Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon to Host Five Town Halls This Month

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) is hosting five town halls across the Mohawk Valley in June to outline her legislative accomplishments and discuss community issues with residents. “Meeting face-to-face with Mohawk Valley residents...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Bill to Reduce Catalytic Converter Theft Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced legislation she sponsored to help reduce catalytic converter theft has passed the Assembly (A.1940-C). Buttenschon’s bill aims to increase safety for Mohawk Valley families amid a rise in theft...

Buttenschon: New Bill Seeks to Increase Number of Qualified Mental Health Practitioners

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon announced that legislation she co-sponsored which expands the scope of practice of mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts (A.6008) has passed the Assembly. The bill establishes a...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Blue Alert System Will Help Identify and Arrest Those Who Kill or Seriously Injure Police Officers

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she co-sponsored and helped pass legislation to establish a Blue Alert system to assist in the identification, location and apprehension of individuals who kill or seriously injure police...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Memorial Day Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives for Their Country

“Since the founding of this country, servicemen and servicewomen have fought tirelessly to defend the rights and freedoms we hold dear. On May 30, 1868, our nation held its first Memorial Day celebration at Arlington National Cemetery, where then-Congressman...

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

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

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Stresses Importance of SUNY Poly, Wolfspeed to Mohawk Valley’s Future

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she, Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul to discuss the importance of Wolfspeed’s Mohawk Valley Fab and SUNY Poly’s...

Buttenschon Honors Veterans at Kiwanis Dinner

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica), spoke at the 5th Annual Veterans’ Recognition Dinner at the Lake Delta Inn on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the Lake Delta Kiwanis Club and honored Mr. James Furgal of Clinton and Mr. Ronald C. Barry...

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. They’re participation in military service while remaining a part of their community is both inspiring and critically important in emergency situations....

Buttenschon Honors Fallen New York Police Officers

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica) attended the 2022 annual Remembrance Ceremony at the New York Police Officers Memorial in Albany. The annual event honors the memory and sacrifice of police officers from throughout New York State killed in...

Buttenschon Honors Dominican-American Award Winners

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica) extended her congratulations to the 2022 Dominican-American Awardees. This year’s honorees include a small business owner, restauranteurs, and an educator and community activist whose contributions to the...

LG Bill Statement

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon announced she voted against A.10135. The measure allows a candidate to decline a designation or nomination for a party position if they’ve been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. The bill would allow...

Buttenschon Celebrates Opening of Advanced Manufacturing Plant

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon joined Gov. Kathy Hochul and business and civic leaders from throughout the Mohawk Valley to celebrate the official opening of Wolfspeed’s Mohawk Valley Fab in Marcy. The plant, which will produce 200mm silicon carbide...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Blood Drive Helps Bolster Local Blood Supply, Address Regional Shortages

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that her blood drive, which was held on Thursday, April 21, in partnership with the American Red Cross of Central & Northern New York, was an overwhelming success. “In the face of significant...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Receives Award for Efforts to Expand Affordable Housing Stock

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced she received a Legislator of the Year Award from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Mohawk Valley. The nonprofit organization, which advocates for housing options, economic growth...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Holds Her Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced she held her annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony on Thursday, April 14, at the Utica State Office Building. Awards were presented to women from the Mohawk Valley for their work spanning...

Assemblymember Buttenschon: Assembly Budget Proposal Provides Support to Those Who Need It Most

“The past two years have demonstrated the importance of providing every New Yorker with the tools they need to thrive. I’ve worked with my Assembly colleagues to deliver a budget proposal that prioritizes our communities, bolsters our educational...

Assemblymember Buttenschon congratulates NYS Police Academy graduates

“I was pleased to attend the graduation exercises for the 210th session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy held today at the Empire State Plaza. It was my honor to recognize the 227 new Troopers who’ve completed the rigorous...

SUNY Poly Letter

Gov. Hochul Having spent my career in higher education, I was pleased to see the focus on this area in the 2022 State of the State Address. Increasing enrollment in the SUNY system and expanding funding and other support for research initiatives are...

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...