Press Releases

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...

Walczyk Calls on Gov. to Clarify Re-Opening Metrics to Avoid Further ‘False Starts’ & Delays

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) has called on Gov. Cuomo to publish clear metrics, requirements and specific plans for the state’s Phase 3 and Phase 4 re-openings to avoid the confusion, false starts and unnecessary stress seen across...

Statement from Michael J. Schenk, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

“I’m very pleased to announce that Assemblyman Mark Walczyk has returned to Watertown. He will remain on Army Reserve orders for the remainder of this week. He will be returning to his State Assembly office, full-time beginning next week....

Statement from Michael J. Schenk, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"Assemblyman Mark Walczyk was one of the first to advocate for a regional reopening of the state. The Assemblyman's office is ready to work with the Governor and other officials to restart the area's economy and get people back to work safely....

A Statement from Asssemblyman Mark Walczyk

Good morning,I have proudly served as an engineer in the US Army Reserve for 8 years. In the fight against COVID-19, I have been temporarily called to active duty to perform my role as a Captain in a Forward Engineer Support Team (FEST). Our FEST will...

Walczyk Slams Governor over Executive Order That Raids North Country Hospitals of PPE, Ventilators

“The Governor has displayed strong leadership throughout this crisis. He's risen to meet many urgent needs and taken decisive action which is important in times of emergency. I've publicly applauded him for that. Weeks ago, he put a 'surge'...

Walczyk: Cuomo’s True Colors Seen in Budget

“Although I commend the governor on his response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the majority of our state was reeling from the health, public safety, economic and personal impacts of the growing threat of COVID-19, Gov. Cuomo secretly bullied...

Walczyk: Delay Start of Shipping Season beyond APRIL 1st

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Monday that he has sent a letter to the International Joint Commission (IJC), calling on an extension of the delayed state to the 2020 shipping season.It was recently announced the start of the shipping season...

Walczyk Calls on Governor to Extend Deadline to Pay Property Taxes

In response to concerns from local tax payers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is calling on Governor Cuomo to issue an Executive Order to extend deadlines for those paying their property taxes in installments....

Walczyk Calls on Gov. to Suspend Excise Tax to Help Small Businesses

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is calling on Governor Cuomo to waive the state’s excise tax on small businesses that stepped up to offer their services to the people of the state during this extraordinary public health crisis.In particular,...

Walczyk Thanks Governor for Giving Businesses a Break during Covid-19 Crisis

“The Federal government has pushed the tax filing deadline out to July 15th and New York State will follow suit with their filing deadline. Additionally, the Governor's Director of the Division of Budget announced today that business sales tax...

Walczyk Calls On Governor to Extend Deadline for Businesses to Pay Sales Tax

“History is unfolding before our eyes. These unprecedented times call for decisive action to safeguard the health and well-being of the public.Over the past several days, the Governor has taken bold steps to fight the spread of COVID-19. He's...

Walczyk Announces Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Tuesday a comprehensive plan to help small businesses begin to recover from preliminary losses due to the coronavirus outbreak sweeping across the state, nation and much of the world.“You can’t...

Walczyk, Ritchie: “The Proven Solution is Drug Dogs in State Prisons” Drug Sniffing Canines Identified Contraband

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie are again calling on Legislative Leaders to pass Senate Bill S.7640 and Assembly Bill A.8703 after the latest drug bust at another Northern New York prison.Just last week, on February 29,...

Legislation Cosponsored By Walczyk to Help End Opioid Crisis Clears Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Wednesday that legislation he cosponsors that would give a helping hand in battling the opioid crisis has passed the Assembly. Under Assembly Bill A.9034, prescriptions for a schedule II, III or...

Walczyk Slams Cuomo’s New Energy Proposal Eliminating Local Control

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is calling into question recent changes by the governor to his budget proposal that would essentially rip the ability to give input on renewable energy projects out of the hands of local communities.Tucked...