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Butler Pushes For Passage Of Economic Development Transparency Bills

“I stand with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to call for passage of accountability measures in our economic development programs. I was one of the early sponsors of legislation which would follow every dollar of large lump-sum spending, track...

End Of Session Must Focus On Ending Corruption In Economic Development Spending

The economic development programs touted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo have been vehicles of corruption, with certain individuals gaming the system to make a buck on the public dime. Such is the case with one of Cuomo’s former top aides, Joe Peroco, who was found...

Butler Votes For Legislation Aimed At Improving The Lives Of Those With Disabilities

Today, Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I,Ref-Newport) voted in favor of several legislative initiatives which were crafted to help better support and improve the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities. In Albany, it was Disability Awareness Day where...

Butler: Excellent Interim AG Appointment Of Underwood Is Result Of Good Government In Action

“It is not often in New York government that I get to praise a successful open and transparent process, but today we get to do just that. The appointment of Barbara Underwood to the interim attorney general position is a boon for good government advocates....

Continuing To Ease Pressures Created By Common Core

Parents and guardians know how challenging the rushed implementation of Common Core standards has been for our schools. I helped host a number of task force meetings several years back on educational standards where my colleagues and I heard testimony...

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