Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Working to Connect Local Farmers with Downstate Businesses

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) visited Baldor’s Specialty Foods at Hunt’s Point Market in the Bronx on Wednesday, Sept. 29, as part of her efforts to connect upstate food producers with downstate businesses. “Pairing downstate...

Buttenschon: A Great Day on the Farm as NYS Assemblymembers Experience Oneida County Agriculture

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) issued the following statement after an exciting tour of six farms in her district on Tuesday. “What a beautiful day on the farm! I want to thank several of our hardworking farmers, Cornell...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Vietnam Veterans’ Dedication Ceremony

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) recently attended a dedication ceremony honoring veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome on Sunday, September 12. The ceremony unveiled Phase 2 of the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Eviction Moratorium Unfairly Penalizes Landlords

“When the COVID-19 pandemic began 17 months ago, the Legislature put in place an eviction moratorium to ensure no New Yorker would be left homeless due to a pandemic-related loss of employment or income. After 17 months and extended eviction moratoriums,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Summer Reading Challenge Supports Great Community Partnerships and the Importance of Reading

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that her annual Summer Reading Challenge has been a great success and wants to thank all that participated.It was great to help Mohawk Valley children enhance their reading skills and prepare...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Continues her Summer Reading Collaboration with Local Organizations

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) is continuing her 2021 Summer Reading Collaboration, an interactive program that partners with local groups to produce events that will help foster a love of reading and learning. The events are free to...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Bill Expanding Grown and Certified Program Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a bill she co-sponsored and helped pass to add animal- and plant-based fibers to the list of farm products promoted and marketed by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets has been...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Secures Violence Prevention Funding to Keep Oneida County Safe

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) held a press conference on Thursday, July 15, to announce that she helped secure $50,000 for violence prevention and interruption initiatives in Oneida County. “We must ensure Oneida County remains...

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Assemblywoman Buttenschon Joins State Comptroller DiNapoli to Announce Unclaimed Funds for Mohawk Valley Organizations

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) joined New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Wednesday, July 14, to announce unclaimed funds for several Mohawk Valley organizations. “Mohawk Valley organizations and families deserve to...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Partners with Local Organizations for Her Summer Reading Collaboration

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) hosted a press conference to announce the local groups she will be partnering with as part of her 2021 Summer Reading Collaboration. The events are free to the public and will take place throughout July...

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon Joins With New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to Host Unclaimed Funds Event

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) has partnered with New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to host an unclaimed funds event on Wednesday, June 14 in the City of Utica and Rome. “On July 14, NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Gun Violence Epidemic Requires Input from All Stakeholders

“Yesterday, the Governor issued an executive order declaring gun violence in New York State a disaster emergency, freeing up state resources and funds to better protect residents from this scourge. The Governor also proposed expanding summer employment...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Recognizes July as Ice Cream Month, Commends Dairy Farmers

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) held a press conference to celebrate this July as Ice Cream Month in New York State. Earlier this year, she authored and helped pass a resolution in the Assembly to designate July as Ice Cream Month and...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Legislation in Assembly to Continue Fight Against Substance Abuse

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass several pieces of legislation that will help combat the opioid crisis, including measures that will increase access to opioid antagonists as well as expand support services...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Summer Reading Challenge Helps Kids Learn, Discover New Worlds

Between spending time with family and playing outside with friends, summer is the perfect time to sit down with a good book. As she has every year since being elected, Assemblywoman Buttenschon is inviting area kids to participate in the Assembly’s...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Awards Proclamations to First Responders

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) recently held a press conference where she awarded proclamations to the Oneida County Emergency Services 911 Center, Maynard Fire Department, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Oriskany Fire Department,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Legislation to Hold Individuals Who Unlawfully Share Images Accountable

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she sponsored to establish criminal and civil penalties for unlawfully disseminating a personal image passed the Assembly (A.1121). Buttenschon crafted the legislation following...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Bill to Create a CDL Class A Young Adult Training Program

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to establish a young adult training program for qualified 18- to 20-year-olds to obtain a class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) has passed the Assembly...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Bill Protecting Benefits of New Yorkers who Became Teachers Later in Life

Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she sponsored to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the death benefit provided in the third year following retirement for members of the New York state teachers'...