Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon to Honor Mohawk Valley Women Who Make Our Community Better

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I Utica/Rome) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards to recognize and honor local women who are making a difference in the community and the lives of others despite the unprecedented challenges...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Budget Hearing on Higher Education, Asks About SUNY Poly’s Future

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) participated in a joint virtual legislative budget hearing on Higher Education on Monday. Buttenschon, who is a member of the Assembly committees on Education and Higher Education, focused her questions...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Backs Three Bills Supporting NY Veterans and Their Families

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass three bills on Monday to expand resources and support for veterans and their families.“While we can never truly thank our veterans for all that they’ve done...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) attended a virtual joint legislative budget hearing on Wednesday, January 26, to discuss proposed funding in the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal for elementary and secondary education."As...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Bianca’s Law Criminalizing the Unlawful Sharing of Personal Images

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenshon (D, I-Utica/Rome) announced that a bill she sponsored creating criminal and civil penalties for disseminating personal images has passed the Assembly (A.1121B).“Nearly three years ago, the life of 17-year-old Bianca...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Legislation to Support New York Businesses, Study New Ways to Protect Public Health

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she sponsored to enact the Marketing and Expanding Export Trade – New York (MEET-NY) Act and direct the state Department of Health (DOH) to study the use of solid antimicrobial...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Opening 2022 Legislative Session, Reacts to Gov. Hochul’s First State of the State Address

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) attended the opening of the 2022 legislative session that was followed by Governor Kathy Hochul’s first State of the State address today.“The start of the 2022 legislative session marks...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Joins Information Session on State’s Food Supply Chain

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) joined Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, and Senator Michelle Hinchey, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, for an information session and discussion of...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Wraps Up 2021 with Big Legislative Successes and Local Wins for Mohawk Valley

There’s no getting around it: The COVID-19 pandemic made 2021 another tough year. My focus as your representative is finding ways to tackle this pandemic while preserving and rebuilding the Mohawk Valley economy. To that end, I passed legislation...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Judiciary Committee Report Paints Clear Picture of Harassment, Misuse of State Resources

“Earlier today, the Assembly Judiciary Committee released the findings of its investigation into alleged misconduct by former Gov. Cuomo. The report demonstrates clearly that the former governor engaged in sexual harassment as well as directed staffers...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon to Host Town Halls Ahead of 2022 Session

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) is hosting three town halls to meet constituents directly and discuss the issues that are most important to Mohawk Valley families. These town halls, two via zoom and one in-person at the Utica State...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Partners with Comets, UCFC for Second Annual Winter Accessories Drive

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) is again partnering with the Utica Comets and the Utica City Football Club to host her second annual Winter Accessories Drive. Donations of new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for children and adults...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Supports Streamlining Veterans’ Services

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) participated in a hearing regarding the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services in Albany on Thursday, October 21. The hearing focused on the structure and purpose of NYSDVS, including the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Hosts EMS Roundtable in Utica

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) hosted an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) roundtable on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Utica to discuss the needs and concerns of local EMS agencies.“The roundtable discussion allowed me the opportunity...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Commends Local Food Pantries for Meeting Increased Need During Pandemic

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) hosted a recognition event on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to publicly thank food pantries, soup kitchens, and the volunteers who serve them, for their efforts to feed those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Food...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Working to Connect Local Farmers with Downstate Businesses

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) visited Baldor’s Specialty Foods at Hunt’s Point Market in the Bronx on Wednesday, Sept. 29, as part of her efforts to connect upstate food producers with downstate businesses.“Pairing...

Buttenschon: A Great Day on the Farm as NYS Assemblymembers Experience Oneida County Agriculture

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) issued the following statement after an exciting tour of six farms in her district on Tuesday.“What a beautiful day on the farm! I want to thank several of our hardworking farmers,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Vietnam Veterans’ Dedication Ceremony

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) recently attended a dedication ceremony honoring veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome on Sunday, September 12. The ceremony unveiled Phase 2 of the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Eviction Moratorium Unfairly Penalizes Landlords

“When the COVID-19 pandemic began 17 months ago, the Legislature put in place an eviction moratorium to ensure no New Yorker would be left homeless due to a pandemic-related loss of employment or income. After 17 months and extended eviction moratoriums,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Summer Reading Challenge Supports Great Community Partnerships and the Importance of Reading

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that her annual Summer Reading Challenge has been a great success and wants to thank all that participated.It was great to help Mohawk Valley children enhance their reading skills and prepare...