Massive Budget Comes with Massive Costs

Posted: April 14, 2021 in Taxes

A Legislative Column from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, SAM, ROS – Mahopac) For the past several months, I participated in numerous committee meetings and budget hearings to advocate for more responsible state policy that would put taxpayers first and support essential services that assist public health and safety, as well as our schools, seniors, […]

Byrne Secures Alternative Method for Funding New Turf Fields

Posted: October 14, 2020 in Community, Environment, Taxes

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report his legislation (A10012) to allow for the leasing of advertising space at a local town park in order to raise revenue to support local recreation has been signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. This bill allows the leasing of space on certain sports fields in […]

Byrne Means Business: Assemblyman Endorsed by The Business Council of New York

Posted: October 9, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Business, In the News, Taxes

Organization lauds Byrne’s “pro-jobs, pro-investment, pro-growth agenda” (October 9, 2020) – The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee recently announced its slate of endorsements for the 2020 state legislative elections. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne was one of the candidates receiving an endorsement. Byrne, who is seeking his third term to represent the 94th Assembly District, was among those […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Carmel Distillery Bill Signed into Law

Posted: October 9, 2019 in Business, Community, In the News, Taxes

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, […]

Help New York Support Families of Stillborn Children

Posted: August 23, 2019 in Health, In the News, Life, Taxes

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 in In the News, Taxes, Transportation

            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 Provides Overview of 2019 Legislative Session

Posted: July 29, 2019 in Equality, In the News, Taxes

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 […]


Posted: June 20, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

(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 Sounds Alarm Against AlbanyCare At Public Health Hearing

Posted: May 31, 2019 in Business, Health, In the News, Taxes

“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 […]

NYS Budget: A Bad Deal for New Yorkers

Posted: April 2, 2019 in In the News, Taxes

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 […]

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

Posted: March 13, 2019 in In the News, Taxes, Veterans

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 Pushes for additional Tax Relief

Posted: February 28, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

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 in Business, In the News, Taxes

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 in In the News, Taxes

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 […]

What the Governor Forgot To Mention In His Budget Presentation

Posted: January 16, 2019 in Business, In the News, Taxes

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 […]

Byrne Comments on Albany’s Cash Grab

Posted: December 18, 2018 in Ethics & Corruption, In the News, Taxes

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 […]


Posted: September 8, 2018 in Ethics & Corruption, In the News, Taxes

Two New York state assemblymen from the Hudson Valley are asking a commission to close what they say is an egregious loophole. The loophole that allows for double dipping is something Republican Kevin Byrne and Democrat James Skoufis want to see closed. The assemblymen have written to members of the New York State Commission on […]


Posted: July 3, 2018 in Community, In the News, Taxes

A legislative column from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac)   There’s an old saying, “Our liberty is never safe when the New York State Legislature is in session.” There’s definitely some truth to that. This past legislative session I successfully fought back against several initiatives that would have added to our state’s crushing tax burden, added excessive regulations […]


Posted: April 1, 2018 in Education, Health, In the News, Taxes, Transportation

  “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 […]


Posted: March 27, 2018 in In the News, Taxes

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 […]


Posted: March 20, 2018 in Business, Health, In the News, Taxes

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 […]


Posted: January 19, 2018 in In the News, Taxes

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 […]


Posted: January 3, 2018 in In the News, Taxes

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, […]


Posted: July 31, 2017 in In the News, Taxes

  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 […]


Posted: April 9, 2017 in In the News, Taxes

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 […]