Press Releases

Walsh Weighs In On New Population Change Statistics

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) offered her insights today regarding the latest census estimates illustrating New York State’s population decline over the past year. The disturbing trend, which has primarily affected upstate counties,...

Walsh Congratulates Local Students on Competition Success

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Last week Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) attended the 2017 Tech Valley Regional First Robotics Competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Team OxBE4 from Ballston Spa and The Rocketeers from Clifton Park, both from the...

Walsh Counters Governor’s Proposed Tax Increase

“Today, Gov. Cuomo once again illustrated why he doesn’t represent the everyday New Yorker. He has threatened a 26 percent income tax increase on the middle class if the Medicaid amendment is passed at the federal level. The governor’s vigorous...

Walsh Visits Helping Hands Academy Nursery School

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Recently, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) visited Helping Hands Academy Nursery School located in Clifton Park. Helping Hands provides individualized special education for preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS) as well as...

Walsh Stops By Crossroads Center for Children

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) recently visited Crossroads Center for Children, located in Rotterdam, to meet with Executive Director Kelly Young and to learn about the facility’s current programs and initiatives. Crossroads is a...

Walsh Shines Light On Government Corruption

This quote by Supreme Court Justice Brandeis couldn’t be more applicable to the State of New York, and this week specifically. In a state that has been crippled by corruption stemming from backroom dealings and quid pro quo, a little sunshine would...

Walsh Disappointed With Assembly One-House Budget Proposal

“The one-house resolution passed by the Assembly Majprity today was most notable in what it lacked – the inclusion of the Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program, and a commitment to pass ridesharing legislation. These are two of my highest priorities...

Walsh Focuses on Families, Ethics and Infrastructure for 2017 Budget

Editor’s Note: Video of Assemblywoman Walsh’s budget priorities are located here. As the 2017 State Budget negotiations begin in Albany, it is important to reflect upon and prioritize the issues we as a community know need to be addressed. Ethics...

Walsh Rallies for Infrastructure Funding

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On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined her Assembly colleagues and highway workers from across the state to rally for increased infrastructure funding. The “Local Roads Matter” rally is an annual gathering to support...

Walsh Weighs in on Proposal to Repeal Safe Act in Upstate NY

“The rights and freedoms of law-abiding gun owners have been infringed upon for long enough. I believe that the common-sense legislation my colleagues and I introduced today would take a necessary step forward in addressing the misguided implementation...

Walsh Meets With Local Libraries to Discuss 2017 State Budget

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On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) welcomed members of the Mohawk Library and Southern Adirondack Library System to discuss the New York Library Association’s state budget priorities for 2017 and the significance libraries...

Walsh Joins Local Leaders for “SWAP” Press Conference

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On Thursday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined local legislators and department heads to present the Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program (SWAP). SWAP will serve as a sister program to New York State’s Consolidated Local...

Class B Champions Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Boys Cross-Country Team Welcomed To Assembly Chamber

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On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) welcomed New York’s Class B NYSPHSAA Boys Cross-Country Champions, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School to the Assembly Chamber. This year, the boys had a 13-2 overall record and were successful...

Walsh Responds To The Assembly Majoritys “Raise The Age” Proposal

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) today voted against the passage of the Assembly Majority “Raise the Age” legislation, which would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old. This controversial legislation would protect...

Walsh and Colleagues Roll Out “Affordable College for All Initiative”

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Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined her colleagues to present the Assembly Minority’s plan for making higher education more affordable for middle-and lower-class families. This plan would cost roughly the same as the governor’s...

Walsh Participates In C.A.R.E.S. Plan Presentation

Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) took part in the rollout of the Assembly Minority Conference’s C.A.R.E.S. Plan. She was joined by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch...

Governor’s Team Admits Tax Increases on New Yorkers

Editor’s note: See testimony from Deputy Tax Commissioner admitting tax increase here “This morning, Deputy Tax Commissioner Nonie Manion finally confirmed what I have been reiterating for weeks: the STAR freeze proposed by the governor is in fact,...

Walsh to Welcome Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Boys Varsity Cross-Country Team

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) will welcome the Class B NYSPHSAA Champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Boys Varsity Cross-Country team to the Assembly Chamber. The team will be introduced on the floor and will be presented with a Joint...

Walsh Disappointed With Assembly Priorities

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) was disappointed with the actions of her Assembly colleagues today, and feels the Legislature’s priorities have gone astray. Earlier this evening, the Assembly passed numerous bills aimed at obstructing...

Class A Champions Shenendehowa Women’s Field Hockey Welcomed to Assembly Chamber

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On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) welcomed New York’s Class A NYSPHSAA Women’s Field Hockey Champions, Shenendehowa High School to the Assembly Chamber. The team, which achieved an undefeated, 21-0, was presented with...