As the April 1ststate budget deadline approaches, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for clarification on when the budget would be certified as “on-time” from a fiscal standpoint.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today welcomed to the New York State Capitol the Northville Central School District Falcon Chorus and Band as part of Music in Our Schools Month in Albany. Tedisco presented the Northville Falcon Chorus and Band with New York State Senate citations to honor their performance. 

"There were no sour notes at the Capitol today as visitors were treated to the sweet sounds of the Northville Central School District Falcon Chorus and Band who graced us with a wonderful musical performance," said Senator Jim Tedisco."

Senate District 19 Free Rain Barrel Giveaway

New York State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud and the New York City Department of
Environmental Protection are giving away FREE rain barrels to the residents of Senate District 19! Rain barrels help save money on water bills, conserve water (a vital natural resource) and protect waterways from sewage runoff pollution.

(R,C,I,REF-Halfmoon), Senator George Amedore (R,C,I,REF-Rotterdam) and their Senate Colleagues to "Rock the Socks" for Down Syndrome Awareness.  

This issue has a special place in Senator Tedisco's heart as his late brother, Joey Tedisco, had Down Syndrome.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on the state Senate to bring public safety legislation he is sponsoring to the Floor of the Senate, the “School Bus Camera Safety Act” to protect children when they are boarding or departing a stopped school bus.

According to Operation Safe Stop, it’s estimated that every day, over 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass a stopped school bus in New York State.

Statement by Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) on Passage of Senate & Assembly Budget Resolutions

Today, the Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Persaud that reduces prison sentences for survivors of domestic violence and allows judges to order them to community-based programs instead of incarceration. Additionally, eligible victims currently imprisoned would be given the opportunity to apply for resentencing.

New York State Citizen Preparedness Training Program

I am happy to announce that I will soon be sponsoring a New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps training program in Syracuse with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, along with: Assemblymember William Magnarelli, County Executive Ryan McMahon, Geddes Town Supervisor Jerry Albrigo, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and The Great New York State Fair.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,REF-Ballston) issued an urgent call for the legislature to pass new legislation to enhance the voice of crime victims in parole hearings to keep our communities safe and ensure dangerous offenders stay locked-up. They were joined by Michael and Regina Stewart, the parents of Christopher Stewart, a Shenendehowa High School senior who was killed by a drunk and drugged driver.