Press Releases

Assemblywoman Woerner Seeks Nominations for Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced she is seeking nominations for her 2017 Women of Distinction Awards to honor local women for the invaluable work they do to strengthen the Saratoga and Washington County communities. She is also accepting...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Legislation Fixes Issues with STAR Program, Removes Barriers to Tax Relief

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that she is co-sponsoring legislation to reform the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program (A.5969). The bill reverses changes made last year to ensure homeowners receive prompt, straightforward...

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner’s Legislation to Help Seasonal Bars and Boost Tourism Takes Effect

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that her legislation allowing bars and restaurants to purchase prorated liquor licenses from the state Liquor Authority has gone into effect (Ch. 423 of 2016). The law helps businesses save money and...

Members of New York State Assembly Join Striking Momentive Workers on the Picket Line

Assemblymembers Carrie Woerner (Round Lake), John McDonald (Cohoes), Phil Steck (Colonie), Sean Ryan (Buffalo), Nily Rozic (Queens), Harry Bronson (Rochester), and others joined striking Momentive workers on the picket line outside of the Waterford plant...

Assemblywoman Woerner Passes Ethics and Accountability Reforms

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that she helped pass important ethics reform measures. The measures include a bill she co-sponsored stripping taxpayer-funded pensions from officials convicted of corruption (A.1749) as well as a joint...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill to Reduce Fees for Seasonal Bars Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that her bill allowing restaurants and bars to purchase prorated liquor licenses from the state Liquor Authority was signed into law (Ch. 423 of 2016). “Seasonal tourism is a huge part of our economy...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Prevention Council in Saratoga Springs Awarded $1.75 million

“Heroin and opioid addiction have spread and wreaked havoc not only in our cities, but in suburban and rural communities as well. To help those who are struggling with addiction, as well as those on the road to recovery, the Prevention Council in Saratoga...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Local libraries receive vital state funding

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that local libraries will receive over $260,000 in construction grants for various renovation projects. The funding, which Woerner helped secure in last year’s state budget, will benefit libraries...

Assemblywoman Woerner: New Law Protects Homeowners and Addresses ‘Zombie’ Properties

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced legislation she voted for to protect homeowners’ rights and combat the rise of abandoned residential properties, also known as zombie homes, was signed into law by the governor. “Our neighborhoods...

Assemblywoman Woerner Votes for Pension Forfeiture Legislation

“The residents of Saratoga and Washington counties are hardworking people who understand the value of an honest day’s work and deserve accountability and transparency from their representatives. We’re all fed up with the culture of corruption that has...

Assembly Passes Woerner’s Legislation to Help Lower Insurance Costs for Agritourism Businesses

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that legislation she authored to lower the cost of doing business for farms offering agritourism has passed the Assembly and now awaits approval by the state Senate (A.10070-A). “Upstate New York...

Assemblywoman Woerner Passes Bill to Help Preserve Susan B. Anthony’s Childhood Home

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that her legislation to include the Susan B. Anthony House in Battenville in the resident curator program has passed the Assembly (A.9781). This legislation has also passed the state Senate and now...

Assemblywoman Woerner: Bill to Return NYRA to Private Control Passes Assembly

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 passed the Assembly (A.10429). The bill has also passed the...

Assemblywoman Woerner Announces Bill to Rename Section of Route 9 in Honor of Submarine Veterans Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that a measure she authored to rename a portion of Route 9 as the “United States Submarine Veterans’ Memorial Highway-Saratoga County” has passed the Assembly (A.8657-C). This legislation has also...

Assemblywoman Woerner’s Bill Allowing Local Law Enforcement to Use County Correctional Facilities Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced legislation she authored allowing all law enforcement agencies in Washington and Essex counties to use county correctional facilities to hold pre-arraigned prisoners has passed the Assembly (A.8596-A)....

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...