Children in Saratoga and Schenectady Counties and across the greater Capital Region will have an added incentive to stay safe this summer as Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) is partnering with local officials and businesses and 16 area police departments to launch the 2017 Safe Summer Bike Helmet program.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the public safety program, Senator Tedisco today scooped free ice cream cones donated by Stewart’s Shops for kids at the Town of Malta’s summer camp.

Blue Mountain Lake, NY--Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) recently announced that he has secured $300,000 in state funding for the Adirondack Experience museum, which he helped cut the ribbon for its new “Life in the Adirondacks” exhibit in Blue Mountain Lake, New York in Hamilton County.

The grant that Tedisco obtained is through the state’s Economic Development Assistance Program and will be used to install a handicap accessible elevator at the museum.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) honored several good Samaritans with citations at the New York State Capitol today who came to the rescue of a 14-year-old girl who fell from the Sky Ride at Six Flags Great Escape this past Saturday. 

Matthew Howard, Sr., of Schenectady and his daughter, Leeann Winchell positioned themselves underneath the young girl who was hanging from the ride 25 feet up in the air and successfully caught her without anyone being seriously injured.  Also assisting in the rescue was Loren Lent from Glenville who assisted on the ground.

Today’s MTA derailment is proof positive that we need to seriously reassess our transit priorities. Funding sweeps and cuts that I have opposed cannot continue. What has been a nuisance, costing New Yorkers time and money, is now a threat to the well-being of riders. The escalation of delays and system failures is nothing short of a state of emergency.

Shed The Meds Program

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Looking to dispose of expired medications? Drop them off for safe disposal on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Garden City Village Hall (349 Stewart Avenue, Garden City).

Any type of medication can be brought for safe disposal. Additionally, sharps are also accepted. Safely disposing of medications prevents pollution of our waterways, protects our environment and keeps them out of the wrong hands.

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that their bill, (A.1839-B/S.4570-A), to help reunite people with their lost cat or dog heads to the Governor’s desk for signature.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that the New York State Senate and state Assembly have passed legislation he sponsored (S.6679) to enable the Town of Malta to lower speed limits on its local roads when a higher road speed is deemed potentially hazardous to public safety.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed his legislation, “Jacobe’s Law,” to require that schools notify parents when a child is being threatened by a bully.

“Jacobe’s Law” (S.1355B) requires that school employees charged with receiving reports of harassment, bullying or discrimination make a reasonable and good faith effort to contact the parents or guardians of the students involved in an incident of bullying or harassment.

With three days left in the scheduled 2017 legislative session, today, state Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), Denise Krohn, whose dogs were brutally murdered, and animal advocates are asking why two people, the Assembly Speaker and Assembly Codes Committee Chairman, are blocking “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” public safety legislation that has 104 sponsors, from coming to the Assembly Floor for a debate and up or down vote.