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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2020 legislative session.

During the legislative session, Audubon New York works with lawmakers to advance critical policies that ensure a cleaner, healthier New York State for birds and people.

For more information or to request an interview with an Audubon staff member, please contact Sharon Bruce, Communications Manager at sbruce@audubon.org

Here are the latest developments:

Opportunity to Gain 20,000 Protected Coastal Acres
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Opportunity to Gain 20,000 Protected Coastal Acres

An update to the Coastal Barrier Resources Act would impact birds that depend on our shoreline, wetlands, and estuaries.

Passed! Historic Wetlands Protections Included in New York State Budget
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Passed! Historic Wetlands Protections Included in New York State Budget

Critical reforms will protect more than 1 million acres of freshwater wetlands, and millions of migratory and nesting birds.

New York's 2022-23 State Budget Wins for Birds
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New York's 2022-23 State Budget Wins for Birds

Governor's budget proposal includes landmark funding to create jobs and protect freshwater wetlands

Audubon Applauds New Rules to Protect Irreplaceable Wetlands
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Audubon Applauds New Rules to Protect Irreplaceable Wetlands

New York Governor Hochul’s budget proposal would conserve more than 1 million acres of freshwater wetlands.

Key Takeaways from Governor Kathy Hochul's 2022 State of the State Address
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Key Takeaways from Governor Kathy Hochul's 2022 State of the State Address

Audubon is proud to see New York commit to taking urgent action on freshwater wetlands and to advancing more measures that will help birds and people.

Budget Will Fund New York State Birding Trail and Reauthorize the Bond Act
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Budget Will Fund New York State Birding Trail and Reauthorize the Bond Act

— The Restore Mother Nature Bond Act, paired with historic funding levels for the Environmental Protection Fund, will enable us to substantially invest in safe recreation, clean air and water, and healthy habitats our birds need.
Audubon Urges Support of Historic Funding Levels for the Environment
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Audubon Urges Support of Historic Funding Levels for the Environment

Testimony on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2021 Executive Budget proposal for New York State

Cuomo's 2021 Budget Proposal Delivers for the Environment
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Cuomo's 2021 Budget Proposal Delivers for the Environment

As New Yorkers rediscover the joy of birds and the outdoors, the Governor unveils a strong environmental agenda.