Press Releases

Byrnes: New York State Council on the Arts Grants to Local Organizations and Artists

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is proud to announce 10 local organizations and artists in the 133rd Assembly District have received $1,602,000 in grant awards from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Byrnes is a strong supporter...

Need Help? Byrnes Is Here For You With Options Around The Community

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is announcing two special opportunities for the public to meet with her to get help on any state issues they may have, hear about what is going on at the state Capitol or simply to say hello. The informal...

Byrnes Calls for Child Care Affordability & Options for Rural Communities

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Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) attended the Joint Legislative Budget Public Hearing on Human Services this week in her capacity as the ranking Minority member of the Assembly Children and Families Committee to advocate for increased opportunities...

Byrnes Statement on 2024 State of The State

“New York is the highest taxed state in the nation, and Albany just keeps spending the people’s money as if there’s no end in sight. The reality is the end is here. People aren’t surviving. People in communities all across our state, but particularly...

Byrnes Invites All to Electronics Recycling Event

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is partnering with Sunnking and state Sen. Pam Helming to host an electronics recycling event for constituents of the 133rd Assembly District this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. The event will be held from 8:30...

Byrnes Announces Local Library Construction Grants

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is proud to announce the New York State Education Department and New York State Library have approved six projects at local libraries within the 133rd Assembly District. The projects are funded through a $34...

Byrnes Sponsors Gabby’s Law

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Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined Assemblyman Ed Flood (R,C-Port Jefferson) and state Sens. Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) and Dean Murray (R,C-3rd District) at a press conference to announce new legislation that would allow New...

Byrnes On NYS’ Immigration Crisis

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference today to discuss their omnibus immigration policy in light of the crisis resulting from New York City’s “sanctuary city” status....

New York State Assembly Recognizes April as Native Plant Month

ALBANY, NY: On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution recognizing April as Native Plant Month, making New York State the most recent state to officially participate in the Garden Club of America’s National Native Plant Month Initiative....

Byrnes Calls for Empowering Schools With Their Own Safety

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Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) said the time has come to empower schools with the resources they need to keep students safe at a press conference led by Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference....

Byrnes: Let’s Fix Raise The Age Once And For All

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), members of the Assembly Minority Conference, as well as district attorneys and law enforcement, to announce their support for new legislation that will reform Raise...

Byrnes Hopes Final Budget Will Exclude Hochul’s Forced Housing Plan

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference led by Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) along with local officials and environmental advocates at a press conference held inside the State Capitol today to discuss...

Byrnes: Assembly Majority Budget Fails To Safeguard NY

“It’s disappointing, yet unsurprising, that the Assembly Majority has rejected the governor’s proposal to restore judicial discretion and other measures to fix the bail reforms that have endangered our state for the past five years. Although I am...

Byrnes: Increase Funding For Local Roads

“In rural communities our roads are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods. Passable roads are the difference between life and death in an emergency. They ensure public safety. They make all the difference in commerce and our small, ‘Main Street’ economies....

Byrnes, USDA & FarmNet to Host Inaugural Women in Ag Day

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NY FarmNet are hosting a Women in Ag Day Conference to build and support a network of women in agriculture in and around Livingston County. Dozens of participants have...

Byrnes Launches Petition to Save Natural Gas Option for Consumers

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) has launched a petition to stop the mandatory electrification of New York state as called for by Gov. Kathy Hochul in her Executive Budget proposal. The budget proposes to prohibit the installation of fossil...

Byrnes Announces $1.2 Million in Local NYS Council on the Arts Grants

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), in partnership with the New York Council on the Arts (NYSCA), is proud to announce more than $1.2 million in grants that are being awarded to local arts organizations within the 133rd Assembly District. The...

Byrnes Partners With USDA & Farmnet To Host Women In AG Day

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and NY FarmNet, is hosting a Women in Ag Day Conference to build and support a network of women in agriculture in and around Livingston County....

Byrnes: Budget Will Be Battle Of Wills

“With a veto-proof supermajority in place, the state legislative majorities have the ability to pass any budget they want this year. The governor has already proposed the most expensive spending plan in state history, full of downstate-driven policies...

Byrnes Announces Opening of New Satellite Office

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) is announcing the opening of a new satellite office located at the Wayland Town Hall, 110 N. Main Street, in Wayland. The satellite office will be open every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with Community...