Press Releases

Assemblymember McMahon: Assembly Earth Day Package Protects Our Families and Our Planet

In honor of Earth Day, which was April 22, Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass a series of bills to protect Western New York’s water supply and air quality, as well as limit our families’ exposure...

Assemblymember McMahon Honored Local Women at 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she honored seven local trailblazing women at her first Women of Distinction Awards ceremony last Thursday at the Audubon Library. The event recognized these Western New York women for...

Assemblymember McMahon: State Budget Invests in Western New York Schools

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass the 2019-20 state budget, which invests in Western New York schools and includes an increase of $1 billion in state education aid over last year’s budget.​ ...

Assemblymember McMahon: Assembly’s Well-Rounded Budget Funds Vital Community Services, Education Programs

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget proposal, which includes critical support for local school districts and municipalities and direct care professionals. “Even...

Assemblymember McMahon: Free Tax Help is Available

As the April 15 deadline to file state and federal income taxes nears, Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that resources are available to help Western New Yorkers throughout the process.“Tax season can be confusing and stressful...

Assemblymember McMahon: New Yorkers Should Never Feel Targeted in School or in the Workplace

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass a series of anti-discrimination bills to protect New Yorkers from unfair and abusive treatment at school and at work. “New Yorkers always deserve to be treated with...

Assemblymember McMahon: 2019 Community Survey is your chance to Voice Concerns

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that her 2019 community survey is now online.  “As a lifelong Western New Yorker and the new representative for the 146th Assembly District, I want to make sure our region moves in...

Assemblymember McMahon Honors Local Veterans on Valentine’s Day

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she hosted a “Valentines for Vets” event, helping children from the Clearfield Youth Center after-school program honor local veterans. “Veterans deserve all the thanks we...

Assemblymember McMahon: Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Have Had to Wait Too Long for Justice

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass legislation to give more survivors of childhood sexual abuse the chance to face their abusers in court. The bill known as the Child Victims Act, extends the civil and criminal...

Assemblymember McMahon: Teacher Evaluations Shouldn’t Be Based on Standardized Test Scores

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that a bill she co-sponsored removing the mandate that standardized test scores be used for teacher evaluations has passed the Assembly (A.783). This includes the grades 3 through 8 state-mandated...

Assemblymember McMahon Passes Legislation to Strengthen Women’s Rights

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass legislation to strengthen and protect reproductive rights in New York. The measures would ensure access to contraception, affirm a woman’s right to choose and prohibit...

Assemblymember McMahon Delivers on Long-Overdue Election Reform

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass sweeping legislation to overhaul New York’s outdated and restrictive election system as one of her first acts in office. The bills modernize the voting process in New...