In the News


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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,” […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]

Byrne defends Constitution, rights of law abiding gun owners, and public safety

Posted: January 29, 2019

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) regarding “Red Flag” Legislation I voted against the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) legislation, commonly referred to as the “Red Flag Law,” because it presents several problems for law-abiding gun owners and the public in general. Its flaws include opportunities for exploitation and abuse, lack of timely due process, and it provides no […]

NYC Controlled Assembly Majority Blocks Transparency and Ethics Reform in Albany

Posted: January 25, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref- Mahopac) and other members of the Assembly Minority Conference recently presented a set of amendments to bring ethics reform and transparency to New York’s government. Unfortunately, the Assembly Majority blocked the 15 resolutions on Wednesday, January 23. These rules reform proposals include imposing eight-year term limits for the speaker of the […]

Assistance to Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown

Posted: January 18, 2019

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

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 […]


Posted: January 9, 2019

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             “The 2019 Legislative Session has begun and there is a challenging road ahead due to the large amount of work we still have to do.  As more and more people flee New York, we see the negative effects of out-migration and population loss; families are being separated, federal funding being lost […]


Posted: January 2, 2019

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was sworn into office on January 1, 2019 by friend and former colleague, Senator Terrence Murphy, kicking off his second term representing the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. The swearing in took place at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac among family, friends, and fellow elected officials. Senator Murphy and […]

Assemblyman Byrne Joins Leadership Team in Albany

Posted: January 1, 2019

Entering his second term, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he has been selected to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Assembly Republican Conference’s Steering Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The Steering Committee has the important task of directing the conference’s agenda by focusing on various policy and legislative proposals within the […]

Another Successful Holiday Food Drive Hosted By Assemblyman Byrne!

Posted: December 28, 2018

Dec. 28, 2018 / Brewster, NY -During the middle of the holiday season, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) and his staff visited the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown and Brewster Community Food Pantry to distribute donations collected from their holiday food drive. Byrne’s office received five full boxes of non-perishable food from generous residents […]

Byrne Comments on Albany’s Cash Grab

Posted: December 18, 2018

A Statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne on “Pay Raise Committee” Recommendations “I knew what the salary was when I first sought election to the New York State Assembly in 2016, and I knew what the salary was during my re-election this year. I opposed a pay raise then and oppose a pay raise today. I […]

New York Farm Bureau Names Byrne to 2018 ‘Circle of Friends’

Posted: December 17, 2018

Albany, NY – 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 the second 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 important for our economic and […]


Posted: November 21, 2018

Donations of non-perishable food items to benefit local pantries Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (pictured above) and Sen. Terrence Murphy collected five full boxes of non-perishable food items during their Holiday Food Drive last year. This year’s drive runs from November 19th through December 20th.   Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref.-Mahopac) and Sen. Terrence Murphy are kicking off the […]


Posted: November 19, 2018

Over $372 million in funding available to qualifying homeowners through HEAP program   Homeowners are all too familiar with the considerable cost associated with keeping their home heated during the winter months. Now faced with the arrival of this year’s first storm, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (Mahopac) is working to ensure those who qualify for state […]

Byrne Wins Re-election!

Posted: November 8, 2018

WE WON! Assemblyman Byrne joined by his wife Briana addresses supporters on election night at the Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac.   November 8, 2018 / Mahopac, NY – After a long election night where Republicans in New York State faced many challenges, Assemblyman Byrne secured his re-election by a 14 point margin winning both Westchester […]

Byrne Crushes Competition in First Head to Head Debate

Posted: October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 / Mahopac, NY – Last night, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, (R-Mahopac) and his opponent Vedat Gashi (D) faced off in a candidate’s forum hosted by The League of Women Voters of Putnam County, held at the Mahopac Public Library. Before yesterday, Byrne participated in two separate “Meet the Candidate” forums hosted by the […]

Assemblyman Byrne Celebrates Summer Reading Challenge Participants

Posted: October 20, 2018

October 16, 2018 / Yorktown, NY – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne hosted a special pizza party celebration to commemorate the accomplishments of local children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 20 students from local school districts were recognized for their participation. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to continue their educational studies […]

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