New York State Troopers PBA Stands with Byrne For New York 94th Assembly District!

Posted: August 14, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Public Safety, Workers

August 14, 2020 / Somers, NY – Earlier this month, the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. proudly announced the organization’s endorsement of Kevin Byrne for re-election to NYS Assembly 94th District.             “It is with careful consideration that the NYSTPBA is endorsing Kevin Byrne for re-election to NYS Assembly 94th […]

Byrne Supports GOP Legislative Leaders Announcement for Additional Forums on Nursing Homes, Assisted Living & Long-Term Care Facilities & COVID-19

Posted: August 13, 2020 in Health, In the News

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay and Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt today announced Republican-led forums to gain additional insight and information on the impacts of COVID-19 in New York’s nursing homes and residential care facilities. All members of the Assembly and Senate Standing Committees on Health, Aging and Investigations will be invited to participate in […]

Laborers Endorse Byrne For Assembly!

Posted: August 13, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Infrastructure, Workers

Somers, NY – The Laborers International Union of North America has officially declared its support of Assemblyman Byrne as he seeks re-election to represents the 94th Assembly District this November. “Laborers are essential to our infrastructure and economy,” said Assemblyman Byrne. “Without them we would be short in supply when it comes to our energy […]

Yonkers PBA Backs Byrne

Posted: August 10, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News, Public Safety

August 10, 2020 / Somers, NY – Yonkers Finest announced earlier in May they have officially decided to back Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for re-election to continue serving the hard-working people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. In a letter announcing the endorsement to the Assemblyman, Yonkers PBA President Det. Keith Olson said “I am proud […]

Please Comply With Local Yard Sign Laws

Posted: August 4, 2020 in Community

Every election year it seems yard signs some-how become an issue. When you have someone like Kevin standing up against the establishment, sadly it often creates enemies and animosity towards that individual. Each election, our yard signs have gone missing off private property, but it’s important to never retaliate. If you see an opponent’s sign, […]

Lake Mohegan Firefighters Back Byrne

Posted: August 4, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

Somers, NY / August 4, 2020 – The brave men and women of the Lake Mohegan Professional Firefighters Local 2956 have cast their Lott with Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, providing their strong endorsement in his effort to seek re-election. This is the most recent endorsement adding to a long list of already received from various first […]

Assembly GOP Blasts Commissioner’s Testimony At Hearing On NY’s COVID-19 Response In Nursing Homes

Posted: August 4, 2020 in Health

Dr. Zucker, Clear Your Calendar For August 10. Assembly Republicans criticized the testimony provided by state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker during today’s joint legislative hearing on residential health care facilities and COVID-19. Commissioner Zucker, whose March 25 order required nursing homes to accept patients testing positive for COVID-19, offered limited testimony and ended his […]

Byrne Bill Designates Carmel Lakes as Inland Waterways

Posted: July 29, 2020 in Community, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10th, 2020, his legislation (A10061) passed the Assembly to add three more lakes in Town of Carmel (Lake Casse, Gilead Lake, and Kirk Lake), as designated inland waterways in the state of New York. By designating these lakes as an inland waterways, the Town […]

ASSEMBLY GOP ON HEARINGS SURROUNDING SPREAD OF COVID-19 AT NURSING HOMES

Posted: July 28, 2020 in Health

In April and May, members of the Assembly Minority Conference called on the chairmen of the Committees on Aging, Health and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations to convene hearings to review and investigate New York’s policies, decisions and protocols that were utilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on state-regulated nursing home facilities. Recently, those committees announced hearings have been scheduled for August 3 and […]

Byrne Secures Key Endorsement From Westchester County Corrections Superior Officers Association

Posted: July 28, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Public Safety, Workers

July 28, 2020 / Somers, NY – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s campaign is proud to announce the assemblyman has secured a key endorsement from the Westchester County Corrections Superior Officers Association (WCCSOA). WCCSOA President Bruce Donnelly commended the the assemblyman in a letter that issued the endorsement, “It is my pleasure to announce Westchester County Corrections […]

Byrne Passes Assembly Bill to Add Open Space & Invite New Business To Southeast

Posted: July 27, 2020 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Community, Education, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10, 2020, his legislation (A10388) passed the Assembly to better enable the Town of Southeast to welcome a new state-of-the-art youth baseball facility and increase access to open space in the  town.  Honoring a home rule request made by the Town of Southeast, this legislation alienates previous parkland so that […]

Byrne Bill Passes Designating Journeys End Lake as Inland Waterway in Yorktown

Posted: July 23, 2020 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Community, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10th, 2020, his legislation (A10073) passed the Assembly to add Journeys End Lake in Yorktown as a designated inland waterway in the state of New York. By designating Journeys End Lake an inland waterway, the Town of Yorktown can now […]

Boilermakers Back Byrne for Re-Election

Posted: July 21, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News, Workers

New York, NY / June 29, 2020 – The hard-working men and women of the Boilermakers Local No. 5 have once again thrown their support behind Assemblyman Kevin Byrne in his bid for re -election to the New York State Assembly. The endorsement was announced in a June 29, 2020 letter provided by Boilermakers Local […]

Byrne Passes Bill Naming New Southeast Bridge After Putnam County Workers

Posted: July 20, 2020 in Community, In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that on June 9th, 2020, his legislation (A07888) passed the Assembly to rename the Prospect Hill Road Bridge the “Putnam County Workers Memorial Bridge.” The bridge, located in the Town of Southeast, crosses over the Harlem Line tracks and parts of the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Brewster […]

Byrne Bill Passes Assembly To Aid Yorktown Parks & Recreation

Posted: July 17, 2020 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Community, In the News, Taxes

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10, 2020, his legislation (A10012) to enable the Town of Yorktown to raise revenue for local recreation without raising taxes passed the Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support. “The passage of this bill is the result of teamwork and collaboration with our partners […]

Westchester County Corrections Benevolent Association Endorse Byrne

Posted: July 13, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

July 13, 2020 / Somers, NY – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s re-election campaign is proud to announce it secured the endorsement of the Westchester County Corrections Benevolent Association (COBA). In a letter to the Assemblyman declaring the endorsement, Westchester County COBA President Neil Pellone added “You have proven to be a staunch advocate of Unions and […]

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Byrne

Posted: June 29, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Equality

New York, New York / June 23, 2020 – Earlier this past month, Ashton Theodore Randle, State Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of New York announced the organization’s strong endorsement of Assemblyman Byrne. Randle praised Byrne for his integrity, work-ethic and independence, citing Byrne’s numerous accomplishments not only for the people of Westchester & Putnam […]

Byrne Clinches Endorsement from Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester

Posted: June 25, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Public Safety, Workers

June 25, 2020 / Somers, NY – This past month, in a letter dated May 19, 2020, the Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester, otherwise known as the A.P.A., announced its endorsement for Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s re-election campaign to represent New York’s 94th Assembly District.   “The Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester has enthusiastically endorsed Assemblyman […]

Plumbers & Steamfitters Support Byrne

Posted: June 23, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News, Infrastructure, Workers

Peekskill, NY / June 23, 2020 – The endorsements continue to roll in for Assemblyman Kevin Byrne as he seeks re-election to serve the 94th Assembly District. The most recent addition to an increasing list of organizations being the UA Local 21 Plumbers, Steamfitters and HVAC Service Technicians. Local 21 Business Manager Frank Palen announced […]

Physician Assistants Lend Support for Byrne

Posted: June 17, 2020 in In the News

In a Letter of Support dated June 3, 2020 the New York State Society of Physician Assistants offered praise for Assemblyman Byrne’s candidacy seeking re-election to serve the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. Byrne thanked the members of NYSSPA, “As someone who not only serves as the ranking member of the Assembly Health […]

Byrne Stands Firm With First Responders

Posted: June 15, 2020 in Public Safety

            Last week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), voted against the full repeal of section 50-a in the New York State Civil Rights Law (A10611), which eliminated long standing protections that were afforded to not only police officers, but corrections officers, probation officers, and firefighters/paramedics as well. Personnel records were previously shielded from disclosure by 50-a, […]

Byrne Passes Resolution to Proclaim Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day in New York

Posted: June 11, 2020 in Equality, Health, Life

A complete video of the resolution passing, including remarks from Assembly members Byrne and Bichotte may be viewed HERE Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the resolution he introduced to proclaim October 15, 2020 as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day in the state of New York has passed the Assembly unanimously. Sadly, […]

L.E.E.B.A. Backs Byrne

Posted: June 7, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Environment, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

New York, NY – Members of the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association (L.E.E.B.A.) announced its strong endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for his re-election to keeping serving the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. In a letter to the assemblyman announcing the endorsement L.E.E.B.A. President Kenneth Wynder wrote “We have been witnessing the work […]

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamsters Local 456 Stand With Byrne

Posted: June 4, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News, Workers

June, 2020 / Somers, NY – Earlier this month, Louis A. Picani, President & Principal Officer of Teamsters Local No. 456, proudly announced his organization’s strong endorsement of New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne in his bid to seek re-election this November. “Teamsters Local 456 is proud to endorse Kevin Byrne for the 94th Assembly […]

Governor’s Power Amid Pandemic Still Unchecked as Legislative Reform is Shot Down by One-Party Rule

Posted: June 1, 2020 in Ethics & Corruption

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is displeased to announce legislative reforms introduced by the Assembly Minority Conference by Assemblyman Andrew Goodell (R,C,I- Chautaugua) and co-sponsored by Byrne, (A10546) which would have installed greater legislative oversight of the governor during state of emergencies, were shot down by the Democratic controlled state Legislature in Albany. The legislation […]

Byrne Joins Assembly Colleagues to Ensure Death Benefits Get to Families of Municipal Front-line Workers

Posted: May 29, 2020 in First Responders, Health, In the News, Workers

           Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that after much advocacy from front line public workers and his colleagues in the Assembly, early Friday morning he voted in favor of and helped pass legislation (A.10528) to ensure that families of municipal front-line workers who lost their lives to COVID-19 as a result of their service […]

Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)

Utility Workers UWUA LOCAL 1-2 Endorse Byrne

Posted: May 27, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Energy, Workers

May 27, 2020 / Somers, NY – The members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 1-2 announced they proudly stand in support of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and strongly endorse his re-election to continue serving the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. Assemblyman Byrne thanked Vice President William Smith and the UWUA membership […]

New Yorkers Can’t Afford To Ignore Dental Health

Posted: May 19, 2020 in Health, In the News

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that as the Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly’s Committee on Health, he joined colleagues led by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref-Brooklyn, Staten Island) in requesting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo permit dentists to safely reopen their offices and resume their important practice. Due to the governor’s NY […]

Assembly Minority Conference Calls for Legislative Hearings on COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Nursing Homes

Posted: May 12, 2020 in Health, In the News

    In a letter to the chairmen of the Committees on Aging, Health, and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations, members of the Assembly Minority Conference have called on the Legislature to convene a hearing to review and investigate New York’s policies, decisions and protocols that were utilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on […]

Byrne: Don’t Punish Out-Of-State Healthcare Workers Who Answered Our Plea for Help

Posted: May 12, 2020 in Health, In the News

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce his full support and co-sponsorship of legislation introduced by Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville) and Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) which would waive state income taxes for first responders, healthcare workers and other professionals who have come to New York to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.             […]

Garbarino & Byrne Call for Health Committee Public Hearing Into Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths

Posted: April 28, 2020 in Health, In the News

Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville), a member of the Assembly Committee on Health, is calling for the committee to exercise oversight to help discover what made New York nursing homes especially vulnerable to high COVID-19 death rates. He and his colleague, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), who is the ranking Republican of the Assembly Health Committee, wrote […]

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, […]

Gallivan and Byrne Call on Governor to Prioritize Antibody Testing For Blood and Plasma Donors

Posted: April 21, 2020 in Health, In the News

Below is a copy of letter, publicly available, sent by Senator Patrick Gallivan and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne addressed to Governor Cuomo and copied to Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker. The letter requests that as the state begins to build capacity to conduct antibody testing, it consider giving priority to residents who donate blood. […]

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 […]

Positive Train Control Finally Completed in Hudson Region

Posted: April 14, 2020 in In the News, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Transportation

A Letter to the Editor from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             In early March, the MTA and Metro-North completed full implementation of positive train control (PTC) on both the Hudson and Harlem lines. For those who have been following this issue closely, this is something that I have been pushing for consistently during our Joint […]

April is Donate Life Month

Posted: April 10, 2020 in Health, In the News, Life

            In honor of April being National Donate Life Month, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is encouraging New Yorkers to consider registering as an organ and tissue donor. Last year, the Assembly passed a resolution to declare April as Donate Life Month in New York. Currently, there are over 100,000 people on the national organ and […]

Mahopac Central School District Forgiveness

Posted: April 10, 2020 in Community, Education, In the News

Additional statement from Assemblyman Byrne “One of the measures we have been working on since last year was to pass legislation that would prevent the people of the Mahopac Central School District from being punished with millions of dollars in lost state building aid due to a self reported filing error from the school district. […]

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 […]

EMS and 911 Dispatch are Essential in COVID-19 Crisis

Posted: April 3, 2020 in Health, In the News, Public Safety

A Letter to the Editor from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) To Our Friends in the First Responder Community, Since Gov. Cuomo announced the 100 percent workforce reduction of all non-essential businesses, I’ve heard many of you expressing your concern and dismay about EMS and 911 dispatch not being listed alongside fire protection and law enforcement […]

State Supports Expecting Mothers & Support Person During Childbirth

Posted: March 31, 2020 in Health, In the News, Life

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report Gov. Cuomo recently signed an executive order with a directive which clarified a previous order barring all visitors in hospitals as a response to COVID-19.  The new directive clarified that a pregnant woman’s support person during childbirth is still considered essential, and thereby mandates all hospitals to allow pregnant […]

Looking at the Future to Build Healthcare Openness and Access

Posted: March 30, 2020 in Health, In the News

                       According to the 2020 Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) report pre-released by the Mercatus Center, New York is ranked 49out of 51 (50 states plus Washington D.C.) in terms of overall openness and access to healthcare.  “I’m pleased that Gov. Cuomo has taken decisive steps to not only ‘flatten the curve,’ but also ‘raise […]

Byrne Calls To Protect Physicians in State Budget

Posted: March 27, 2020 in Health, In the News

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pushing for continued support in the state budget to prevent the state’s high malpractice insurance costs from being pushed onto physicians. Currently, the Medicaid Redesign Team II is proposing a $52 million cut, shifting the cost back onto physicians enrolled in the excess Medical Malpractice Insurance Program.             “It’s high time […]

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 […]

New Assistance for Families Quarantined Due to COVID-19

Posted: March 19, 2020 in Health, In the News

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is proud to announce bipartisan legislation (A.10153) which extends New York’s paid family leave program to those who are under government-mandated quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak, passed the Assembly with his support and was recently signed into law by Governor Cuomo on March 18, 2020.             “COVID-19 is not only […]

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 […]

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 […]

Byrne Calls for Greater Attention to State & Local Transportation Infrastructure

Posted: March 5, 2020 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined colleagues from the Assembly and Senate for the annual “Local Roads Matter” rally on March 4 highlighting the need for greater investment in our state and local transportation infrastructure. The group called for funding increases to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Program (CHIPS) and the restoration of the Extreme […]

Byrne Clinches Nod From Westchester GOP

Posted: February 27, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News

Tuesday, February 25, 2020/ Westchester County, NY – Earlier this week, the Westchester County Republican Party held its annual county-wide convention to endorse local, state and federal candidates seeking elected office.  At the convention, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne once again clinched the nomination from the GOP, receiving a unanimous vote in support of his candidacy to […]

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

Posted: February 25, 2020 in Immigration, In the News, Public Safety

           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 in 2020 Endorsements, In the News

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 in Community, In the News, Seniors

            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 in Community, In the News

            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 in First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

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 in Health, In the News, Public Safety

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 in Equality, In the News

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 in In the News, Infrastructure, Transportation

            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 in Community, Environment, In the News

            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 in In the News, Public Safety

            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 in Health, In the News

            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 in In the News, Public Safety, Taxes

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 […]

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