Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is continuing his efforts to bring justice for the 1,100 former St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady retirees whose pensions were significantly reduced or outright eliminated.

Exercise safely this summer and get free ice cream to beat the heat. That’s the goal of the innovative Safe Summer Bike Helmet program founded by Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) which kicked off today for its 22ndyear. 

Senator Tedisco joined with Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and Saratoga County Clerk and owner of Hayner’s Ice Cream Hall of Fame Craig Hayner, to lead the Southern Saratoga County YMCA’s summer camp attendees in a bike ride and then scooped free ice cream cones donated by Stewart’s Shops. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today in Johnstown joined with Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties to announce a new $1.5 million five-year state grant they received from the NYS Health Department to support prevention and reduction of tobacco use through youth action and community engagement.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) recently helped cut the ribbon to officially open the new True Value Hardware located at 25 Bleecker St. in Gloversville. Tedisco presented a NYS Senate citation to owners Matt and Tammy Capano. 


Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on state legislative leaders Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, along with Governor Andrew Cuomo to bring the Senate and Assembly back for an “extraordinary session” to iron-out differences and get legislation passed to protect the public and prevent another limo crash like what happened last year in Schoharie, and a few years ago on Long Island.

“Here’s the good news: the six months from hell for Upstate New York is over!”

“Barring an extraordinary session later this year, the 2019 legislative session is finally over, which means the radical, extremists who have hijacked the state legislature can’t do any more catastrophic damage to Upstate New York’s economy and quality of life than they’ve already done.”

“The bad news is that taxpayers have yet to grapple with the total disaster this new Senate Majority and the total domination of our state government by one party from one region of the state has wrought.”

In response to plans by the Senate Majority to bring the so-called “Green Light Bill” to give driver’s licenses to those here illegally to the Floor of the Senate for a vote today, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), the most outspoken opponent of this proposal since he helped defeat former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan in 2007, will be offering an amendment to protect County Clerks who refuse to issue the driver’s licenses.


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.