Press Releases

End of Session Statement from Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner

“I am happy to report that seven of the bills that I authored passed the Assembly this year, five of which also passed the Senate and will now go to the Governor for his signature. The first that I would like to highlight is A.2101, which requires...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill to Help Create Jobs in Rural Communities Moves Forward

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored establishing the New York Rural and Agricultural Jobs Act (RAJA) is headed to the governor’s desk after passing the Assembly and Senate (A.4772-C). RAJA would help agribusinesses...

Assemblywoman Woerner: 2018-19 State Budget Delivers for Our Communities

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced she helped pass the 2018-19 state budget, which increases education aid by $914 million and provides critical funding to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic, help beginning farmers thrive and ensure...

Assemblywoman Woerner Pushes Bill Supporting New Farmers and Preserving Farmland

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) held a press conference in Albany today in support of her legislation to establish the Farmland for a New Generation program (A.9619-A). “Agriculture is a critical industry and an important family tradition...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Let’s Focus on Fundamentals in 2018

“As we return to Albany for this year’s legislative session, I will be continuing my work to support the families and businesses of Saratoga and Washington counties. New York State government must focus on the fundamentals, like ensuring healthy, locally...

Town Hall Meetings with Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner

Assemblywoman Woerner: Three Pieces of Legislation Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that three pieces of legislation she authored have been signed into law. Woerner authored legislation that sets limits on liability risk for owners who take necessary precautions by clearly identifying...

Assemblywoman Woerner Creates New Wine Trail in Upstate New York

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D,I-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored designating a portion of the state highway system in Saratoga and Washington counties as the “Upper Hudson Wine Trail” has been signed into law (Chapter 227 of 2017)....

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill Signed into Law, Brings More Locally Grown Food to Community

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D,I - Round Lake) announced that her legislation to allow more locally grown food to be purchased by boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) and local municipalities has been signed into law by the governor (Ch....

Assemblywoman Woerner Welcomes Arrival of Ride-Hailing Services

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D, I -Round Lake) announced that ride-hailing services have launched in the Saratoga region. She took the inaugural ride this morning from her home in Round Lake to her District office on Spring Street in Saratoga Springs....

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Legislation to Support Saratoga Casino Hotel Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D,I -Round Lake) announced the passage of legislation she co-authored with state Senator Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) to help the Saratoga Casino and Hotel make capital improvements (A.5983-A/S.4068-A). “By increasing...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill Allows Malta to Set Speed Limits, Making Roads Safer for Residents

“After hearing from residents concerned about the safety of local children living and playing near potentially dangerous roadways, I worked to craft legislation that would allow the town of Malta to set its own speed limits. While existing speed limits...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Legislation Helps Strengthen Snowmobile Trails Across New York State

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D,I -Round Lake) announced that legislation she co-authored with state Senator Betty Little to help fund new snowmobile trails and maintain current trails passed both the Assembly and Senate. This legislation will support...

Assemblywoman Woerner Pushing to Lower Insurance Costs for Agritourism Businesses

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored, which limits the cost of liability insurance for agricultural tourism businesses, has passed the Assembly for the second time (A.559). “Agricultural tourism is a...

Assemblywoman Woerner Votes to Eliminate LLC Loophole

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she co-sponsored closing the limited liability company (LLC) loophole has passed the Assembly. The bill is part of Woerner’s continued effort to improve the ethical climate in Albany,...

Assemblywoman Woerner to Host Community Town Halls

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that she will be hosting a series of community town halls across Saratoga and Washington counties throughout April to discuss her legislative priorities and hear from constituents. These town halls...

Assemblywoman Woerner Supports Legislation to Block Nuclear Plant Bailout

“While it is important for New York State to invest in clean energy, these efforts must be balanced with the interests of utility ratepayers. The Public Service Commission rushed through the nuclear-specific Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) without input or...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Plan to Boost Job Growth in Rural Areas Included in Assembly Budget Proposal

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored to attract private capital investments to support agriculture and job growth in rural areas is included in the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal. The measure, also...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Assembly State Budget Proposal Privatizes NYRA

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that her plan to return the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to private control is included in the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal. “State control of NYRA was never meant to be a long-term...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Tax Cut for Small Businesses to be Included in Assembly Budget Proposal

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that a lower income tax rate for small businesses will be included in the 2017-18 Assembly budget proposal. Woerner is also fighting for an initiative to invest in small agribusinesses and spur rural...