Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) today joined with Christine and Richard Taras, the parents of 13-year-old Jacobe Taras of Fort Edward, who tragically took his own life as a result of bullying, to call for passage of their legislation, “Jacobe’s Law,” to require that schools notify parents when a child is being threatened by a bully.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today honored Mayfield resident Daniel Izzo, who is the Fulton County Undersheriff, with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal – the Senate’s highest honor – for his courageous service as a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL.

Mother's Day Celebration

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Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) and Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today honored from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class AA State Diving Champion Nick Lydon and the state 99-Pound Division 1 Wrestling Champion Stevo Poulin and presented them with copies of resolutions they sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate in Albany today honored Johnstown resident Dr. Irina Gelman, Fulton County’s Director of Public Health and owner of EMVI Inc. Chocolates, who is a local pioneer in the implementation of tele-medicine, as a 2018 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction to represent the 49th Senate District.

Tele-medicine can be a lifeline to people who live in rural communities and often have to travel great distances for routine medical care or for a consultation.

Youth Leadership Award Ceremony

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Last month, I was proud to join my Senate colleague Brad Hoylman, along with tenants and advocates to rally in support of stronger rent laws. The rally was an opportunity for constituents to join together with their elected officials to fight against the current loopholes that have contributed to the growing housing affordability crisis in New York.

Senator Serrano participated in a meet and greet luncheon last month hosted by new NYC Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza. It was an important opportunity for the Senator and his colleagues to hear from our new Chancellor and his ideas for improving our public schools.

Last week, Senator Serrano attended the ribbon cutting for the Broadway Mall Association’s (BMA) new outdoor exhibit. The exhibit, “in dreams awake,” by artist Kathy Ruttenberg, is the BMA’s 11th public art exhibition and features six sculptures on the Broadway malls between 64th and 157th streets.

Senator Serrano delivered remarks to an engaged audience at the Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice during Mayor de Blasio and Council Member Vanessa Gibson's District 16 Bronx Town Hall. The conversation covered a variety of topics affecting the residents of the Bronx and New York City.