Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Help Vernon Downs Casino Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced legislation she authored to allow the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel to use additional gaming revenues for operating purposes was signed into law by the governor (Ch. 68 of 2019). “Gaming...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Secures Funding to Support Addiction Treatment

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped secure $50,000 in state funding for the Rescue Mission of Utica Addiction Stabilization Center (E.634). Buttenschon was joined by Wendy Goetz from the Rescue Mission at a press...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Secures Critical Funding For Mohawk Valley Schools and Students

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced at a press conference on Tuesday, June 25, that she helped secure $430,000 in additional funding for Mohawk Valley schools at the end of the 2019 legislative session. This much-needed funding...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Bill Protects Homeowners from Deceitful Business Practices

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that the Assembly passed her legislation to protect already vulnerable homeowners after catastrophic storms by cracking down on unscrupulous roofing contractors (A.7531). “Dealing with...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation Amends Safe Storage Legislation to Protect Gun Owners’ Rights

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica) announced passage of legislation she authored to amend a safe storage bill passed by the Assembly earlier this year (A.8174). The measure would provide an exemption to firearm storage requirements, allowing...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Health of Mohawk Valley Children is Paramount

“Vaccinations are a crucial step to keep our children safe from debilitating, sometimes life-threatening diseases. While everyone has the right to express their religious beliefs, how they practice can’t come at the cost of the lives of New...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: We Can Never Forget the Courage of 9/11 First Responders

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a resolution she co-sponsored urging New York State’s congressional delegation to permanently authorize the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act passed the Assembly (K.442). “The...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Bill Ensuring Continued Equality in the Banking Industry Passes the Assembly

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that her bill to ensure state-chartered banks can operate on an equal level with federal banks has passed the Assembly (A.7604). “The financial industry is continuously changing and evolving,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Green Light Bill Will Only Cause Problems for Our Communities

“The Green Light bill, which would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a state driver’s license (A.3675-A), does not solve the safety problems impacting our communities. I’ve heard from many constituents throughout my district who...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Thanks American Red Cross for Blood Drive Success

Marcy, NY – Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday May 31, 2019. Donors of all blood types came out to donate and in turn twenty one units of blood were collected. “I thank...

Urgent Need for Donors: Buttenschon to Host Community Blood Drive this Friday

Marcy, New York – Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-Utica) is hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross at the Marcy Town Hall, 8801 Paul Becker Road, Marcy, NY on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Buttenschon, along with...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Holds Press Conference to Discuss Domestic Violence Legislation

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) held a press conference at her district office on Friday regarding the domestic violence legislative package the Assembly passed this week. The package includes measures to provide more resources to survivors...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Holds Community Collaboration Meeting

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) held a community collaboration meeting Friday at her Utica office. Representatives from local, state and federal government offices met to discuss topics relevant to our local communities and potential...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: My Door is Always Open

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she recently completed a month-long district tour to hear from Mohawk Valley residents about the issues that matter most to them. “Town hall meetings help me connect directly with the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Our Laws Should Help Victims of Domestic Violence Take Back Their Lives

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she passed legislation to help victims of domestic violence regain their independence and hold their abusers accountable. “Empowering victims of domestic violence to leave their abusers...

Urgent Need for Blood Donors: Assemblywoman Buttenschon Partners With American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive

Marcy, New York – Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-Utica) will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at the Marcy Town Hall, 8801 Paul Becker Road, Marcy, NY. For more information...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation Honoring Officer Crossley Passes Assembly

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Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a bill she authored to rename a portion of Route 69 in the village of Whitesboro in memory of fallen Whitesboro Police Officer Kevin F. Crossley passed the Assembly (A.5701-B). “Officer...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Answers Questions in City of Rome

Assemblywoman Buttenschon speaking with constituents at the Rome Town Hall
ROME, NEW YORK - Rome City Hall opened its Common Council Chambers to Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica) last night for a Town Hall Session. Residents filled the room to have questions and concerns addressed by Buttenschon. Also in attendance...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: MERIT Program Expansion Covers More Families of Fallen Heroes

“After a military family loses their loved one, the last thing on their minds should be financial security. I fully support expanding the Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarship to all families who have lost a member...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Discusses Concerns with Whitestown Residents

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica) hosted a Town Hall Session last night (Monday, April 15, 2019) at the Whitestown Town Hall. The event started with a legislative update and update on the recently approved New York State Budget. Community members...