Press Releases

Assemblywoman Woerner: Bill to Return NYRA to Private Control Moves Forward

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored to provide for the transition of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) from public to private control has advanced out of the Racing and Wagering Committee (A.10429)....

Assemblywoman Woerner Announces Spring into Upstate NY Photo Contest

In an effort to feature the artistic talents of local students and the unique qualities of communities in Saratoga and Washington counties, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) is hosting her first annual Spring into Upstate NY photo contest. “Saratoga...

Assemblywoman Woerner Helps Pass Legislation to Address ‘Zombie’ Properties

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that she helped pass a series of bills to combat the rise of abandoned residential properties, also known as zombie homes. “Zombie properties damage our communities by lowering property values,...

Assemblywoman Woerner Announces Women of Distinction Honorees

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced the winners of her 2016 Women of Distinction Awards and Essay Contest. The winners were recognized at a ceremony at Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, May 1. The Women of Distinction Awards...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Assembly Budget Proposal Keeps Us Moving Forward

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that the Assembly’s one-house budget proposal eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), includes funding for the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership, invests in agriculture, strengthens...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Women’s History Month is an Opportunity to Honor Local Women

New York State women have played key roles in the advancement of women's rights throughout history. Famous women with ties to Saratoga and Washington counties include Susan B. Anthony and her sister Mary Stafford Anthony, who were leaders in the women's...

Assemblywoman Woerner to Host Town Hall Meetings and Open Office Hours

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced she will be holding a series of town hall meetings and open office hours for constituents in Saratoga and Washington counties. “Being accessible and listening to what matters most to residents...

Assemblywoman Woerner Votes to Consolidate New York State Primaries

“With the federal primary taking place on June 28 and the state and local primary scheduled for Sept. 13 this year, voting in New York State will be overly complicated and costly. Merging the two primary dates and streamlining the electoral calendar...

Assemblywoman Woerner: We Must Get GEA Money Back to Our Schools

“While the Governor’s proposed increase to education aid is a step in the right direction, it is our responsibility as state representatives to do better for our students. Based on the executive proposal, schools that I represent will still...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Governor’s Budget Proposal Step in the Right Direction

“This past year, I was proud to open my office doors to meet with families and business owners across Saratoga and Washington counties. Listening to their concerns and the issues that affect our communities helped shape my legislative agenda, and...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Tuition hikes Amid Chancellor Pay Raise Send Wrong Message; Hurt SUNY Students

“As the class of 2015 became the most indebted in history, with the average student loan debt soaring to over $35,000 per graduate, SUNY’s plan to hike tuition for students while increasing the Chancellor’s salary to over $500,000 is an...

Assemblywoman Woerner Announces Legislation to Support Local Tree Farms

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced new legislation on Tuesday, December 15th to aid local tree farms by establishing a “Go Green Weekend” for the tax-free sale of fresh evergreen products (A.8598). Mary Jeanne Packer, Executive...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Mechanicville Receives Over $500,000 to Improve Water Infrastructure

“Our deteriorating drinking water and wastewater infrastructure is in dire need of upgrades, and as extreme weather has become a regular occurrence, we must ensure our systems are more resilient and able to withstand damage. The $508,760 grant awarded...

Assemblywoman Woerner to Host Community Open Houses and Office Hours in Washington County

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) will host open houses and office hours during December in the 113th Assembly District to discuss her legislative priorities and hear from constituents. To be held in the Towns of Fort Edward and Argyle, these...

Assemblywoman Woerner: New Laws Strengthen Women’s Rights

“The women’s equality legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo will have a tremendous impact on the lives of women in the 113th Assembly District and New York State. These measures enact important safety measures for women and children...

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Colleagues Deliver Letter to Governor Urging NYRA Transition

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake), along with a bi-partisan delegation of Capital Region legislators, has delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo urging that the New York Racing Association (NYRA) be transitioned as swiftly as possible back to...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Historic Hudson-Hoosic Partnership Measures Pass the Legislature

Recognizing the importance of tourism, preservation of historic and natural resources, and economic development in Saratoga and Washington counties, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that the legislature has passed two measures she...

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner’s Ballston Spa Reserve Fund Legislation is Approved by the Legislature

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored that would allow the Ballston Spa Central School District to establish a tax stabilization reserve fund has passed the Assembly (A.7622-B). The measure previously passed...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill to Further Job Creation in Saratoga County Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that the Assembly has passed legislation she sponsored that would allow Saratoga County to rededicate a portion of the existing occupancy tax towards the economic development efforts of the Saratoga...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill to Establish Underserved Areas Grocery Store Task Force Passes the Assembly

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced today that her bill to establish the Retail Food Stores in Underserved Areas Task Force has passed the Assembly (A.7873). “When I took office, one issue that constituents often shared with...