Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) today at the state Capitol honored and presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal, the Senate’s highest honor, to three Scotia-Glenville Middle School students, who helped rescue two distraught individuals from drowning in Collins Lake in Scotia.

Opposition to the misguided “Green Light Bill” to provide driver’s licenses to those here illegally, and support for Senator Jim Tedisco’s (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) legislation to protect County Clerks from being removed from office if they refuse to implement the Green Light Law, is growing.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) recently at the state Capitol honored the New York State Champion Charlton Heights Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District). 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today joined his Senate colleagues in a bi-partisan effort to pass legislation he co-sponsored to increase safety for limousine passengers in the wake of the tragic limo crash in Schoharie last October that took the lives of 20 people.

“It was a bad idea when former Governor Eliot Spitzer wanted to do it and it’s a bad idea now!” 

That’s what Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) is saying today as he joined his Senate Republican colleagues to voice his deep concern and strong opposition to the so-called “Green Light Bill” to provide driver’s licenses to those here illegally.

Today at the state Capitol, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and his Corgi Gracie, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and her dog Finn, and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and his K-9 unit joined with their legislative colleagues from both sides of the aisle and hundreds of pet owners and animal advocates to hold the 9thAnnual NYS Animal Advocacy Day to call for stronger laws to protect pets and people from violence. 

  1. On April 27,  Senator Persaud held her fourth annual Rain Barrel Giveaway, giving away a hundred free rain barrels with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the NYC Department of Sanitation and the NYPD 69th Precinct.
  2. On April 27,  Senator Persaud held her  inaugural E-Waste Recycling, recycling dozens of unwanted electronics for residents with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Senator Daphne Jordan (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today passed resolutions in honor of, and welcomed to the Senate, the New York State 2019 NYSPHSAA Champion Shenendehowa High School Boys & Girls Swimming and Diving Team and the state Champion Niskayuna High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team.

In advance of Memorial Day, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on the U.S. Education Secretary and New York’s congressional delegation to create a new federal student loan forgiveness program for Gold Star Families – the children and spouses of service members who lose their lives while on active duty.