pair of legislators made a strong case for keeping […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL RE-DESIGNATING ‘MAJOR CLAYTON CARPENTER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY’

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Community, In the News, Transportation, Veterans

On Tuesday, May 9th, the State Assembly successfully passed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s first piece of legislation (A02998), amending the highway law to re-designate the ‘Army Captain Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’ as the “Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway.’ This is also the first Republican bill to pass the Assembly this year. The legislation updates the highway […]