“Yesterday, the world lost a tremendous individual. Angelo Falcón was an intellectual icon who many of us looked up to. He was a fighter for equality and social justice, in search of truth in all the issues he covered. Through his research, historical context, and advocacy on behalf of the Puerto Rican diaspora, our community is a much better place. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May he Rest In Peace.” 

ALBANY, NY – A roundtable discussion convened in Albany by State Senators Kemp Hannon, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, James Seward, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, Fred Akshar, George Amedore and Chris Jacobs, Chairs of the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, highlighted the need for a comprehensive statewide plan to increase access to naloxone as well as educate those suffering with heroin or opioid addiction of the services available to them.  The Senators heard from the State Department of Health, pharmacies, insurers, manufactu

Breast Cancer Screening Program

related issues:

I will be holding a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 21st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Uniondale Library.

**The program is open to all Nassau County women age 40 and over.

**Women who are covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening, along with a prescription from their physician. NuHealth policy requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier.

Veterans Dinner

Serving our country with the utmost courage and honor, the selfless contributions of the veterans of this great nation are an enduring testament to the values of liberty, justice and freedom that all Americans hold dear. 

I would like to invite Veterans in the Sixth Senate District, along with 1 guest per veteran to join me for a complimentary "Thank You" dinner.

Reservations are necessary, and can be made either by calling my community office at 516-739-1700 or by going to www.kemphannon.com.

Senior ID Program

If you are a senior, or you have a family member or friend who is a senior, and would like a free senior citizen identification card, please join me for a FREE Senior I.D. Program on Friday, June 8th, from 10:00 am to Noon at the Franklin Square Library.  This program is being held in conjunction with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen and Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced the passage of several measures he sponsors in the state Senate to help treat and prevent the spread of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Lyme Disease is a terrible infection spread by the bite of an infected tick that can affect the skin, joints, nervous system and/or heart. When detected early, it usually can be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, those infected tick bites can often cause serious debilitating health problems.

Senator Jim Tedisco welcomed to the Senate Chamber Chase Thalheimer, a Shenendehowa High School sophomore and his father Peter. Chase is a member of the Southern Saratoga County YMCA in Clifton Park's Youth in Government Program and has been selected as one of just 20 young people to represent New York State at the Conference on National Affairs in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina where youth program delegates from all over the United States will gather to present their proposed legislation. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today at a ceremony at the state Capitol in Albany inducted Mayfield resident Daniel Izzo, who is the Fulton County Undersheriff, into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame for his courageous service as a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL.

Yesterday, Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, introduced legislation to combat the ever-increasing use of electronic cigarettes among minors.  This legislation (S8609) and (S8610) will curb use among minors through prevention and education, establish sale to minor compliance checks, and eliminate enticing flavors that lure young people.