Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Opening 2022 Legislative Session, Reacts to Gov. Hochul’s First State of the State Address

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) attended the opening of the 2022 legislative session that was followed by Governor Kathy Hochul’s first State of the State address today.

“The start of the 2022 legislative session marks a new era in New York, under the leadership of the state’s first female governor. I was pleased to hear Governor Hochul announce plans to assist our current and future health care professionals, educators, small business owners, farmers, and invest in community safety as they continue to face difficulties caused by the pandemic. In addition, I am interested to hear more about the Governor’s announcement of tax cuts this year, which includes a billion dollars in property tax rebates for middle class New Yorkers.”

“We will need to continue making investments in education and training to prepare our workforce for an evolving economy with new opportunities. I look forward to working with the Governor and her team as well as my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find solutions that will propel the Mohawk Valley and New York State well beyond COVID-19.”

Kathy Hochul – New York’s first female governor – delivered her State of the State address this afternoon to provide a look at the year ahead, including the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19, economic development priorities and continued support for New York families, schools and communities.Hochul is the first governor in a decade to deliver her address within the Assembly Chamber.[1]