During the past few years, New York State has seen an increase in reported incidents of Lyme and tick-borne diseases in both humans and animals. As your State Senator, it is important to make information about this public health issue available to my constituents.

My office has a free New York State Senate brochure on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, which contains important facts about preventing and identifying these deadly illnesses to help safeguard the health of individuals and families.  To access this brochure, please click on the pdf file above.  

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) welcomed 4th grade students from Ms. Malana Jojo's class at St. Mary's School in Ballston Spa to the New York State Capitol this week. Tedisco talked with the students about their state government and the students learned about the history of the Capitol. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) yesterday welcomed to the state Capitol Riley Walz from the town of Milton, a 9th grader at Ballston Spa High School, who is the national winner for the "Living the Example" YouTube video contest.

Walz is very active in the community, helping to organize blood drives to raise money for the family of a classmate diagnosed with leukemia, and annually raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for research into a cure for childhood cancer.


Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that he has selected Mary Lyall of Ballston Spa, who has been a passionate and dedicated advocate for finding missing persons and helping families of missing loved ones for nearly 20 years, as a 2017 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction to represent the 49th Senate District.

The 2017-2018 State Budget made progress, but there is still more work to do. I am very proud of the strong efforts that both I -- and my Democratic Conference colleagues -- put forth to help ensure that the interests of New York's working and middle class families were not forgotten. Throughout this process, the Senate Democrats advocated for our priorities and plans to build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous state.

Senator Serrano recently chaired the New York State Art Teachers Association / NYSUT United Student Art Exhibition in Albany. There, he spoke about the importance of arts education and the transformative effects it has on students.

Senator Serrano proudly co-sponsored the 5th Annual Fair Housing Symposium held by the NYC Commission on Human Rights, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the NYC Fair Housing Law. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, and Council Members Vanessa Gibson, Rafael Salamanca, and Ritchie Torres also co-sponsored the event.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) and Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C,I, REF-Halfmoon) today honored the 2017 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championship and the Federation Championship Shenendehowa High School Girls 3,200 Meter Relay Team and Shenendehowa senior Jillian Shippee who captured the 2017 New Balance Nationals Indoor Championship in the Weight Throw and present the team with copies of resolutions they sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Jim Tedisco, an alumnus of Union College, who holds numerous athletic records at the school for playing basketball including as an Academic All-American and being elected to the school’s athletic hall of fame, recently honoted the Union College Men’s Basketball Team and Head Coach Chris Murphy for capturing the 2017 Liberty League Men’s Basketball Championship and winning a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Tedisco presented the team with a copy of a resolution he sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate.