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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Please contact Marie Lombardi at my Community Office at 516-739-1700 or email her at to RSVP, or if you have any questions. Please note the ceremony will start promptly at 6 PM.

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.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,Ref-Glenville) today introduced new legislation to put an end to the testing madness in New York State’s schools that robs children of their love of learning and teachers of their creativity. 

Tedisco’s legislation (S.8301), which he introduced with Sen. Carl Marcellino, is a same as bill as one just put forth in the Assembly which decouples teacher evaluations from the grade 3-8 standardized ELA and Math tests. 

Today Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-East Elmhurst) introduced legislation (S8207) requiring charter buses to use commercial global positioning system technology to avoid future tragedies such as the one that recently occurred on the Southern State Parkway.  This legislation would apply to any charter bus transporting, for compensation, a group of passengers having acquired exclusive use of the bus for travel to a specific destination.

Senator Andrew Lanza and JCC of Staten Island Sponsor the Special Needs Resource Fair

Senator Andrew Lanza and the JCC of Staten Island are sponsoring the Special Needs Resource Fair on Friday, May 11,2018 from 9:30a.m.- 12:30p.m. 

There will be panel discussions, roundtables, seminars, and individual meetings with specialists. 

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