Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: One-Year Gas Tax Suspension Would Help Hardworking Families Save Money

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced her support for a one-year suspension of state gas and diesel fuel taxes to combat surging prices at the pump. The national average price per gallon has surpassed $4 – the highest level since...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Sponsors, Passes Legislation to Provide Benefit Information to National Guard members

“National Guard members make significant sacrifices to perform their duties and keep our families safe. Like all those who serve in the U.S. armed forces, Guard members and their families deserve access to the resources they need to thrive. To that...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Local Tech Firm Secures $1 Million Contract with U.S. Army

“I would like to congratulate ANDRO Computational Solutions LLC of Rome for securing a $1.1 million U.S. Army contract to develop DeepSPECTM, a platform for enhancing radio signal detection and classification.[1] The tech industry has played an important...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Receives Champion Award from the Central Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she was named a 2022 CABVI Champion by the Central Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). “I’m very proud to have been named a CABVI Champion this year,” said Buttenschon....

Buttenschon Praises Overdose “Call to Action” and Proposes Additional Measures

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) praised the issuance by the Oneida County Executive of a “call to action” to address opioid overdoses. The County has set a goal of reducing overdose deaths by 10% by the end of the year. The “call...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Applauds Revere Copper Products’ Donation of Antimicrobial Copper Tape to Rome Schools

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) attended a press event on Friday hosted by Revere Copper Products which donated antimicrobial copper tape to the Rome City School District. The tape will be used for high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs,...

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 for...

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....

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 a new era...

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 to...

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 possibility...

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...