Walsh Lays Out Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session

A Statement from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R, C, I-Ballston) on the start of the 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 the governor’s wasteful economic development program spending on projects that aren’t working, and to enact term limits on elected officials. I will also continue to fight for improved support for individuals with developmental disabilities and the increase of law enforcement’s resources to fight the crisis on opioids.

“With the Senate, Assembly and Governor all led by the same party, there is no longer an internal “check and balance” of their legislative and executive actions. Now, more than ever, I feel that the minority party, of which I’m a proud member, has a critically important role to play, to shine light upon the flaws and misconceptions of policies and bills being advanced. I plan to take a very active role in debating on the floor.

“Every single Assembly member, regardless of party affiliation, represents approximately 130,000 people, not all of whom are on board with the governor’s extremely progressive agenda. I embrace my role as their voice in our government.

“I am eager to get back to work on the issues that matter most to the 112th District. After listening to residents across Schenectady and Saratoga counties, I am inspired more than ever to fight for legislation that New York’s residents deserve.”