Press Releases

Walczyk Calls on Gov. to Suspend Excise Tax to Help Small Businesses

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is calling on Governor Cuomo to waive the state’s excise tax on small businesses that stepped up to offer their services to the people of the state during this extraordinary public health crisis.In particular,...

Walczyk Thanks Governor for Giving Businesses a Break during Covid-19 Crisis

“The Federal government has pushed the tax filing deadline out to July 15th and New York State will follow suit with their filing deadline. Additionally, the Governor's Director of the Division of Budget announced today that business sales tax...

Walczyk Calls On Governor to Extend Deadline for Businesses to Pay Sales Tax

“History is unfolding before our eyes. These unprecedented times call for decisive action to safeguard the health and well-being of the public.Over the past several days, the Governor has taken bold steps to fight the spread of COVID-19. He's...

Walczyk Announces Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Tuesday a comprehensive plan to help small businesses begin to recover from preliminary losses due to the coronavirus outbreak sweeping across the state, nation and much of the world.“You can’t...

Walczyk, Ritchie: “The Proven Solution is Drug Dogs in State Prisons” Drug Sniffing Canines Identified Contraband

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie are again calling on Legislative Leaders to pass Senate Bill S.7640 and Assembly Bill A.8703 after the latest drug bust at another Northern New York prison.Just last week, on February 29,...

Legislation Cosponsored By Walczyk to Help End Opioid Crisis Clears Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is seen in the attached photo meeting with Medical Society of the State of New York's Fifth District Councilor, Dr. Howard Huang, practitioner of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Pain Medicine at Samaritan Medical Center
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Wednesday that legislation he cosponsors that would give a helping hand in battling the opioid crisis has passed the Assembly. Under Assembly Bill A.9034, prescriptions for a schedule II, III or...

Walczyk Slams Cuomo’s New Energy Proposal Eliminating Local Control

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is calling into question recent changes by the governor to his budget proposal that would essentially rip the ability to give input on renewable energy projects out of the hands of local communities.Tucked...

Walczyk Appointed to Rural Resources Commission

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Monday that he’s been named to serve as a member of a bi-partisan, Legislative Commission that aims to protect the unique resources of New York–and the Front Yard of America–and help...

Remembering Why We Celebrate Presidents’ Day

The third Monday of every February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Why then? Well, because President Gen. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Since we actually celebrate birth “dates” and not birth “days,” his 288th...

Walczyk Says Drug Dogs for Prisons Should Be Included in State Budget

Assemblyman Walczyk is seen in the attached photo with Kevin Aldous and Jim Belski from NYSCOBA
On the heels of a big drug bust at the Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is calling on Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders to provide funding for the placement of drug sniffing dogs at every...

Walczyk Meets Local FFA Students, One of Whom Interns in Office FFA Students Stressed the Importance of Agriculture Educators in Area Schools

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) recently met with the next generation of leaders in the Front Yard of America.
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) recently met with the next generation of leaders in the Front Yard of America, local Future Farmers of America (FFA) students, in Albany this past week, one of whom interns in his Watertown office.Walczyk...

Assemblyman Walczyk Tabbed to Serve on International Clean Water Taskforce

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he has been named to represent New York State on an international task force that aims to improve water quality of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.Assemblyman Walczyk was nominated, along...

Walczyk “Disheartened” Over Governor’s Cuts to Help New York Veterans

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is raising serious concern over a deep slashing of funding in the governor’s Executive Budget proposal for a number of programs that aim to better the lives of veterans in New York state.The 2020 Executive...

Walczyk Joined By More Than 50 Elected Officials Calling For Parity in State Funding

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) was joined by more than 50 local leaders in the Front Yard of America, calling on the speaker of the Assembly to ensure local governments receive much-needed state funding to help provide assistance to local...

Walczyk, Ritchie Introduce Bill to Put Drug Dogs in Correctional Facilities across the State

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie announced Friday that they have introduced legislation that would crack down on drugs being smuggled into state prisons, effectively strengthening the safety of corrections officers.The measure...

Walczyk: Assembly Majority Flatly Reject Ethics Reforms, Keeping Public in the Dark

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) offered an amendment to the Assembly rules Tuesday in an attempt to provide "daylight" to legislative sessions in Albany. The Assembly Minority introduced nearly twenty proposals that seek to improve...

Walczyk Welcomes Legislative Intern That Hails from the Front Yard of America

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk with Hannah Heisler in the Assembly Chamber.
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is excited to welcome Hannah Heisler to his Albany office. Hannah is taking part in the New York State Assembly Internship Program. Hannah is no stranger to the North Country, as she grew up in Jefferson...

Assemblyman Walczyk Reacts to Governor’s Proposal to Close State Prisons

"We’ve unfortunately seen this before. Buried in the governor’s Executive Budget proposal is language that would effectively give him the power to close as many state prisons as he deems appropriate for the ‘cost-effective and efficient...

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk on Massena Man Released After Making Terroristic Threats

“Yesterday, the Massena Police Department arrested Damien Delfosse for making a terroristic threat. Mr. Delfosse made a number of threats to the Department Dispatch and 911, saying that he wanted to kill Massena Police Department officers and ‘watch...

Executive Budget Proposal

“Today, the Governor outlined his Executive Budget Proposal, giving us all an idea of what his priorities are for the coming fiscal year.The Governor has again jammed some policy initiatives into the budget conversation that are unnecessary. He's...