Press Releases

Walsh Receives National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian Award

In recognition of her steadfast support of New York’s small business community, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) has been named as one of this year’s National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) ‘Guardians of Small Business.’...

Walsh Grateful For Unshackle Upstate Recognition

“As a member of the state legislature, I have always worked to prioritize the needs of Upstate New York’s business owners and taxpayers. It’s clear that Albany’s unsustainable spending and crippling tax burden need to be dealt with once and for...

Walsh Recognized For Business Friendly Voting Record

In acknowledgment of her commitment to supporting the interests of small business owners, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) has been awarded a perfect score on the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) assessment of the...

Walsh Announces State Grants For Local Libraries

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) announced today that two Saratoga County libraries will be allocated over $200,000 in state aid for library construction funds. The grants, which will directly benefit the Clifton Park-Halfmoon and Galway...

Walsh Calls On Amtrak to Reconsider Toys for Tots Train Cancellation

“I strongly believe that Amtrak should reconsider its decision to cancel the Capital Region Toys for Tots charter train this year. Having ridden the train last year, I have seen firsthand the need, and the positive impact upon our Capital Region and...

Walsh Hosts First ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day at Saratoga County Fair

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day at the Saratoga County Fair on Thursday, July 26
Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, as well as representatives from the Saratoga County Fair and local partners, to host the first ever ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day at the Saratoga County Fair....

Walsh Disappointed in Legislature’s Failure to Address Ethics Reform, Affordability

“Each year, New York’s lawmakers spend the final days of the legislative session debating and voting on a seemingly endless list of locally focused bills, and this past week was no exception. Unfortunately for New Yorkers, another recent Albany tradition...

Walsh Calls For Transparency, Accountability in Funding Of State Economic Development Initiatives

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Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) and several of her legislative colleagues in calling on state leadership to take up meaningful ethics reform in the waning days...

Walsh Lauds Assembly’s Passage of Legislation Benefiting Disabled Community

Today, state Assembly members passed a package of 11 bills providing state-funded assistance to New York’s disabled population. The legislation, which passed with near unanimous approval, represented a bipartisan showing of support for some...

Walsh Weighs In On Underwood Appointment

“I feel confident that former Solicitor General Barbara Underwood is an exceptionally qualified and experienced choice to serve out the remainder of this legislative term as acting attorney general. Even more importantly, Ms. Underwood has...

Walsh Commends Saratoga County Sheriff, Local Schools for Commitment to Safety Initiative

“Following the recent school budget vote, seven of our local school districts throughout Saratoga County have committed to having trained school resource officers on campus. This news represents a major step forward in our efforts to ensure our children’s...

Walsh Rallies against Proposal To End Minimum Wage Credit For Tipped Employees

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Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined the New York State Restaurant Association, as well as several lawmakers and members of the business community in calling for the defeat of Gov. Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate the minimum...

Examining the Minimum Wage Tip Credit Issue

Gov. Cuomo’s proposed elimination of the minimum wage credit for tipped workers, a plan that seems to have found significant opposition from all the parties it claims to benefit, appears to be a solution in search of a problem. Over the past month,...

Walsh Commends Passage of Bill Separating Standardized Test Results and Teacher Evaluations

Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined her Assembly colleagues in passing a bill (A.10475) to amend education law and ban the use of standardized test results in evaluating the performance of teachers and school administrators....

Walsh Honors American Legion’s First Female National Commander

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I.Ref-Ballston) attended a special event honoring American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn on Thursday, April 12. Rohan, an Army Veteran and former American Legion Post Commander,...

Walsh Calls For Changes to Flawed Budget Process

“Tonight, while the vast majority of New York’s families lay asleep in their beds, overtired lawmakers passed a state budget that dictated the appropriation of $168 billion of your hard-earned tax dollars. “Most of the bills that comprised this...

Walsh Honors Active Service Members, Commemorates Yellow Ribbon Day

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In honor of New York State’s upcoming Yellow Ribbon Day, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined several legislative colleagues in honoring active military service members on the floor of the New York State Assembly on Thursday, March...

Walsh Celebrates Unified Military Affairs Council Day at State Capitol

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(L-R) Colonel Michele Kilgore, the Commander of the 109th Airlift Wing at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and Colonel Joseph Morrow, Commander of the Watervliet Arsenal. Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston)...

Walsh Criticizes Misplaced Priorities in Assembly Budget Resolution

“The increased taxation and unsustainable spending in this year’s Assembly one-house budget resolution clearly illustrates our leadership’s misplaced priorities and fails to address the key issues that continue to drive New York’s residents and...

Walsh Calls For State Takeover of Medicaid

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) today called for a state takeover of Medicaid costs in an effort to ease oppressive tax burdens that have hampered statewide localities and plagued working-class families in both upstate and downstate...