Press Releases

Walsh: Despite Middle of The Road Messaging, The Devil Is In The Details

“Today’s messaging by Gov. Hochul was very middle-of-the-road and filled with several ideas that my Minority colleagues and I have called on for years, including support for economic growth, tax relief, restoring faith in government and support for...

Walsh Encourages Constituents to Submit Public Comment for Climate Action Council Plan

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh is encouraging constituents to review the Climate Action Council’s draft scoping plan, as well as to submit public comment during the 120-day public comment period which began on Jan. 1, 2020. “Over the past week I have...

Walsh Responds to JCOPE Decision to Require Cuomo to Repay Book Deal Profits

“As a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, the former governor’s book deal and whether state resources were used to publish and promote it was a significant part of our independent investigation into possible grounds for impeachment. JCOPE...

Walsh Responds to Drastic NYC Voting Rights Bill

"The New York City Council's passage of legislation to allow 800,000 noncitizens to vote in local elections diminishes our rights as legal citizens and sets a dangerous precedent for future proposals being pushed by the far left at record speed. “This...

Walsh Reacts to Gov. Hochul’s Mask Mandate Announcement

"Gov. Hochul’s announcement regarding mask requirements for all indoor locations statewide feels like, in the words of Yogi Berra "déjà vu all over again," and reminds me of the endless mandates announced by the disgraced Cuomo administration. In...

Walsh Comments on Judiciary Report Following Review

“Today, after months of waiting, I was finally given the opportunity to review the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s report summarizing the independent investigation into the several allegations against the former governor. The process was much lengthier...

Walsh, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Hosts Successful Drug Take-Back Event

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) pictured with members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department at this morning’s Drug Take-Back Event.
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) teamed up with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and Coburg Village to host a prescription drug take-back event, which offered residents of Coburg Village and the public to safely dispose of old or...

Walsh Proud to Support Plan to Suspend State Sales Tax

"Inflation and demand have risen to an all-time high, and we as legislators need to ease the burden of New Yorkers who are working hard to get what they need. “I’m proud to join the Assembly Minority Conference in advocating for “Inflation Relief...

Addressing the Drastic Need to Improve Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Nationwide, the month of October has been designated as “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” In New York, it is estimated that only 30% of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) are employed – leaving...

Legislation Supporting Dependent Adult-Aged Children with Disabilities Is Signed Into Law

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) announced that legislation she sponsored along with Assembly Member Carrie Woerner (Round Lake) to help families of dependent adult children with developmental disabilities continue receiving child support...

Walsh Participates In Rally To Advocate For Direct-Service Providers And Intellectually And Developmentally Disabled Population

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Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) joined advocates and consumers at a rally calling for ‘Care Not Cuts’ in order to better support individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout the state. ...

Walsh Urges Approval of Bill to Extend Financial Support for Adult Dependents with Disabilities

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign legislation (A.868-B/S.4467-B) which would enable families with adult dependent children under the age of 26 to seek child support when the adult child’s developmental...

Walsh: Welcome News to See Transparency in State Leadership

“It’s welcome news to hear Gov. Kathy Hochul say she’s going to be more transparent and deliver on that promise on her first day in office. “Gov. Hochul has increased the death count in our state’s nursing homes by almost 12,000 by including...

Walsh Welcomes Gov. Kathy Hochul

“Congratulations to New York’s first female Governor, Kathy Hochul, who has an opportunity to set a vastly more collaborative and constructive tone during her tenure in office. On day one, Hochul has stated that one of her primary focuses will be...

Walsh: Holding Gov. Accountable Remains #1 Priority

“The speaker and Chairman Lavine have made the right decision in allowing us to move forward with reviewing evidence provided by our outside counsel and, ultimately, to produce a thorough report made available to the public for review. “I am proud...

Walsh on Cuomo’s Resignation

“Gov. Cuomo did the right thing for New Yorkers by resigning. Now, we can move forward and focus on our state’s recovery without scandals plaguing our leadership. “However, just because he has resigned, does not mean he is off the hook. Gov. Cuomo...

Walsh Responds to Attorney General’s Report Findings Against Cuomo

“Based on the report and findings by the Attorney General’s independent investigation into the several very serious allegations of sexual harassment against the governor, I believe that he should do the right thing on behalf of the people of the State...

Walsh Hosts Successful Summer Blood Drive

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a summer blood drive on Monday, Aug. 2. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Being able to donate blood is critical in...

Walsh Hosts Fourth Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day at Saratoga County Fair

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) and the Saratoga County Fair Board hosted their fourth annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day for those living with disabilities and their families. This special event offers attendees with special needs the opportunity...

Legislation to Extend Financial Support for Adult Dependents with Disabilities Passes Assembly and Senate

Today the Senate passed legislation that enables families with adult dependent children under the age of 26 to seek child support when the adult child’s developmental disabilities necessitate a living allowance. The bill passed unanimously in the Assembly...