Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes State Budget That Invests in a Brighter Future, Vows to Keep Fighting for Mohawk Valley Families

The New York State Legislature has approved a $212 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. While the budget provides much-needed support for Mohawk Valley schools, funds road and bridge improvement, and makes critical investments to help communities...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Helps Pass 2021-22 State Budget That Provides Critical Support to Mohawk Valley Schools

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass a final budget that boosts funding for local schools, provides significant support to prekindergarten programs and includes important mental health resources to help students...

Buttenschon, Griffo and Hunter: Excluding Central New York from Mobile Sports Betting Could Result in Breach of Settlement and Could Put $70 Million State Receives Annually at Risk

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy), Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) and New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-I-C-Rome) released the following statement today regarding a mobile sports provision that could be included...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Additional Research, Safety Programs Needed Before Marijuana Legalization Should Proceed

“While I support the use of medical marijuana under the care and guidance of a medical professional, I voted against legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana for New Yorkers ages 21 and older. Creating a new legal marketplace for a federally illicit...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon to Hold Virtual Budget Town Hall

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) will be holding a virtual town hall on Monday, April 5 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. The meeting will allow Assemblywoman Buttenschon to answer questions and provide information on the 2021-22 New York State budget....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Cornell Cooperative Extension to Host Don’t Get Ticked New York Forum

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she’s partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension to host a virtual tick prevention forum on Monday, April 12 at 7PM.  As the risks of Lyme Disease and other TDBs grow across the country,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Bill to enhance Transparency in Liquor Authority Application Process

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced she helped pass a bill that will help improve the transparency of the State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) license and permit application process (A.597). “Business owners shouldn’t be left...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Appointed to General Government/Local Assistance Budget Committee

“As this fiscal year is quickly coming to a close, I’ve been working hard on a 2021-22 state budget that invests in New York’s recovery. My recent appointment to the joint General Government/Local Assistance Budget Committee will allow me to be...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Expanding Veterans Treatment Courts Will Provide More Veterans with Vital Support

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she co-sponsored and passed a bill that supports New York’s veterans by expanding the number of veterans treatment courts across the state. “As the daughter of a Korean War veteran,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests to Build the Mohawk Valley’s Post-Pandemic Recovery Plan

“Now more than ever, our communities need critical support so they can recover from these trying times and create a path toward a better future. This sentiment was at the forefront of my mind as my Assembly colleagues and I worked together to construct...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Cancer Services Program Host Cancer Informational Session

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she partnered with the Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties to hold a virtual cancer informational session in recognition of March...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Asks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to Step Aside

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she has asked for Governor Andrew Cuomo to step aside. “Over the past weeks, we’ve learned of the harrowing reports exposing the undercounting and attempted cover-up surrounding the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces Women’s History Month Celebration

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she’s hosting a Women’s History Month Celebration for Mohawk Valley students. Students are encouraged to create a drawing and/or write a few sentences that define a woman who inspires...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: State Legislature Will Revoke Governor’s Emergency Powers

“Last March, when COVID-19 paralyzed our state with uncertainty, and concern for all in our communities, an overwhelmingly bipartisan legislative majority granted the Governor additional emergency powers to quickly deal with the sudden and unprecedented...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Continues the Fight for Nursing Home Visitation

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) helped pass a bill that will allow patients at nursing homes to designate caregivers. The bill authorizes the state Department of Health (DOH) to develop regulations to allow family members and legal guardians...

Assemblyman Buttenschon: Serious Allegations Against Governor Must Lead to Independent Investigation

“The recent allegations of sexual harassment made against the governor are serious and troubling. Anyone who has been a victim of sexual harassment should feel comfortable coming forward without fear of persecution or retaliation. That is why I am requesting...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Applications for Italian-American Scholarship are Now Being Accepted

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that the 2021 New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators (NYCIASL) is now accepting applications for their academic and athletic scholarships. “For years, the NYCIASL has been...

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon Tests Positive for COVID-19

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) has tested positive for COVID-19. “Over the weekend, after experiencing mild flu-like symptoms, I decided to take a COVID-19 test as a precautionary measure. Regrettably, the test results came back...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Cancer Services Program to Hold Cancer Informational Session

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she’s partnering with the Cancer Services Program to host a virtual cancer informational session on Friday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The meeting will cover colon cancer risk factors, symptoms,...

Buttenschon and Griffo Call on Governor to Include Adirondack Bank Center in Stadium Reopening Eligibility

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) and State Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-I-C-Rome) announced that they have recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner, Howard A. Zucker, requesting...