Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Seeks Nominations for 2020 Nursing Recognition Awards

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she is seeking nominations for her 2020 Nursing Recognition Awards. “As the ongoing public health crisis has made clear, it’s more important than ever to recognize the crucial...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Seeks Nominations for her 2020 Teaching Recognition Awards

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she is seeking nominations of teachers and principals in the 119th Assembly District for her 2020 Teaching Recognition Awards. “When an educator is passionate and committed to teaching,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Hosts Virtual Town Hall to Update Mohawk Valley Residents on COVID-19 Measures, State Budget

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) held a virtual town hall meeting Thursday afternoon that addressed current state issues, including the COVID-19 outbreak and the recently passed 2020-21 state budget. “As we face uncertain times,...

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon to Host a Virtual Challenge for Students Throughout the 119th District

In an effort to help encourage home education, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon is inviting all students to take part in a legislative challenge. 'Can You Pass A Bill Challenge' asks students to design an original bill for New York State. The bill...

Buttenschon, Griffo Call on State to Protect Nursing Home Residents, Most Vulnerable To COVID-19

Utica, NY – Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D,I-Marcy) and State Senator Joe Griffo (R,C,I-Rome) called on Governor Cuomo and state health officials to protect New York’s most vulnerable who reside in nursing homes, where the coronavirus...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces Winners of Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) has announced the winners for this year’s Women of Distinction Awards, which recognize extraordinary women residing within the 119th Assembly District. Mohawk Valley residents were asked to send in...

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon to Host a Virtual Town Hall

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) will host her annual town hall meeting, virtually, to address current State issues at 4pm, Thursday, April 23. Buttenschon will discuss COVID 19 issues, the recently passed New York State budget and highlight...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Introduces Bill Requiring Publicly Funded Construction Projects to Use Antimicrobial Copper

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-I-Utica/Rome) announced that she introduced a bill that would require construction projects that receive public funding to use antimicrobial copper alloy for all touch surfaces to reduce the spread of disease-causing...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Creates a Resource Directory to Aid Local Farmers Affected by COVID-19

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon has released a Resource Directory for Farmers affected by COVID-19. The Resource Directory for Farmers is broken into efficient categories designed to aid those in the agricultural community seeking guidance and relief....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: State Budget Disappointing for Mohawk Valley Schools

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-I-Utica/Rome) announced that the 2020-21 State budget of $170 billion was enacted earlier this week. While the Assemblywoman fought to ensure Mohawk Valley schools got their fair share of state education funding,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Statement on the State Budget

New York State passed its more than $170 billion budget this week. The agreement comes as the State, agencies and our residents struggle with a multibillion-dollar shortfall amid the growing COVID-19 outbreak. Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-I-Utica/Rome)...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Legislation to Provide Guaranteed Sick Leave Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass legislation that provides sick leave and other benefits to all New York employees directly affected by COVID-19 (A.10153). This comes after Buttenschon, along with her Assembly...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she’s seeking nominations for her Women of Distinction Awards. The ceremony, which will be held on Friday, April 17, recognizes extraordinary women residing within the assemblywoman’s...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: CNY Native Appointed to State Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Commission

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that Dr. Michael Hayduk was appointed to the New York State Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Commission. Buttenschon recommended Dr. Hayduk, who currently serves as the Acting...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Invites Residents to Attend Stop the Bleed Course

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she is partnering with local fire department representatives to host six Stop the Bleed courses across the Mohawk Valley. Buttenschon encourages residents to attend one of the courses, which...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces National African American History Month Essay Contest

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she is sponsoring a National African American History Month essay contest for local students to honor the trailblazers who stood up against injustice and fought for true equality. “For...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Legislation to Strengthen Rights for New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass legislation that improves on existing anti-discrimination protections for New Yorkers with disabilities and increases their access to vital resources in recognition of this...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Well-being of Mohawk Valley Communities Needs to Come First in State Budget

“The governor’s budget proposal released Tuesday included some promising components that would provide our communities with much-needed assistance and new opportunities to grow. The plan to invest $33 billion in a five-year plan to combat climate...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Bills to Improve Limousine Safety Measures

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass several bills to improve limousine safety standards and impose stricter oversight of the industry. These measures were written following multiple deadly limousine crashes...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Introduces Legislation to Amend Bail Reform

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) today announced that she has introduced two pieces of legislation (A9027 and A9030) to amend the bail reform statute passed as a part of the FY2020 New York State budget which went into...