New York State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today was presented the “Guardian of Small Business” Award by NFIB NY, the state’s leading advocate for small businesses.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Clifton Park) and Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C,I,REF-Halfmoon) today welcomed to the State Capitol and honored the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A State Champion Shenendehowa Field Hockey Team. They presented the team with a copy of a resolution they sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate honoring the team's state championship.

As the State Senate today passed “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” by a 59-2 vote, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), the author and lead sponsor of the bill, has announced a new online petition drive to harness the power of the people to urge the Assembly to bring the public safety measure to the Floor of the New York State Assembly for a debate and up or down vote. 

New York State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today was appointed as a new member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction by Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan.

The Task Force is charged with holding forums, consulting with law enforcement, health and addiction experts, recovering addicts, and families affected by heroin and opioid addiction and then making recommendations on legislation and best practices for New York State to deal with this health and public safety epidemic.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), Senator George Amedore (R,C,I-Rotterdam), Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) and Senator Phil Boyle (R,C,I-Suffolk County) today joined with family members of two murdered dogs, law enforcement and animal advocates to make a major announcement on bi-partisan support for “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” to protect pets and people.

Senate Finance Committee Chair Catharine M. Young and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr. have announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2017-2018 Executive Budget proposal.