As your State Senator, keeping our community safe is my top priority.  Earlier this year, I supported the Victim’s Justice Agenda and have been working to assure that the victims’ voices are heard.  The Victims’ Justice Agenda creates a violent offender registry, strengthens sentencing for murderers and repeat violent offenders, gives victims and their families a voice at parole hearings and creates new parole board guidelines to keep dangerous criminals behind bars.  This is the reform we need to keep our communities safe.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) today announced new bi-partisan criminal justice reform legislation that strikes a balance on providing bail reform while allowing greater judicial discretion to ensure public safety.  

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be enhancing the reflectivity of existing signs and will install additional signs to reduce truck bridge strikes at the Glenridge Road rail bridge in Glenville.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today presented the state Senate's Empire Award, the Senate's highest award for small businesses and non-profits, to Lindsey Bezio, owner of Mr. Lindsey's Old School American Barbershop in Clifton Park, for all he does for the community.

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I have long fought for public schools and for all students’ right to a quality education. As a School Board President in 1993, I launched the Campaign For Fiscal Equity lawsuit in which we argued for equitable state funding for public schools. After 13 years of fighting in the courts and twice walking 150 miles to Albany to raise awareness, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity succeeded. In winning the lawsuit, we won $16 billion for public schools that could be used to provide capital funding for new schools and major repairs in New York City, better resources for students, increased staff, reduced class sizes, and dedicated funding for English language learners and students with special needs. The fight continues: now, as your Senator, I want to improve public education further. Our success depends on your input. Please tell me what you believe our educational system is lacking and how we as a community can fix it!

I hope you can take time with your family to fill out this survey during the Holidays.

In Unity,
RJ

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He luchado por mucho tiempo por la educación pública y por el derecho de todos los estudiantes a recibir una educación de calidad. Como Presidente de la Junta Escolar en el 1993, presenté una demanda legal, conocida como la Campaña para la Equidad Fiscal, en la que abogamos por un financiamiento estatal equitativo para las escuelas públicas. Tras 13 años de lucha en las cortes, y dos caminatas de 150 millas hasta Albany para crear conciencia sobre nuestra causa, la Campaña para la Equidad Fiscal triunfó. Al ganar la demanda, ganamos $16,000 millones en fondos para las escuelas públicas que fueron utilizados para construir nuevas escuelas y realizar mejoras importantes a los planteles escolares de la Ciudad de Nueva York, mejores recursos para los estudiantes, un mayor número de personal, la reducción de alumnos por clase y fondos dedicados para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés y estudiantes con necesidades especiales. La lucha continúa: ahora, como su Senador, quiero mejorar aún más la educación pública. Nuestro éxito depende de su aportación.¡Por favor, dígame qué cree que le falta a nuestro sistema educativo y cómo podemos solucionarlo juntos!

Espero que pueda tomar un tiempo junto a su familia para completar esta encuesta durante la temporada de fiestas.

En Unidad,
RJ

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Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) presented a NYS Senate Proclamation to Galway Town Historian Phyllis Keeler for her 50 years of dedicated public service to the Town, at a ceremony held at Galway High School. 

Keeler taught at Joseph Henry Elementary School in Galway for 32 years, where she was awarded teacher of the year and served as president of the PTA. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) today announced new legislation they are sponsoring to hit the pause button on the far-reaching bail and discovery reform legislation that was hastily passed earlier this year and which takes effect on January 1, 2020.

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