Press Releases

Walsh: We Will Not Leave Our Students in The Shadows

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) attended a press conference in Albany today to express reservations regarding the discontinuation of the “hold harmless” provision in the governor’s Executive Budget proposal, leading to a decrease in...

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh Comments on State of The State

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) attended the governor’s State of the State Address today in the Assembly Chamber of the New York State Capitol where she delivered her proposals for the 2024 Legislative Session. “The governor’s State...

Walsh Comments on The Start of 2024 Legislative Session

“We’re hitting the ground running for a new legislative session with a crystal-clear mission to tackle the issues New Yorkers care about: restoring public safety, promoting local control in our communities and putting common-sense spending practices...

Walsh Responds to Maple Avenue Bridge Accident in Glenville

“As the assemblymember representing the Town of Glenville and the 112th Assembly District, I have been briefed on the events that took place on Maple Avenue last night. Reports indicate a tractor-trailer filled with canisters of compressed natural gas...

Walsh Honors Curtis Lumber as a Historic Business Preservation Registry Site

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) presented a New York State Assembly proclamation to Curtis Lumber Co. Inc. today to celebrate the organization's induction into the NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry following Walsh’s nomination....

Walsh: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) represented Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) at a press conference in Albany today with former Congressman Lee Zeldin. There, she called out the ill-advised and controversial change to election...

Walsh Hosts Sixth Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day at Saratoga County Fair

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) partnered with members of the Saratoga County Fair Board to host the sixth annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day at the Saratoga County Fair on Thursday, July 20, 2023. The event, held from 10 a.m. to noon, offered sensory-friendly...

Walsh’s Takeaway From ‘Extra’ 2023 Session: Dysfunction at All-Time High

“It feels like an Assembly version of Groundhog Day. Session was supposed to conclude on June 8, but keeps dragging on in the Assembly, weeks after the Senate has concluded its work. “None of the bills we are taking up are real emergencies—they...

Female Correctional Officers Speak Out Against Halt Act: ‘This Is What We’ve Been Going Through, This Is What You Don’t See’

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“Since HALT (Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement) was enacted in 2021, correctional officers have faced increasingly unsafe working conditions as there are little to no consequences for the attacks, sexual harassment, and sexual assault...

Walsh Honors 10 Women of Distinction at Third Annual Event

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) was proud to present the 2023 Women of Distinction awards this past Saturday, May 6, at The Edison Club in Rexford to 10 special honorees. Walsh hosts Women of Distinction annually to recognize the contributions...

Walsh: The Budget is in … But it Isn’t Pretty

“At long last, New York has a state budget, but it comes at a price—and a big one at that. Not only is this budget the largest in New York’s history at nearly $230 billion, it is the second largest in the country, yet the issues New Yorkers care...

Walsh Collects a Record 74 Pallets of Electronics at Final Spring-Cleaning Event

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) partnered with Glenville business EWASTE+ for an electronic recycling event this past Saturday, April 22, at the Town of Halfmoon Transfer Station. This event was the last of three drive-thru style Spring Cleaning...

Anti-Bullying ‘Jacobe’s Law’ Blocked by Assembly Majority

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) was disheartened today when Assembly Majority on the Assembly Education Committee voted against her sponsored bill, A.2231, which would enact Jacobe's Law, requiring school administrators to contact the parents...

Walsh Completes Second Spring Cleaning Event with Truckload of Shredded Documents

CAPTION for both photos: Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) (right) pictured with volunteers from the Town of Milton on April 15, 2023
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) partnered with 3N Document Destruction Inc. for a shredding event this past Saturday, April 15, at Milton Town Hall. This event was the second of three drive-thru style Spring Cleaning Events being held for...

Walsh Completes First Spring Cleaning Event with Successful Collection of Unneeded Medications

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) partnered with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office and Rexford Fire Department for a drug take-back event this past Saturday, April 8, the first of three recycling events in her annual spring cleaning series....

Walsh Congratulates Glenville Hill Fire District on FEMA Grant Award

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) was pleased to hear today from the Board of Fire Commissioners that Glenville Hill Fire District No. 8 was awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant from FEMA. The fire district’s...

Walsh Rolls Out Report from Task Force on School Safety & Security

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) and her colleagues from the Assembly Minority Task Force on School Safety & Security shared their legislative solutions to improving safety for New York students and school personnel at a press conference on...

Walsh: ‘Reform Raise The Age’

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) is leading the effort alongside Minority Leader Will Barclay to reform ”Raise the Age” legislation enacted in the 2017 budget. Walsh was also joined by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen for...

Walsh Votes against Record-High One-House Proposal

“Today, we voted on the Assembly Majority’s One-House Budget Proposal that totaled $233 billion and would add $6 billion to the governor’s already record-high proposal. The continued increase in the budget each year is not a sustainable model. The...

Walsh Joins Bipartisan Call for Increased Funding for Local Roads, Bridges, Culverts

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) joined her colleagues, industry leaders, highway superintendents and advocates calling on Gov. Hochul to boost funding for local roads, bridges and culverts in the final budget due April 1. A bipartisan coalition...