Press Releases

Walsh Welcomes the Unified Military Council to State Capitol

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,-Ballston) welcomes members of the Unified Military Affairs Council on Wednesday, March 13.
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) welcomed members of the Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) to the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 13. UMAC is an initiative of the Capital Region Chamber that recognizes the importance of our military...

Walsh Reacts to Assembly One-House Budget

“The Assembly one-house budget priorities are both commendable and detrimental to New York state.  The restoration of much-needed funding to Medicaid— a loss which would have been catastrophic to our Emergency Medical Services, pharmacies...

Walsh Weighs in on New York’s Placement on Federal Education Watch List

On Monday, The Board of Regents learned that New York has been on a federal watch list for failing to properly educate students with disabilities. Regents members are responsible for all educational activities throughout the state, but claim they were...

Walsh Rallies with Highway Employees

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,-Ballston) alongside highway workers on Wednesday, March 6.
Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) joined New York highway workers to rally for an increase of funding to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). CHIPS provides state funds to various areas throughout...

Walsh Speaks On the Importance of Library Funding

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Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) spoke in support of library funding in New York state at both the New York Library Association Rally and the Assembly Minority’s press conference that outlined this year’s budget priorities....

Walsh Reacts to Failed Amazon Deal

“Amazon’s decision to back out of their deal with New York State clearly demonstrates their desire to work behind closed doors rather than with approval from local stakeholders, organizations and the New York Legislature as a whole. While I...

Walsh Interviews Prospective Board of Regents Members

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As the newly-appointed ranking Minority member of the Assembly Committee on Education, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) participated in the Board of Regents interview process on Tuesday, February 12. The Board of Regents is comprised of...

Walsh Calls To Restore At-Home Care Funding

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Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) attended a press conference calling to restore funding to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), a statewide Medicaid program that providing alternative ways of receiving at-home...

Walsh Advocates for Funding At Education Budget Hearing

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Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) attended Wednesday’s Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Hearing. This is the first year Walsh has served as the Minority Education Ranker. Walsh questioned the state Education Department Commissioner...

Walsh: New Gun Legislation Merely Punishes Responsible Gun Owners

“This legislation would merely make it more difficult for New Yorkers to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms. To solve the problem of gun violence, we should explore alternative options like expanding mental health services and improving...

Walsh Supports Passage of the Child Victims Act

“Today, the New York state Assembly passed the Child Victims Act, a piece of significant legislation that changes the statute of limitations for victims of abuse. While the one year look-back period could be problematic for individuals who have decades-old...

Walsh To Host Drug Take-Back Event In Rexford

       Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) will host a Prescription Drug Take-back event on Saturday, February 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coburg Village Senior Living in Rexford. Offered in conjunction with the Saratoga County...

Walsh: Dream Act a Nightmare for New York Taxpayers

“While Assembly Majority called the passage of the DREAM Act a success, this is a nightmare for the citizens of New York,” said Walsh. “We are giving illegal immigrants access to taxpayer-funded tuition assistance, when the average student...

Walsh Welcomes Galway High School Students to State Capitol

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) meets with a group of students from Galway High School
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) welcomed 33 high school seniors into the Assembly Chamber this morning for a fun and informative visit of the state Capitol in Albany. The Galway High School American Political Studies class, taught by...

Walsh Reacts to Gov. Cuomo’s State Of The State Address

“I am concerned that the litany of initiatives that Gov. Cuomo presented today may leave Upstate New York behind once again. If we’re going to move forward with the components of this agenda, then we need to do our due diligence to review, discuss...

Walsh Lays Out Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session

“It’s no secret that New York has a spending problem and its time we work to cut waste and prioritize what really matters in 2019. This year, I’ll continue to advocate for meaningful ethics reform, for a permanent property tax cap, to cut...

Walsh Sworn-In For Second Term in State Assembly

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh takes the Oath of Office on January 4, 2019 alongside her husband, Jim Walsh. (Photo Credit: Tammy Loya Photography)
Last week, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,-Ballston) was sworn-in for a second term as a member of the New York State Assembly. Walsh will continue to represent parts of Saratoga and Schenectady counties, including the towns of Glenville, Providence,...

Walsh Named Assembly Ranking Minority Member of Education Committee

Today Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I, REF – Ballston) announced that she has been selected as the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Education by Minority Leader Brian M.  Kolb (R,C,I-Canandaigua). “New York State must be a...

Walsh Responds to Charter Spectrum Agreement

“Throughout my first term in office I have had several constituents call my office with issues they have faced when dealing with Spectrum as their internet provider. Whether it was unexpected rate increases or poor service reliability – New York residents...

Walsh Brings ‘Teach a Girl to Lead’ Program to St. Mary’s School


In partnership with the ‘Teach a Girl to Lead’ program, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) visited first and second graders at St. Mary’s school to discuss fostering more inclusive ideas about leadership on Monday, November
On Monday, November 19, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) read a book entitled ‘Grace For President’ with first and second graders during a visit to St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa as part of the ‘Teach a Girl to Lead’ Reading...