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Byrne Voices Concerns With Green Light Law’s Effect On National Security

Posted: February 25, 2020

           Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a press conference this week regarding the Green Light Law (A.3675B) and Gov. Cuomo’s threats to deny law enforcement access to the DMV database. In attendance were members of the State Assembly and Senate and U.S. Congress. The Green Light Law permits illegal immigrants to obtain New York driver’s licenses […]

BYRNE LOCKS UP PUTNAM GOP ENDORSEMENT

Posted: February 22, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020 / Mahopac, NY – Earlier this week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne met and spoke before a packed audience filled with members of the Putnam County Republican Committee at the Italian American Club of Mahopac for the committee’s county-wide convention.   At the convention, Byrne was nominated for re-election by Putnam County Legislator […]

Byrne Brightens Day For Local Seniors With Valentines From Students

Posted: February 20, 2020

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) partnered with students from the Somers Central School District for a Valentine’s Day surprise for some local seniors. The students are a part of the T.E.A.M. Tuskers Mentoring Program, in which approximately 60 students ages 8 through 14 years old work with adult mentors in the community. The children made Valentine’s […]

Local Knitter Keeps Community Warm This Winter

Posted: February 20, 2020

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to connect Marcy Wenzel, a local knitter from Brewster, with two organizations, Putnam CAP and Yorktown Love in Action, to donate the 66 hats Wenzel made in a variety of sizes and colors for those in need.              “Thanks to Marcy Wenzel, many people in need within our community […]

Byrne Stands with Law Enforcement Against Bail Reform

Posted: February 7, 2020

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Sheriff Robert L. Langly, Jr. of Philipstown and other law enforcement officials, alongside Assembly colleagues and state senators, for a rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday, February 4 to push for the repeal of bail reform. ​Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a rally at the state Capitol today alongside over 250 law […]

Governor Shuts Out Legislative Leaders from Medicaid Redesign Team

Posted: February 5, 2020

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             “It is a slap in the face to both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and Assembly to not have their respective leaders included in the Medicaid Redesign Team II (MRT 2), which is currently made up entirely by appointments from Gov. Cuomo. This is in contrast […]

BYRNE: A VICTORY FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE

Posted: January 31, 2020

Editor’s Note: Attached are two letters sent to Gov. Cuomo from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that Gov. Cuomo has recently agreed to expand eligibility for the Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grant Program (SCAHC). The program has been allocated $45 million in grant funding to help […]

Nearly $3 Million in Funding for Road Repairs in the 94th District

Posted: January 30, 2020

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report Gov. Cuomo has announced a statewide commitment to invest $151 million into 95 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles, which include nearly $3 million for roadways within the 94th Assembly District.             “I’m pleased to learn of our state’s renewed commitment to our roadways, […]

Byrne & Harckham Bill To Assist Yorktown Lakes Signed Into Law

Posted: January 28, 2020

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that as of December 6, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (A.3098B/S.03444A), introduced by Byrne and Sen. Peter Harckmham, to designate Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake as inland waterways.             “This is a win for our community, as both of these lakes are an important […]

Byrne Stands with Victims of Bail “Reform” and Demands Change

Posted: January 22, 2020

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assembly colleagues, law enforcement officials and the families affected by the newly-implemented bail reform law on Wednesday, January 15 at the state Capitol. Speakers at the conference included Sheila Harris, who lost her cousin, Maria “Rosie” Osai, a mother of three, who was […]

Byrne Advances In Leadership On Assembly Health Committee

Posted: January 14, 2020

            Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) is pleased to announce Assemblyman Kevin Byrne  (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) will be taking on two new positions as ranking minority member of the Health Committee and the new chairman of the Assembly Minority Conference Program Committee.             “This new responsibility will allow me to utilize my experience and background in […]

Byrne Says No To Property Tax Hike & Calls Out Cuomo On Ignoring Bail Crisis

Posted: January 8, 2020

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             “Gov. Cuomo alluded to forcing county governments to pay a larger share of Medicaid costs at this year’s State of the State. Let me be crystal clear, forcing more Medicaid costs on local property taxpayers is not a viable solution to our state’s budget deficit and would […]

Byrne Facilitates Successful Food and Toy Drives

Posted: January 7, 2020

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is proud to announce the success of his annual holiday food and toy drives. Residents from across the 94th Assembly District dropped off hundreds of food items and toys at drop-off locations in Patterson, Somers, Yorktown, Southeast, Carmel, and Putnam Valley. Byrne delivered the food to a number of food pantries […]

FARM BUREAU NAMES BYRNE TO 2019 ‘CIRCLE OF FRIENDS’

Posted: December 31, 2019

Albany, NY / December 30, 2019 – New York Farm Bureau has released its annual “Circle of Friends,” naming Assemblyman Kevin Byrne among the distinguished list of New York State Legislators for a third year in a row. The award is an indication of the individual lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau. “Supporting our farmers and their families is […]

NYSEG settles with NYS over 2018 March Winter Storms Riley & Quinn- largest ever for failure to follow a utility’s emergency response plan

Posted: December 26, 2019

More than a year and a half after two consecutive winter storms battered the region and left thousands without power for up to a week or longer, the executive branch has announced a $10.5 million settlement — the largest ever for failure to follow a utility’s emergency response plan.  According to a release provided by the […]

NEW YORKERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SEEK BETTER LONG-TERM DIRECT CARE SUPPORT

Posted: December 1, 2019

On Thursday, November 21, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) and fellow Assembly colleagues at her Homecare Support Hearing on Long Island. The assemblymembers listened to testimony from numerous advocates for those with special needs, including family members and providers. Advocates helped shed light on existing flaws in the current state system […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES WINTER HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN

Posted: November 15, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) announces New York residents may now enroll in the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a $338 million, federally-funded program which helps low-to-moderate income households reduce the burdens of heating costs and heating system maintenance and replacement. A family of four, with a gross annual income of $57,564, would be eligible to […]

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

Posted: November 13, 2019

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 […]

Byrne Delivers Assembly Resolution to Constituent

Posted: November 1, 2019

On Friday, October 25th, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) met with constituent and Putnam County resident, Marianne DeMasi Chaluisan to deliver a resolution he passed in the Assembly raising awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). CRPS is a rare disease characterized by acute pain, swelling and tenderness of […]

BYRNE HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR CLEAN WATER AT ASSEMBLY MINORITY TASK FORCE ON WATER QUALITY

Posted: October 31, 2019

Assemblymen Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury), Mike LiPetri (R-Massapequa), Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor), hosted a forum Wednesday evening in New Windsor in response to concerns about the Hudson Valley’s water sources. Invitees included environmental experts, municipal representatives, community members and the public. The Assembly Minority Task Force on Water Quality hosted its third regional […]

Trailblazing With Byrne In Putnam & Westchester

Posted: October 28, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is pleased to report that after hosting seven of his informal “Coffee with Kevin” constituent forums around the district, he completed two “Trailblazing with Byrne” forums, as well. On Saturday, October 19th Byrne hosted a walk in Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown and on Saturday October 26th he hosted an […]

COFFEE WITH KEVIN THROUGHOUT 94TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

Posted: October 28, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his “Coffee with Kevin” meet and greet tour which held throughout the district, with at least one forum in every town within the 94th Assembly District. From October 7 to October 18, Byrne met with dozens of residents at various diners and coffee shops.  […]

Pudding Street Overpass Construction Underway!

Posted: October 17, 2019

Project will Enhance Safety and Mobility along Historic Roadway Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that work is getting underway on a $28.9 million project that will construct a new bridge over the Taconic State Parkway at the Pudding Street intersection in Putnam Valley as well as new ramps that will better enable motorists […]

Byrne Delivers $13,000 State Grant To Brewster Public Library

Posted: October 11, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that he successfully delivered the Brewster Public Library an additional $13,000 in funding through the New York State Bullet Aid Program. The Brewster Public Library is in the process of constructing a new wing that will double the size of the structure. In addition, the library’s existing […]

New Carmel Distillery Bill Signed into Law

Posted: October 9, 2019

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, […]

NYSDOT ANNOUNCES START OF PROJECT TO REPLACE U.S. ROUTE 6 BRIDGE IN PUTNAM COUNTY

Posted: October 8, 2019

Press Release obtained from NYSDOT New Bridge Over Metro-North Railroad Tracks to Enhance Safety and Improve Access to the Village of Brewster New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced that construction has begun on a $10.9 million project to replace the U.S. Route 6 bridge over the Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem […]

Summer Reading Challenge Participants Celebrate

Posted: October 5, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his 2019 Summer Reading Challenge as he distributed over thirty certificates to children from both Westchester and Putnam counties on Monday, September 30 at the Brewster Library. The program encourages children to read for at least 15 minutes every day for forty days during […]

Byrne Hosts Free Fishing Event at Fahnestock State Park

Posted: October 1, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined residents of the 94th Assembly District on Saturday, September 28th at Pelton Pond in Fahnestock State Park for a day of free fishing, food and conversation. Several weeks during the year, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offers Free Fishing Days/Weekends, where New Yorkers can fish in the state without […]

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds in Carmel

Posted: September 22, 2019

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of the Shed the Meds event he hosted in Carmel on September 21st at the Carmel Town Hall. Seven bags worth of unwanted medication were collected and will be safely disposed of by the Carmel Police Department. The event was co-hosted with Drug Crisis in our Backyard, Carmel Town Hall, and the Carmel Police Department. “Thank you to Drug […]

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds in Yorktown

Posted: September 10, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of the Shed the Meds event he hosted in Yorktown on Monday, September 9 at the Jefferson Village Activities Center which collected over 100 pounds of unwanted and expired medication. The event was co-hosted with Alliance for Safe Kids, Drug Crisis in our Backyard and […]

Help New York Support Families of Stillborn Children

Posted: August 23, 2019

An Op-Ed from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) With our state’s legislative session adjourned until next year, lawmakers throughout New York are now meeting with constituents to solicit feedback, share ideas and plan for the upcoming session.  One idea I would like advance is the expansion of the state’s child tax benefit […]

Byrne and Bartolotti Disgusted at New York’s Latest Cash Grab with License Plate Replacements

Posted: August 22, 2019

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) and Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti are disgusted with Albany’s last scheme to make another dollar; this time through forced purchasing of license plate replacements. According to statements released by the NYS DMV and Governor Cuomo’s office, beginning in April 2020 NYS DMV will mandate all […]

Byrne’s Blood Drive Helps Ease New York’s Blood Emergency

Posted: August 2, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his blood drive co-hosted with the American Red Cross at Carmel Town Hall on Wednesday, July 31. Together they were able to collect over 20 units of blood from donors throughout the area.             “There is currently a blood emergency, and I’m delighted so […]

Byrne Provides Overview of 2019 Legislative Session

Posted: July 29, 2019

A Op-Ed from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             This June marked the end of this year’s legislative session in Albany. Throughout my time in the Assembly, I have made it a priority to advocate for a more responsible, effective, limited government that respects taxpayers’ wallets and protects their liberties. Our government needs to first focus on fundamentals […]

State Does More to Protect Communities at Risk From Hate Crimes

Posted: July 24, 2019

               Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is excited to announce New York State’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grant Program has been enhanced with an additional $20 million to further a matching grant option.  The program provides new capital funding to support safety and security projects at nonpublic schools, day camps and cultural museums at risk of hate crimes […]

Library Construction Aid Fully Restored

Posted: July 3, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that funding for library construction grants have been fully restored to $34 million after the Assembly and Senate passed a budget clean-up bill (A8434/S06616) with Byrne’s support.              “Libraries are one of the greatest resources in our community,” said Byrne. “They provide a large variety […]

BYRNE KICKS OFF 2019 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Posted: July 3, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) celebrated the start of his 2019 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge with a visit to Reed Memorial Library in Carmel on Tuesday, June 25. Byrne also visited the Putnam Valley Free Library on Thursday, June 27 to continue promoting the challenge throughout the district. The program is designed to maintain […]

Byrne Addresses Region’s Newest American Citizens

Posted: June 27, 2019

June 26, 2019 / Carmel, NY – Assemblyman Byrne (R, C, Ref) was honored to provide the keynote speech at Wednesday morning’s naturalization ceremony at Putnam County’s Historical Courthouse, where he served as a witness to over 40 new Americans taking their oath of citizenship. Assemblyman byrne shared a bit of his own personal family […]

Byrne Secures Funding For Local Roads

Posted: June 27, 2019

​Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref -Mahopac) is pleased to announce that funding for the Extreme Winter Recovery Program, which was originally cut from the 2019-2020 budget, has been restored during the end of session negotiations. The program will receive $65 million in fundingstate-wide, the same as last year.  ​“Restoring funding to the Extreme Winter Recovery Program is a win for all New Yorkers,” […]

BYRNE HELPS PASS LEGISLATION TO RESTORE LIBERTY, PROTECT YOUTH SHOOTING & SAFETY PROGRAMS

Posted: June 21, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (A.08174) that would amend the  “Safe Storage” law (A.2686A) which previously passed in the Assembly on March 4, 2019. While the original bill was controversial by itself, shortly after its passage unintended consequences were revealed that threatened all youth shooting programs in […]

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

Posted: June 20, 2019

(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 PROTECTS JUNIOR LAKE & SPARKLE LAKE IN YORKTOWN

Posted: June 19, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the passage of legislation (A.3098B) which designates Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake in the Town of Yorktown as inland waterways. By designating Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake as inland waterways, the local government and organizations along their banks are now eligible for New York State Department of […]

BYRNE PASSES BILL TO SAVE MAHOPAC CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MILLIONS

Posted: June 19, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the recent passage of his legislation (A.7129A) to grant the Mahopac Central School District forgiveness for ministerial errors for eight capital improvement projects that received state funding. Due to a prior administration’s failure to file necessary reporting paperwork with the state during the 2011-12 school year, the […]

Byrne Hosts Sensory-Friendly Movie Screening

Posted: June 12, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a free, sensory-friendly screening of “The Secret Life of Pets 2” on Saturday, June 8 at Carmel Cinema for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs. To help children and their families better enjoy themselves, the movie’s volume was lowered and the house lights were set […]

Byrne Sounds Alarm Against AlbanyCare At Public Health Hearing

Posted: May 31, 2019

“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 Protects Victims by Pushing for Extending Time Between Parole Reconsideration

Posted: May 30, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref- Mahopac) joined Assembly colleagues in Albany calling for passage of Ramona’s Law, a legislative proposal (A.6663) to extend the maximum amount of time for parole reconsideration for prisoners convicted of violent crimes such as; Murder in the First Degree, Aggravated Murder, Murder in the Second Degree, Rape in the First Degree, […]

UTILITIES GET SLAPPED BY STATE INVESTIGATION INTO 2018 STORM RESPONSES BUT NO MENTION OF THE CREWS IN PUERTO RICO

Posted: April 22, 2019

Last Thursday, the Department of Public Service (DPS) released its report from their investigation into utility companies’ responses to multiple storms that occurred last year. The report, adopted by the Public Service Commission (PSC), revealed 43 potential violations against the various utility companies, the bulk of them attributed to NYSEG, ConEdison, and Orange & Rockland […]

A Victory for Gold Star Families

Posted: April 17, 2019

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 […]

NYS Budget: A Bad Deal for New Yorkers

Posted: April 2, 2019

A Legislative Column from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             Earlier this year, I expressed my appreciation to the Assembly Majority for keeping controversial policy proposals out of the Assembly one-house budget resolution. Since then, that appreciation has completely disappeared as more controversial policy changes found their way back into the final budget, which passed in […]

Byrne Votes To Enhance School Bus Safety

Posted: March 20, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) voted to pass a bill (A.4950A) to enhance school bus safety in New York on Tuesday, March 19.             Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (A.4950A) which would create a program to allow local governments to place cameras on school buses in order to hold […]

START OF $2.2 MILLION PROJECT TO IMPROVE INTERCHANGE BETWEEN INTERSTATE 84 AND STATE ROUE 312 IN PUTNAM COUNTY

Posted: March 19, 2019

New Traffic Signals and Turning Lanes Will Enhance Safety and Ease Traffic Flow at Key Interchange in the Town of Southeast The New York State Department of Transportation yesterday announced that construction has begun on a $2.2 million project to enhance safety and traffic flow at the interchange between Interstate 84 and State Route 312 […]

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

Posted: March 13, 2019

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 Welcomes State’s Investment in State Roadways, But Says More Work Still Needed

Posted: March 8, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report the Governor’s office has announced a statewide commitment to invest $128 million, provided by the state’s PAVE NY Initiative, into 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles, which includes nearly $4 million for sections of Routes 22 and 139 within the […]

Local Roads Matter! Support CHIPS!

Posted: March 7, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to join his colleagues from the Assembly and the Senate, alongside county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across the state for a “Local Road Matter” rally on Wednesday, March 6. Together, they pushed for a $150 million increase in funding for the Consolidated Local Street […]

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

Posted: February 28, 2019

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 […]

Byrne Pushes for additional Tax Relief

Posted: February 28, 2019

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

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 […]

Permanent Property Tax Cap Passed in Senate, Blocked in Assembly

Posted: February 4, 2019

Last week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref- Mahopac) voted to bring an amendment to the floor which would make New York state’s current property tax cap permanent. Identical legislation was passed the prior week by the Democrat controlled Senate, but with overwhelming bipartisan support. The original tax cap was first presented by the Assembly Republican Conference […]

Supporting the Child Victims Act and Serving Justice

Posted: January 31, 2019

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) “Everyone deserves the opportunity to seek justice against their abuser. On Monday, I voted ‘yes’ to pass the Child Victims Act to help those who suffered horrific child abuse get the justice they deserve.”

Byrne Unveils Report & Recommendations To Fortify State’s Infrastructure and Transportation System

Posted: January 30, 2019

NEW YORK’S INFRASTRUCTURE: A Report on Fortifying Our Roads, Bridges and Water Systems Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) spoke at a press conference regarding the recently released report  Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a press conference earlier this morning alongside New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) to […]

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