Press Releases

Walsh Questions Legislature’s Priorities Following Passage of Dream Act

Today, after extended debate, the New York State Assembly voted on and passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act). While not directly addressing residency status, the legislation grants the children of illegal immigrants...

Coming Together To ‘Think Differently’

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When was the last time that you took a moment to consider ways you could change your perspective on the world around you and how that might make a difference for someone in need? Those of us with family members, friends and loved ones with special needs...

Walsh Joins Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for “Think Differently” Forum

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On Wednesday, January 24, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,REF-Ballston) hosted Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and local stakeholders for a community forum to discuss Dutchess County’s highly-successful “Think DIFFERENTLY” initiative....

Walsh Recognizes Achievements of Local Student Athletes

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) welcomed recent state champions, swimmer Olivia Jack, of the Scotia-Glenville/Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Swim Team (left), and the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Boys Varsity Cross Country Team (right), to...

Walsh Joins Sysco Albany for Toys For Tots Celebration

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On Friday, December 15, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh joined SYSCO Albany at its headquarters in Halfmoon to celebrate the company’s extremely successful efforts collecting donations for Capital Region Toys for Tots’ annual holiday toy drive. Representatives...

Walsh To Partner With Toys For Tots

To celebrate the season of giving, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) will be partnering with Capital Region Toys For Tots for its annual holiday toy drive. Donations will be accepted at both the assemblywoman’s Ballston Spa and Albany...

Walsh Attends Eagle Scout Trail Dedication

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On Saturday, November 18, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh celebrated the achievements of local Eagle Scout candidate Alex Bianconi at a ceremony dedicating Beaver Dam Trail in Clifton Park. Alex’s project included a comprehensive rehabilitation and extension...

The Importance of Honoring Our Veterans

This weekend, as we gather with family and friends to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in the military, it is extremely important that we also ask ourselves what we can do to be there for these selfless individuals after...

The Fight Against Heroin And Opioid Abuse

Whether it is a friend, classmate, family member, co-worker or even just a casual acquaintance, it seems we all know someone who has been recently affected by the widespread issue of heroin and opioid abuse. While this problem can be difficult for many...

Walsh Welcomes Shenendehowa Exchange Students For Capitol Visit

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On Tuesday, October 31, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) had the opportunity to meet with Shenendehowa High School’s French foreign exchange program participants as they toured the state Capitol. After taking photos on the iconic...

Walsh Weighs In On Tax Foundation Study

A Tax Foundation study released on Tuesday, October 17 revealed concerning facts regarding New York State’s business climate and tax structure. Upon examining the individual income, corporate, property and sales taxes of all 50 states, as well as several...

Walsh Hosts Heroin And Opioid Addiction Informational Forum

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On Wednesday, October 11, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh hosted a community panel and conversation surrounding the important and pervasive issue of heroin and opioid addiction. The forum, which took place at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School as...

Walsh To Host Community Forum On Heroin And Opioid Addiction

On Wednesday, October 11, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) will host a Heroin and Opioid Addiction Informational Forum, bringing together multiple local officials and organizations to discuss what many believe to be one of the biggest...

Walsh Weighs In On Fire at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions

"This morning’s incident at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions in Glenville is a frightening reminder of the importance of workplace safety, and how quickly an unforeseen circumstance can result in a dangerous situation. I am extremely thankful that there were...

Walsh Participates In Business Council Of New York State’s Legislators’ Roundtable Discussion

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On Monday, September 14, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) participated in the Business Council of New York State’s Legislators’ Roundtable Discussion at the organization’s annual meeting at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing....

Walsh Hosts Prescription Drug Give-Back Event In Burnt Hills

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On Saturday, Sept. 16, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) held a Prescription Drug Take-Back Event at Morris Ford in Burnt Hills, the first in a series of events the freshman legislator hopes will support ongoing local efforts to fight...

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Walsh Presents $13,000 Donation To Galway Public Library

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh presented a $13,000 contribution of state library funds to the Galway Public Library at a Community Ice Cream Social held at the Galway Town Pavilion on Friday, August 25. The presentation was a major highlight of the event,...

Walsh Weighs in on Cuomo’s Plan To Fund College Courses For Prisoners

“I am disappointed to learn that Gov. Cuomo will be moving forward with his plan to provide $7 million in grants to several colleges across the state to fund courses for prison inmates. While I feel strongly that all New Yorkers should have access to...

Walsh Attends Saratoga County Veterans Round Table

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On Tuesday, Aug. 1, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) attended the Saratoga County Veterans Round Table at the SUNY Adirondack Wilton campus. The discussion-based event, organized by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, brought together several...