Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on state legislative leaders Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, along with Governor Andrew Cuomo to bring the Senate and Assembly back for an “extraordinary session” to iron-out differences and get legislation passed to protect the public and prevent another limo crash like what happened last year in Schoharie, and a few years ago on Long Island.
“Here’s the good news: the six months from hell for Upstate New York is over!”
“Barring an extraordinary session later this year, the 2019 legislative session is finally over, which means the radical, extremists who have hijacked the state legislature can’t do any more catastrophic damage to Upstate New York’s economy and quality of life than they’ve already done.”
“The bad news is that taxpayers have yet to grapple with the total disaster this new Senate Majority and the total domination of our state government by one party from one region of the state has wrought.”
In response to plans by the Senate Majority to bring the so-called “Green Light Bill” to give driver’s licenses to those here illegally to the Floor of the Senate for a vote today, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), the most outspoken opponent of this proposal since he helped defeat former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan in 2007, will be offering an amendment to protect County Clerks who refuse to issue the driver’s licenses.
Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) today at the state Capitol honored and presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal, the Senate’s highest honor, to three Scotia-Glenville Middle School students, who helped rescue two distraught individuals from drowning in Collins Lake in Scotia.
Opposition to the misguided “Green Light Bill” to provide driver’s licenses to those here illegally, and support for Senator Jim Tedisco’s (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) legislation to protect County Clerks from being removed from office if they refuse to implement the Green Light Law, is growing.
Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) recently at the state Capitol honored the New York State Champion Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District).
Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today joined his Senate colleagues in a bi-partisan effort to pass legislation he co-sponsored to increase safety for limousine passengers in the wake of the tragic limo crash in Schoharie last October that took the lives of 20 people.
“It was a bad idea when former Governor Eliot Spitzer wanted to do it and it’s a bad idea now!”
That’s what Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) is saying today as he joined his Senate Republican colleagues to voice his deep concern and strong opposition to the so-called “Green Light Bill” to provide driver’s licenses to those here illegally.
Today at the state Capitol, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and his Corgi Gracie, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and her dog Finn, and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and his K-9 unit joined with their legislative colleagues from both sides of the aisle and hundreds of pet owners and animal advocates to hold the 9thAnnual NYS Animal Advocacy Day to call for stronger laws to protect pets and people from violence.