Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Help Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Advocates Navigate the Different Services to Address their Needs Passes Assembly

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that, in observance of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, the New York State Assembly passed her legislation to improve the independent developmental disability ombudsman program (A1577a)....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Senator Griffo hosted President Kavanagh of the American Irish Legislator Society of New York

On Sunday, Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) and Senator Griffo (R-C Rome) had the honor of hosting the President of the American Irish Legislators Society of New York for a tour of the new Mohawk Valley Irish Cultural Center. "The Mohawk Valley has...

New York State Assembly Passes Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Help State Charter Banks

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that the New York State Assembly passed her legislation to keep state charter banks competitive with federal charters. "In 1997, New York State enacted legislation to empower the Department...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: New York State Assembly Honors Volunteer Firefighters, Nurses, and Teachers

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that last week, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution to honor our volunteer firefighters. "Last week in the Assembly, my colleagues and I passed a resolution proclaiming May 4th as Volunteer...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Statement on the Final Budget Bills

This past week, we passed the FY 24-25 New York State Budget in the Assembly. While I did support some of the budget initiatives that will make critical investments in the Mohawk Valley, there were some harmful provisions in the budget that I could not...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Honors Parkinson’s Ambassador Paula Flisnik of Oneida County

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) honored Parkinson’s Ambassador Paula Flisnik from Oneida County as the New York State Assembly proclaimed April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in New York State. "Parkinson's is a serious medical...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Held Mobile Office Hours Throughout the District

Yesterday, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) finished holding her mobile office hours. Throughout the week, she has held mobile office hours at the Capitol Theatre, the Whitesboro Fire Department, and Giotto Center Community Health and Behavioral...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Co-Sponsors the Property Protection Act to Combat Squatting

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) announced she has co-sponsored the Property Protection Act. The legislation would protect homeowners' rights and add squatting to the definition of criminal trespassing (A6894). “Squatting is defined...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Co-Sponsors the Rural Energy Freedom Act

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) announced she has co-sponsored the Rural Energy Freedom Act. This legislation would exempt the burning of wood, used for cooking or heating buildings, from restrictions under the New York State Climate...

Buttenschon to Host Mobile Office Hours

Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-C 119) will be hosting Mobile Office Hours, to connect and speak to residents about the issues that matter most in their communities. Hearing directly from constituents provides Assemblywoman Buttenschon with the insight needed...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces Free Admission to State Parks and Lands to Veterans and Gold Star Families

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that starting on April 1st, New York State Veterans and Gold Star Families will have free admission to New York State parks, campgrounds, and historical sites. "Last year, my colleagues and...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces New Office of Mental Health Initiatives

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced two new Office of Mental Health (OMH) initiatives to combat the ongoing youth mental health crisis in New York State and Oneida County. "Earlier this month, I held a roundtable with community...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Statement on the Budget Negotiations

"Last year, my colleagues and I in the Assembly provided a record amount of funding to our school districts. Despite this, in her 2025 Executive Budget, Governor Hochul unfortunately proposed reversing this and cutting funding for our schools. Under no...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Assembly Budget Proposal is Only a Starting Point for the Negotiations

“Today, in the Assembly we introduced and passed a resolution on the 24/25 budget proposal. This serves as a rebuttal to the Executive budget proposal and is a step in negotiating the final budget over the next two weeks. While I do not agree with everything...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Hosted a Youth in Crisis Roundtable

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) hosted a Youth in Crisis Roundtable to review the support services the state provides to youth in crisis and what measures can be taken to improve those services. “One of the most pressing issues...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Introduces Legislation to Expand the Veterans Tuition Awards Program

February 20, 2024 - Last week, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) introduced legislation to expand eligibility for the veteran's tuition awards program (A9205). “New York State is home to the fifth largest veteran population in the country...

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy National Donor Day

As we celebrate Valentine's Day, a time when love and compassion are at the forefront of our minds, it is essential to remember the profound impact of giving back to our community through blood and organ donation. The American Red Cross had declared early...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Presents Valentine’s for United States Veterans

Utica –  Veterans Day serves as a day of remembrance and appreciation for the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. However, Assemblywoman Buttenschon believes that the spirit of appreciation should extend beyond traditional...

Calling all 119th District Residents: Nominate a Remarkable Woman Who's Made a Positive Impact in Our Community

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) is pleased to announce the upcoming 6th Annual Women of Distinction award ceremony, scheduled for Friday, March 8th. This event, held in honor of Women's History Month, aims to celebrate the remarkable...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Help Farmers Reuse Unwanted Tires Passed by the Assembly

Yesterday, The New York State Assembly passed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) to ease regulations on how farmers reuse tires (A8625). "In 2016, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) overhauled its...