Press Releases

Walczyk Proposes Ban on Backdoor Borrowing

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) announced Monday that he is partnering on a proposal that would ban the state from the practice of “backdoor borrowing,” a process in which the state continues to add state debt...

Walczyk To Cuomo: Thanks for Listening to Reason

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk applauds the Governor’s recent announcement that the state will release millions of dollars in state funding to St. Lawrence County to help bolster public safety.In 2018, St. Lawrence County was awarded a $6 million...

Walczyk To Cuomo: Thanks for Listening to Reason - Letter

Walczyk Thanks Attorney General for Speaking Truth to Power

“My office has spent the last 11 months focused on helping the people of our state deal with the devastating loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing has caused more devastation than the black hole of unanswered questions, doors slammed shut...

Walczyk To Gov: Glad You Are Listening On Small Business Relief

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) expressed his willingness to work together with the Governor and legislative leaders to move forward with budget proposals that will provide relief to small businesses, an issue that has been a priority for the...

Walczyk Opposes Forced Detention of New Yorkers

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) expressed his concern and opposition to legislation (A.416) that would force the detention of New Yorkers alleged of carrying communicable diseases for up to eight business days, or longer pending a court order....

Walczyk Named Top Minority Member on Higher Education Committee

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Friday that he has been named the Assembly’s Ranking Member on the Higher Education Committee.The Assembly’s Higher Education Committee conducts a thorough review of policy initiatives and...

Walczyk Blasts Assembly Majority for Voting Against Clawing Back Governor’s Unchecked Power

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is blasting the Assembly Majority for voting against legislative amendments Walczyk and his colleagues proposed that would have halted the Governor’s unrestricted powers and offered additional protections to small...

Walczyk Applauds DOCCS Decision to Halt Inmate Visitation

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is applauding the decision by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to slam the brakes on inmate visitation starting 3pm, this Thursday, 12/31.Assemblyman Walczyk recently sent a...

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"I’m going to state an obvious fact: St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties are home to some of the bravest corrections officers you’ll find anywhere.  The Governor’s decision to close the Watertown Correctional Facility is an incredibly...

Walczyk, Ritchie Bill To Eliminate Need For Second City Of Watertown Courtroom Signed Into Law; Measure to Save City Residents More than $3 Million

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie announced Tuesday that legislation they sponsor that would reduce the amount of Judges in the City of Watertown, which eliminates a $3 million price tag for a new courtroom, has...

Assemblyman Walczyk Applauded The Decision From The International Joint Commission

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk applauded the decision from the International Joint Commission (IJC) to deviate from Plan 2014 to maximize outflows along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence corridor.The controversial plan has been blamed for higher water levels...

Walczyk, Griffo Bill Gets Support of St. Lawrence County Legislature

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Joe Griffo are applauding the St. Lawrence County Legislature for passing a resolution in support of their legislation that would have one Senator represent each of New York’s 62 counties. Under...

Griffo and Walczyk: Legislation Ensures Balance in State Government and Focus on Upstate New York

With many New Yorkers expressing legitimate concerns with a lack of focus on Upstate New York during the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-C-I-Rome, and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-C-I-Watertown, today continued their advocacy for legislation...

Walczyk, Helming Introduce Bill to Claw Back Albany Tax on Broadband Expansion Projects

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Pam Helming announced Wednesday they have introduced legislation that aims to claw back an Albany tax that is restricting the expansion of broadband across the state.The legislation (A.10932/S.8858) would...

Walczyk: Reverse Changes to State Seal, Create New Flag

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he has introduced legislation (A.10860) that would claw back a redesign of the New York State Seal that was crammed into the state budget.The bill proposes to do 3 things:1. Remove the requirement the...

Walczyk, Ritchie Bill to Eliminate Need for Second City of Watertown Courtroom Passes Legislature Measure to Save City Residents More Than $3 Million

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie are announcing their bill to reduce the number of Watertown City Court Judges and in turn, spare Watertown taxpayers from spending upwards of $3 million for a second city courtroom, has received...

Walczyk, Ritchie Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers, Pushing Governor to Reconsider Restrictive Fee for Broadband Expansion Projects

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie are leading a bipartisan coalition of upstate lawmakers, calling on the Governor to roll back a fee that is handcuffing the expansion of broadband to underserved parts of upstate New York.The...

Walczyk: We Said 'No More False Starts'

“When the COVID-19 crisis hit, the Front Yard of America did what we always do; we rose to the occasion, put politics aside, worked together and flattened the curve. We all did our part and as a result, we have one of the lowest infection rates in...

Walczyk Calls on Gov. to End Emergency Declaration

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (Watertown) is calling on Gov. Cuomo to end the state’s emergency declaration effective Friday, June 19 to coincide with the Governor’s announcement today that Friday will be the end of his daily public briefings. Walczyk...