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BYRNE SUPPORTS APPOINTMENT OF NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL

Posted: May 22, 2018

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (Right) pictured with New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood (Left).   Albany, NY./ May 22, 2018  “Today’s appointment of Barbara Underwood to serve as New York’s attorney general for the remainder of this legislative term is a major victory for our state and its residents. While our politics may differ, I still recognize Ms. […]

BYRNE RALLIES AGAINST PAROLE FOR CONVICTED COP KILLER

Posted: May 16, 2018

Herman Bell accomplice, Anthony Bottom, is eligible for parole in June   On Wednesday, May 16, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) joined legislative colleagues from across New York at a press conference calling on the state’s board of parole to deny an upcoming parole request for cop-killer Anthony Bottom. Bottom, who executed two NYPD officers alongside […]

BYRNE COMMENTS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHNEIDERMAN’S RESIGNATION

Posted: May 11, 2018

  The New Yorker’s breaking story exposed the state’s former attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, for the despicable, mistrusting person we now know him to be.  While my anger and disappointment in our state’s top law enforcement officer swells, my heart also goes out to the brave victims who came forward to tell their story. These allegations […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES IMPENDING START TO ROUTE 6 REPAVING PROJECT

Posted: May 2, 2018

Construction on long awaited infrastructure improvement set to begin in late May, early June  After nearly a full year of pressing state leadership to address much needed infrastructure improvements on Route 6 in Putnam County, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I Ref-Mahopac) announced the bidding process for the project was complete, and construction is set to begin. […]

STATE ANTES UP TO PAVE DAMAGED THOROUGHFARES IN PUTNAM AND WESTCHESTER COUNTIES

Posted: May 1, 2018

Assemblyman Byrne joined Putnam County Executive Odell and Senator Terrence Murphy earlier this year at a joint meeting with representatives from NYS DOT.   Albany, NY – The harsh winter left many roads in the Hudson Valley with potholes the size of craters and road surfaces that are so rough that driving on them should […]

BILL IMPROVING BALLOT CLARITY PASSES STATE ASSEMBLY

Posted: April 19, 2018

  Nonpartisan legislation would require clear communication notifying voters of two-sided ballots   Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced today the state Assembly’s passage of a bill (A.09923) which would require clear instructions to indicate to voters whether or not an election ballot is two-sided. The nonpartisan legislation, introduced by Assemblyman David Buchwald and co-sponsored by […]

BYRNE WEIGHS IN ON PASSAGE OF 2018 STATE BUDGET

Posted: April 1, 2018

  “As we reflect on the passage of another state budget in Albany, we once again see how profoundly flawed and lacking in transparency the budget process has become. “Unfortunately, this year’s budget falls woefully short in providing meaningful tax relief for our overburdened working class families and fails to address the fundamental issues driving […]

BYRNE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO ADDRESS NEW YORK’S AFFORDABILITY CRISIS

Posted: March 27, 2018

Voices opposition to potential $1 billion tax increases in governor’s proposed budget Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) voices concerns over proposed tax increases in this year’s state budget at a Reclaim New York Initiative press conference in Albany on Tuesday, March 27.   (Albany, NY) — Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) joined the Reclaim New York Initiative in […]

BYRNE CALLS FOR MEDICAID REFORM AND TAX RELIEF

Posted: March 20, 2018

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 KICKS OFF 2018 CAMPAIGN

Posted: February 24, 2018

Assemblyman to seek second term representing the 94th District   Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a special celebration to commemorate the kickoff of his 2018 re-election campaign in Carmel on Saturday, February 24. Attracting over one hundred people, the event offered supporters a comprehensive look at Byrne’s accomplishments in his first term at the state […]

BYRNE TAKES STATE LEADERSHIP TO TASK AT TRANSPORTATION BUDGET HEARING

Posted: January 31, 2018

Focused on addressing local needs, delay in Route 6 repaving initiative Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) displays a photo of potholes on Route 6 in Putnam County during the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Transportation  on Thursday, January 25, 2018.   At the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Transportation, his first hearing since being named to the […]

BYRNE ASSIGNED TO ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Posted: January 23, 2018

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced this week that freshman lawmaker Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) has been tapped as the newest member of the state Assembly’s Transportation Committee. Byrne serves as the only Putnam County representative at the state level to sit on this important committee, and this appointment reflects the lawmaker’s willingness to take on […]

BYRNE URGES ACCOUNTABILITY, FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY FOLLOWING GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PRESENTATION

Posted: January 19, 2018

A legislative statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) “Gov. Cuomo stood behind a podium that featured a sign reading “Stand United to Fight for New York” during his budget proposal earlier this week. Unfortunately, his insistence on blaming the federal government for New York’s tax woes, while doing very little at the state level to […]

BYRNE WEIGHS IN ON STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Posted: January 3, 2018

A legislative statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) “In his 2011 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo acknowledged the role our state’s tax system plays in driving young people and business owners to seek greener pastures elsewhere, saying New York, “has no future as the tax capitol of the nation.” Now seven years later, […]

BYRNE NAMED TO NEW YORK FARM BUREAU’S ‘CIRCLE OF FRIENDS’

Posted: December 27, 2017

Distinction recognizes lawmakers who have supported New York’s farmers   On December 21, the New York Farm Bureau named Kevin Byrne as one of the state lawmakers in its annual ‘Circle of Friends.’ Each year, this honor is bestowed on New York state legislators who demonstrate a profound commitment to supporting the state’s farmers and […]

A Future Without Indian Point…

Posted: December 20, 2017

  CORTLANDT NY — On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, members of the New York State Indian Point Closure Task Force met again at the Cortlandt Town Hall for updates and reports on the plant’s pending closure.   At the meeting, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that oversees the state’s […]

PUTNAM AWARDED $1.2 MILLION FOR DANBURY-BREWSTER SEWER PROJECT

Posted: December 15, 2017

  CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that the Danbury-Brewster sewer project has been awarded $1.2 million in New York State funding. The project, which extends the Danbury sewer line over the state border and through the Route 6 corridor of Brewster, was granted Empire State Development money through the consolidated funding […]

BYRNE & MURPHY CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Posted: December 14, 2017

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (left) and Chief of Staff Matt Covucci (right) delivered holiday food drive donations to the Brewster Community Food Pantry on Thursday, December 14.  This week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Terrence Murphy visited the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown and the Brewster Community Food Pantry to distribute donations collected during their holiday […]

A Shore Thing: Governor Cuomo’s Signing of Legislation Earmarks Three Local Lakes for Waterfront Revitalization

Posted: December 4, 2017

Albany, NY – Our local waterways help sustain the economies of lakeside communities and serve as satisfying sanctuaries for fishing, boating, and swimming. Growing concern over the intrusive algae and pollution affecting Lake Baldwin, Lake Ossi and Lake Purdys prompted Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne to author legislation designating these lakes as inland […]

BETTER BENEFITS FOR COMBAT VETERANS

Posted: November 22, 2017

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 […]

The Heat Is On: $327 Million Available Through Home Energy Assistance Program

Posted: November 21, 2017

Senator Terrence Murphy & Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Announce Program to Help Needy New Yorkers Stay Warm Albany, NY – Forecasters have predicted that this winter will be so cold that if you boil a pot of water, take it outside and toss it into the air, it will freeze and turn into ice crystals before […]

Letter To The Editor: Rename The New Cuomo Bridge

Posted: November 20, 2017

To the Editor: I voted against renaming the Tappan Zee Bridge earlier this year and I remain opposed to it today. In typical Albany fashion, the name change was sneaked into an omnibus bill in the middle of the night while the rest of the state was fast asleep during what’s referred to as an […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE CELEBRATES SUMMER READING CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS

Posted: October 27, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a special pizza party celebration to commemorate the accomplishments of local children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 15 students from local school districts were recognized for their participation. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to continue their educational studies into the summer […]

MURPHY AND BYRNE CELEBRATE GOV. SIGNING OF CANCER COVERAGE BILL FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: October 25, 2017

Albany, NY – No one volunteers to get cancer. Volunteer firefighters fighting cancer have found that battling a health crisis with limited medical coverage can be just as daunting as running into a burning building. A bill giving firefighters the protection they need has been a long time coming. On October 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

BYRNE HOSTS MOVIE SCREENING FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Posted: October 20, 2017

Free red carpet event featured screening of ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ On Saturday, October 14, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a special movie event for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The free event, presented in partnership with Green Chimneys, Putnam ARC and Carmel Cinema, offered attendees the chance to walk the red […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE ATTENDS NYS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL

Posted: October 18, 2017

On Monday, October 10, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) attended this year’s NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at the Empire State Plaza. The event, which commemorated the addition of 118 new names to the monument, offered attendees the opportunity to honor the spirit and legacy of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice […]

BYRNE AND SERINO HOST YELLOW DOT SAFETY EVENT

Posted: September 22, 2017

A special informational session regarding the New York State Sheriff Association’s Yellow Dot safety program, hosted by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Putnam County Friendship Center in Putnam Valley. Attendees were treated to an educational and descriptive account of the program, which is designed to […]

BYRNE WELCOMES NEW AMERICAN CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Posted: September 13, 2017

CARMEL, NY – On Wednesday, Assemblyman Byrne had the honor of welcoming dozens of new American Citizens to a naturalization ceremony at the Putnam County Historical Court House hosted by the Hon. Judge John W. Sweeney, Jr. and the Hon. Michael Bartolotti Putnam County Clerk. “It’s beautiful to see so many people, after years of hard work, […]

MURPHY & BYRNE TEAM UP WITH LOCAL LEADERS TO TACKLE HURRICANE HARVEY

Posted: September 6, 2017

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – The water has receded, the sound of hammers and saws rebuilding damaged homes is in the air, but the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey will be felt for years to come. The historic rainfall, which dumped 27 trillion gallons of water over Texas and Louisiana killed at least thirty-five people, forced […]

BYRNE DELIVERS $13,000 IN AID TO MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Posted: August 31, 2017

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced today that he has successfully provided the Mahopac Public Library with an additional $13,000 in state aid through New York state’s bullet aid program. The Mahopac Public Library announced it plans to use the aid to re-vitalize its first floor. “Public libraries are an important fabric in […]

YORKTOWN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF PROPERLY DISCARDING MEDICATION

Posted: August 29, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents unloaded more than 200 pounds of unwanted prescription medications last week as part of the annual “Shed the Meds” event in Yorktown organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy. Jefferson Village in Yorktown was the latest stop on Murphy’s district-wide tour, which began in Mount Pleasant on July 31. Two weeks ago, […]

BILL BANNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE

Posted: August 10, 2017

Legislation will significantly reduce youth exposure to tobacco products Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced that on July 25, 2017 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation A.611/S.750 that immediately banned the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York. Byrne is a co-sponsor of the Assembly bill introduced by Assemblywoman […]

STATE LEGISLATION SUPPORTS PEEKSKILL HOLLOW CREEK

Posted: August 3, 2017

This week, New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref.-Mahopac) announced the new designation of the Peekskill Hollow Creek as an inland waterway. This designation was made possible through legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, which passed earlier this year and was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 25, […]

BYRNE WEIGHS IN ON FIRST LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Posted: July 31, 2017

  In late June, I finished my first legislative session in the New York State Assembly. Despite its many challenges, it is always a privilege to serve on behalf of the many hardworking men and women in the 94th Assembly District. The familiar frustrations many of us observed during the Legislature’s budgeting process continued when […]

GOV. CUOMO SIGNS LAW TO BETTER LEGALLY PROTECT FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: July 26, 2017

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle and Senator Rich Funke announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation they sponsor (A06756/S01022) to increase protections for firefighters performing emergency services. “This legislation is essential to ensuring our firefighters have the necessary protections to carry out their jobs safely and efficiently. We must do everything possible […]

BYRNE REVIEWS SECOR SPILL WITH STATE DEC AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS

Posted: July 18, 2017

  Last month a homeowner’s oil tank accidentally spilled, leaking fuel and making its way into part of Lake Secor. When Assemblyman Byrne heard the news, he drove down the following morning to view the lake before my commute up to Albany. We’ve had a real transformation since that morning.   The DEC, Town of Carmel, […]

BYRNE SCORES PERFECT ATTENDANCE RECORD

Posted: July 14, 2017

Roll Call: Albany Lawmakers Attendance Records     First year in Albany, perfect attendance! New York Lawmakers shouldn’t need kudos for simply showing up to do the job they were elected to do; however, it is always refreshing to see our state representatives taking their elected positions seriously.  Freshman Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is a perfect […]

BYRNE SUPPORTS HEALTH FAIR FOR PUTNAM VALLEY SENIORS

Posted: July 12, 2017

On July 12, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) participated in the 2017 Putnam Valley Senior Health Fair at the Putnam Valley Senior Center. Hundreds of local residents attended the free event offered in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and the Putnam Valley Seniors, and enjoyed an array of educational workshops and demonstrations. The day’s activities […]

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

Posted: July 1, 2017

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 […]

BYRNE ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Posted: June 30, 2017

Statewide initiative offers students incentives for reaching their academic goals Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) is pleased to announce his participation in the 2017 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. The program is designed to keep students in an academic frame of mind throughout the summer months and prepare them for the upcoming school year. […]

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: SENATOR MURPHY, ASSEMBLYMAN BYRNE PRESENT $1,000 GRANT TO THE F.O.P. STEPHEN P. DRISCOLL MEMORIAL PIPE BAND

Posted: June 26, 2017

Carmel, NY – The bagpipes have been a staple of music for as long as there have been parades, memorial services and traditional ceremonies. Renowned composers such as Joseph Hayden and Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote symphonies incorporating the bagpipes. The unique sound of the pipes can even be heard in non-traditional music in the songs […]

BYRNE PASSES BILL IMPROVING CANCER COVERAGE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: June 21, 2017

Legislation would offer enhanced benefits to individuals who develop cancer Yesterday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced the state Assembly’s passage of a bill (A.711B) that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to volunteer firefighters who develop certain types of cancers due […]

BYRNE CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF BILL IMPROVING CANCER COVERAGE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: June 14, 2017

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) called on the leadership in the state Assembly to take up a bill A.711A that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to volunteer firefighters who develop certain types of cancers due to the hazardous exposures from […]

BYRNE, MURPHY PASS WATERSHED LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC STEAM FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF LOCAL LAKES

Posted: June 11, 2017

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) and Sen. Terrence Murphy announced today the passage of legislation designating Baldwin Lake, Ossi Lake and Lake Purdys as inland waterways for the purpose of waterfront revitalization. Aimed at protecting the natural beauty of these beautiful water bodies, these bills will increase access to funding easing the financial burden of maintaining […]

KEVIN BYRNE NAMED NEW YORK STATE YOUNG REPUBLICANS’ ASSEMBLY MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Posted: June 4, 2017

Freshman legislator will be honored at organization’s State Convention in June The New York State Young Republicans announced Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I, Ref-Mahopac) as the organization’s 2017 Assembly Member of the Year on Thursday, April 20. In just his first year of legislative service, Byrne, a former chair of the Putnam County Young Republicans Club […]

HEALTH FAIR SPONSORED BY SENATOR MURPHY AND ASSEMBLYMAN BYRNE HELPS SENIORS GEAR UP FOR HEALTHY SUMMER

Posted: May 27, 2017

Yorktown, NY – An overflow crowd of seniors joined Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for a free senior health fair at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center on May 25th. A wide range of agencies were on hand to highlight a broad range of services that included ride sharing, senior housing and long term […]

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

Posted: May 26, 2017

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 […]

EMPIRE CLUB RECOGNIZES BYRNE AS RISING STAR IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Posted: May 19, 2017

West Harrison, NY – On Friday, May 19, 2017, Assemblyman Byrne was recognized by the New York State GOP’s Empire Club as a “Rising Star” of the Hudson Valley. Byrne was nominated by Westchester Republican County Chairman Doug Colety along with Westchester County Legislator David Tubiolo. Both officials are presently in their first term and continue […]

BYRNE PASSES ASSEMBLY BILL INCREASING ACCESS TO AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS

Posted: May 17, 2017

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne “I am thrilled to report a bill I co-sponsored amending the public health law to increase widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) was brought before the Assembly yesterday and passed with overwhelming support.” “The lead sponsor of this bill is […]

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

Posted: May 11, 2017

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 […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES DEC GRANTS FOR PUTNAM LAND TRUSTS

Posted: May 9, 2017

Funding provided through NYS DEC in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance Two Putnam County land trusts will be among 58 recipients of statewide funding as part of the department’s 14th annual grant program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last month. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust, based in Garisson, NY, […]

BYRNE SPEAKS ON ASSEMBLY FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE

Posted: May 4, 2017

Earlier this past month, I was honored to speak on the Assembly Floor in support of Assembly Resolution 388, declaring May 3rd Volunteer Firefighters’ Appreciation Day. According to a recent state-wide study, the volunteer fire service saves taxpayers nearly 4 BILLION DOLLARS annually.  If volunteers fire departments were to become a paid service, property taxes across […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE SPEAKS IN FAVOR OF DISTRACTED DRIVING LEGISLATION

Posted: April 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne participated in a press conference in support of legislation aimed to reduce the increasing threat of injury due to automobile accidents caused by distracted drivers. The proposed bill, named ‘Evan’s Law’ in memory of Evan Lieberman, a young man who lost his life in a car accident with […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE WEIGHS IN ON STATE BUDGET

Posted: April 9, 2017

The past thirteen days were a marathon in the state Assembly. As the state failed to pass an on-time budget, Assemblyman Byrne worked continuously at the state capitol until the governor and both house majorities finally agreed to a budget deal late Friday evening. The final two budget bills were approved in the Assembly early […]

Byrne Reads Across America with Carmel Nursery School Students

Posted: March 3, 2017

Read Across America promotes reading to children across the nation. The goal is to encourage as many students to engage in reading as possible. Read Across America’s initiative kicked off on March 2 in memory of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “In a child’s earlier years, it’s essential to have a strong foundation built with basic literacy […]

BYRNE CO-SPONSORS “KIRBY & QUIGLEY’S LAW”

Posted: February 27, 2017

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced that he joined as a co-sponsor of “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” (S.1680/A.3038). The proposed legislation was named after two Montgomery County dogs that were killed during a burglary on February 17, 2016. It would expand Buster’s Law and make it a felony offense to harm a companion animal during the […]

Byrne Fulfills Promise: Votes to Strip Pensions from Corrupt Politicians

Posted: January 30, 2017

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref -Mahopac) voted in favor of legislation prompting a new state constitutional amendment that will strip pensions from state lawmakers and executive appointees convicted of felonies relating to their official position. It passed the Assembly with overwhelming support. The Assembly Minority Conference has been fighting for this measure for many years. […]

Byrne Takes Oath of Office to Represent the 94th Assembly District

Posted: January 3, 2017

Joined by his family, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne(R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) was sworn into office on January 3rd, 2017 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, officially becoming the Assembly representative for the 94th District. “I look forward to being in Albany and working with Leader Kolb to represent the people of the 94th Assembly District. This is going […]