Press Releases

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...

Walsh: Farmers and Farmworkers Deserved Better from Department of Labor

"I am incredibly disappointed that the outcries of hundreds of farmers and farmworkers fell on deaf ears when it came to their opposition to the proposal, and now finalized regulation, that lowers the overtime pay threshold from 60 hours per week to 40...

Walsh Calls Out Price Tag for Gov. Hochul’s Budget Proposal

“For well over a year now, New Yorkers have been forced to be more diligent with their family budgets due to record inflation that is coinciding with the highest tax burden in the nation. Gov. Hochul’s state budget proposal totals $227 billion, $7...

Walsh Joins Renewed Call for Improved Public Safety Measures

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) joined her Assembly and Senate Minority colleagues, family members of crime victims, victims’ right advocates and members of law enforcement at a press conference on Monday to call for increased public safety...

Walsh Applauds Enforcement of Assembly Rule to Livestream Committee Meetings

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) applauds the Assembly speaker’s announcement that all committee meetings will now be livestreamed. Constituents and stakeholders from around New York state have been expecting committees to be livestreamed...

The State of Our State is in the Balance

“The governor stated today that New York is ‘strong,’ but, in reality, our state’s future success hangs in the balance. Rampant crime, over taxation, burdensome business regulations and unchecked single-party rule are just a few reasons New Yorkers...

Walsh Sworn-In for Fourth Legislative Term

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) was sworn into office for her fourth legislative term by her husband, Hon. James E. Walsh, Esq., on Wednesday morning. Walsh will continue in her leadership role with the Assembly Minority Conference as Assistant...

Walsh Responds to Approval of Climate Action Plan

“Over the past several months I have received hundreds of emails from constituents concerned with the Climate Action Council’s draft scoping plan and, today, as it receives approval from 19 ofthe 22 members on the council, it is obvious that the pleas...

Walsh Applauds Saratoga County’s 2023 Proposed Budget

“Today Saratoga County officials unveiled their tentative 2023 budget and, simply put, it is one to be proud of,” said Walsh. “The county has developed a responsible financial plan that reduces spending, provides relief to taxpayers and maintains...

Walsh Presents Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo with Seven Seals Award

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On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) joined Emil Baker and Hy Taylor the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to present Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo with the ‘Seven Seals Award’...

Walsh Partners with American Red Cross in Hosting Blood Drive at Ballston Spa Elks Lodge

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) hosted her second annual blood drive at the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge alongside the American Red Cross on Monday, Aug. 1. Yesterday’s blood drive exceeded its goal of 42 units by collecting 48, including 41...

Walsh Presents Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library With $25,000 In State Funding

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) presented Library Director Alexandra Gutelius and members of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees with a $25,000 check in state funding. The funds will be put toward improvements to the...

Walsh Hosts 5th 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 5th annual ThinkDIFFERNTLY Day at the Saratoga County Fair. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and offered a variety of sensory-friendly...

Walsh Delivers Additional Family Court Judge and Electronic Appearances to Saratoga County Courtrooms

On Thursday, two bills supported by Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston), adding ease and efficiency to the court process in Saratoga County, were signed into law by Gov. Hochul. The bills will allow the electronic appearance of a defendant (A.10435,...

Walsh, Town of Charlton Officials Unveil New Highway Equipment

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This afternoon, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) joined Town of Charlton Supervisor Joe Grasso, Town of Charlton Councilmen Jim Glavin and Dave Robbins to unveil the town’s new skid steer. In 2019, Walsh allocated $50,000 in State and Municipal...

Tedisco & Walsh Induct Stewart’s Shops Into NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry

Ballston Spa, NY--Senator Jim Tedisco and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh today at Stewart’s Shops first store in Ballston Spa, today inducted the iconic Saratoga County-based business into the newly created New York State Historic Business Preservation...

Walsh Applauds AG James For Suing Catholic Diocese Of Albany

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) joined Attorney General Letitia James in Schenectady for an announcement that James will be suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany over its gross mismanagement of the St. Clare’s pension fund. The attorney...