On Feb. 5, the Senate adopted Resolution J366, sponsored by Senator Persaud, which honors Robinson, professional baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, a week after the anniversary of his 100th birthday. He is best known for breaking the color barrier in the MLB and an exceptional career in baseball.

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The truth is, if we don’t pay for our elected officials’ campaigns directly, we will most certainly pay indirectly, through higher rents, higher health costs, and higher prices on everything else big donors have to sell.

So which would you choose? The old system where those with the fattest wallets decide who gets elected and what laws get passed? Or a new matching system that allows New York voters to choose our candidates and keep them focused on our pocketbooks and our interests?

On Jan. 9, the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session in New York, Senator Persaud was officially sworn in again as State Senator of the 19th Senatorial District. She was surrounded and supported by the staff from her Albany Office, and her family. Senator Persaud attended Blossom Be You Project's second annual Determine to Rise Summit, an event designed to empower and uplift women in marginalized communities, as their keynote speaker on Jan. 12. On Jan. 25, Senator Persaud's Office in Albany officially moved from Room 504 to Room 409.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today honored with a New York State Senate Citation, Mayfield resident Terri Brubaker, who found and returned about $8,000 to a widow of one of the Schoharie limousine crash victims.

On January 14th, Brubaker, who is the Village of Mayfield’s Clerk and Treasurer, was driving on busy Route 30A in Gloversville when she saw money floating in the air. Brubaker got out of her car and put her own safety at risk to collect the nearly $8,000 before it blew away, which came out of an envelope marked “Dad.” 

“Those who commit such heinous crimes against children are monsters and should pay for the physical as well as emotional and psychological violence they have perpetrated and face the long arm of the law. I have long publicly supported the Child Victims Act and was proud to vote for it today.”

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on the Governor and Legislative Leaders to restore $60 million in AIM (Aid and Incentives to Municipalities) affecting more than 90 percent of towns and villages across the state, especially, those cash-strapped municipalities Upstate.

State AIM funding, which has remained flat since 2011, helps local governments lower property taxes and provide vital local services such as law enforcement and public safety and to maintain local infrastructure including roads and bridges. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,R,REF-Glenville) honored Norma Porteus of Edinburg on her 100th birthday with a New York State Senate Commendation Award.  Tedisco joined Porteus at her birthday celebration at the Bridge Restaurant in Perth.  

Norma has three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. An avid photographer, Norma was recently honored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, and has been an active member of the Edinburg Historical Society. Norma and her late husband also owned a pub in Edinburg which was a very popular spot for many years. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that he has been named as Ranking Member for three committees in the New York State Senate: Consumer Protection, Children and Families, and Animal Welfare. 

Tedisco also will serve as a member of the Banks, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Social Services, and Libraries Committees.


Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that the Governor has signed into law legislation he prime sponsored and passed (S.5369/A.9617) to help consumers, small business owners and local county governments by extending the time frame in which a car owner has to submit their license plates to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from 24 hours to 10 days when their car is repossessed.