Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Assembly Hearing on COVID-19 Protocol for Libraries

November 20, 2020-Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D,I-Utica/Rome) recently attended a virtual Assembly hearing that discussed the gradual reopening of libraries statewide and maintenance of critical services. At the declaration of COVID-19 state of...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Senator Griffo: Social Media Users Who Disseminate Images of Crime Victims Must Face Consequences

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) and Sen. Joseph Griffo (R,I,C-Rome) have introduced legislation to create criminal and civil penalties for unlawfully disseminating a personal image of the victim(s) of a crime with the intent to glorify...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces In-House Salon Service for Nursing Homes

Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) announced that Adult Care Facilities (ACFs) and Nursing Homes (NH) may resume in-house salon services beginning Friday, November 6, 2020. After a long battle with the New York State Department of Health regarding...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Advocates for New York Farmers at Wage Board Meeting

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) attended the Farm Laborers Wage Board hearing earlier today to discuss overtime compensation for farmers across New York State. “While we must ensure all workers are paid a fair wage, the Farm Laborers...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Press Conferences to Discuss Issues Facing the Mohawk Valley

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) attended three press conferences this week to help ensure the Mohawk Valley receives the funding it needs to support local schools, nonprofits and childcare programs. “During these difficult times,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Presents Resolution Memorializing August as Karen Heritage Month

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) presented leaders of Utica’s Karen community with a resolution that she passed designating August as Karen Heritage Month in New York State. “The Karen community has made immeasurable contributions...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Public Hearing on COVID-19’s Impact on the Workforce

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she joined the State Legislature’s joint public hearing held earlier today to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce and the effectiveness of the state’s response. “From...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Public Hearing on COVID-19’s Impact on Hospitals and Effectiveness of State’s Response

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she spoke with community stakeholders and public officials at the state Legislature’s joint public hearing – held earlier today – on the impacts of COVID-19 on New York hospitals...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Public Hearing on COVID-19 Response at Upstate Nursing Homes

Assemblywoman Buttenschon has been a leading voice in calling for the state to protect New York’s vulnerable residents in nursing homes, which had some of the earliest and deadliest outbreaks of COVID-19. Earlier this year, she called on the governor...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon to Host Frankfort Blood Drive

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) has partnered with the American Red Cross and the Town of Frankfort to host a blood drive to boost local hospitals’ blood and platelet supply as they continue to face the ongoing pandemic. “While...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Calls for New York State’s Chair Committee of Education to Answer Essential Questions Regarding Our Schools Re-Opening Process

With the New York State Chair Committee of Education conducting hearings yesterday regarding the reopening of schools and the coronavirus pandemic, New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon called for the Chair and Department of Education to provide...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Resuming In-Person Visitation at Correctional Facilities Poses Too Big of a Risk

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she sent a letter to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Commissioner Anthony Annucci to express her concerns about restarting visitation at state...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Honors MVCC's Dean of Athletics

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) presented a legislative resolution honoring Mohawk Valley Community College’s (MVCC) Dean of Athletics, Gary Broadhurst. Broadhurst recently received the 2019 Junior/Community College Under Armour...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Hearing to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) participated in a legislative hearing to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. The hearing, which was held virtually, included the chairs of the Senate and Assembly Higher...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Sen. Griffo Call on Governor to Reopen Gyms and Fitness Centers

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) and State Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-I-C-Rome) announced today announced today that they have recently sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to release guidance and a timeline for the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Hosts Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes for Tour of the Mohawk Valley Police Academy

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) hosted Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes for a tour of the Mohawk Valley Police Academy on Friday. The tour allowed Buttenschon and Peoples-Stokes to meet with Sheriff Rob Maciol, Deputy...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon's Bill Providing Liquor License Credit for Establishments Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she authored to provide a credit for food establishments that were forced to close due to COVID-19 when they renew their retail, on-premise liquor license passed the Assembly...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon's Bill to Create Agriculture Programs in Schools Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced her bill allowing Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to establish and encourage young farmer apprenticeship programs passed the Assembly (A.7104-A). “As we continue to battle...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Celebrates Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute’s 100th anniversary

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) presented a resolution to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in honor of its 100th anniversary. The resolution was accepted by MWPAI President and CEO Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. The institute...

Griffo and Buttenschon Draft Retirement Incentive Legislation

New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, and state Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-Marcy, announced today that they have drafted legislation that will offer a retirement incentive for some public employees in New York State. As part of the...