Senator Jim Tedisco congratulates the winners of the Chili Cook-off at the Pine Tree Rifle Club in Johnstown. The winners, Gary Stoller and Lynne Delesky, tied for first place and bragging rights as the best chili in Fulton County. Pictured L-R: Senator Jim Tedisco, Gary Stoller, Lynne Delesky, Pine Tree Rifle Club President Paul Catucci, and Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino.

Pets on Long Island Need Your Help - Support the Annual Legislative Pet Food Challenge!

Long Island Cares started Baxter's Pet Pantry in 2009 and has since distributed over 1 million pounds of pet food. Join Senator Thomas D. Croci in re-stocking the pet food shelves.

Operation Safe Child ID

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Senator Hannon, in conjunction with Nassau County DA Madeline Singas, is proud to host an “Operation SAFE Child” ID program at the Uniondale Public Library.  Families who participate will receive a free, wallet-sized ID card containing a child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, age, gender, height, weight, hair and eye color) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers.

You may elect to have your child's data linked to the AMBER Alert system.

Narcan Training

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Help save the life of a loved one!


  • The signs of an opiate overdose;
  • How to reverse an opiate overdose;
  • About new treatment approaches.


Every day, at least on Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose.  And those are only the ones we know of - the ones directly caused by Heroin or prescription painkillers such as Percoset or Oxycodone.  About 7 out of 10 died at home.  If you don't think it can happen to someone you care about, please think again.  Overdoses can happen to everyone.

“Now that the Governor has released his budget proposal, I will be reviewing it over the next few days and weeks and listening to my constituents on how it may impact them.” 

“However, based on what I’m seeing, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, in New York, it’s a tax.  Some of these proposals appear to be just more governmental malpractice by trying to solve our state’s fiscal problems with more taxes and fees on the backs of already over-burdened taxpayers.”

Sample Web Communications / 2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders would enable families and police to prevent dangerous individuals from accessing guns through a court-issued protection order

ERPO Coalition Includes New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today announced the introduction of legislation to enact the “Drug Take Back Act”. The measure (S7354) helps combat the abuse of prescription drugs and prevents unused drugs from contaminating water supplies by establishing a statewide pharmaceutical drug take back program for their safe disposal.