With just days to go before the April 1st New York State budget deadline, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today is calling for a policy-free, barebones state budget to maintain essential state services and to continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and not to load it up with any controversial new policy measures.

There is currently no negotiated budget bill language available for legislators, the public and the media to review and analyze.

Roxanne J. Persaud

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COVID- 19 cases are doubling about every three days across New York State - standing at 30,811 as of Wednesday with the majority of cases in New York City. Some 3,805 people have been hospitalized.

In Rockland County, there have been 7 deaths from COVID-19 and 968 confirmed cases. In Westchester County, there have been at least 2 deaths and 4,691 confirmed cases.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today formally requested that the Governor use his executive authority to provide some economic relief to the 1,100 dedicated former St. Clare’s Hospital retirees who he has sent a letter (attached) to requesting their assistance in returning to work to treat those seriously ill with the coronavirus. 

Albany, NY…Today the State Senate passed legislation (S8091) ensuring employees in New York State will be able to access paid leave if they are subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The Senate bill also waives the seven-day waiting period before New Yorkers can apply for unemployment insurance. 

SD-42 Constituent Guidance for COVID-19

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Senator Carlucci's Virtual Coronavirus Town Hall

Chair of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee,  Sen. Carlucci will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall via Facebook Live on Thursday, March 19th at 5 p.m.  Senator Carlucci will be joined by special guest,  Mental Health Association in New York State, CEO, Glenn Liebman.

You can watch LIVE and ask your questions here: www.facebook.com/SenatorDavidCarlucci/.

If you have any questions please email them ahead of time to carlucci@nysenate.gov.



There are a number of new directives coming down from the President, Governor and local governments that will affect all New Yorkers.

The following is information collected from various government entities, agencies and the media.

Please keep in mind that this is an ever-changing situation, and we will do our best to provide updates when able to help keep you informed.

In New York State (as of 12 p.m., April 1, 2020):

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