Jim Tedisco

Capital Region News
4:49 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

NY Lawmaker Seeks Funds For Town Near Planned Casino

Assemblyman James Tedisco
Credit Maria Valvanis

A state assemblyman says he's concerned that a planned casino in Schenectady could place financial burdens on a neighboring town.

Assemblyman James Tedisco says the town of Glenville will be across the Mohawk River from the Rivers Casino and will have to deal with more traffic congestion. Tedisco has asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider more highway funding for Glenville to compensate local taxpayers.

Glenville is in Schenectady County, which will get a share of tax revenue from the casino.

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New York News
1:02 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Another NYS Legislative Session Underway... Lawmakers Ready To Tackle Issues

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The New York State Legislature convened last week for its six-month session. Area lawmakers have varying hopes and expectations for 2015.

Another session is under way, but off to a slow start resulting from Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to move the State of the State address back two weeks following the death of his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo.

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New York News
10:09 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

For Republican Assemblyman Tedisco, Warm Memories Of Cuomo

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, left, with the late Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1985.
Credit Office of Assemblyman Tedisco

New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, a Republican from the Capital Region who came to the Assembly the same year Mario Cuomo began as governor, told WAMC News Thursday night that he'll remember former Governor Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday at 82, warmly despite their different party affiliations.

New York News
6:15 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

NY Lawmakers Want Bullet-Proof Glass In Police Cars

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Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York be retrofitted with bulletproof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car Saturday.

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New York News
4:16 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Proposition 2: NY Ok's iPads For Lawmakers

Jim Tedisco, Kindle in one hand, kindling in the other...
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Tuesday's election was a turning point for Republicans. They took sole control of both the U.S. Senate and the New York state Senate, as GOP candidates picked up enough wins become majority forces.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Senate And Assembly Candidates Spar Over Women's Equality Act

Madelyn Thorne and Sen. Hugh Farley
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The candidates for New York’s 49th Senate and 112th Assembly districts debated in Saratoga County last night. The two Democrats vying for the seats long held by Republican incumbents both focused their messages on the women’s equality agenda.

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New York News
12:18 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Lawmakers Vs. "Knockout Game"

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco
Credit (WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas)

Two New York State legislators are double-teaming "The Knockout Game" with a law designed to inflict severe penalties on those who elect to play.

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Politics
12:32 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Tedisco: Give Voters Recall Power

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco
Credit (WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas)

Republicans in the New York state Assembly have a plan they say will help to root out the corruption scandals that have tainted the state legislature in recent weeks. They are calling for a constitutional amendment to allow recall elections in New York for all statewide elected officials, and members of the state legislature. Assembly Republican Jim Tedisco from the Capital Region joined in the announcement Wednesday morning.

For a constitutional amendment to become law, it must pass the legislature in two consecutive sessions , and be approved by the voters.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco - "Charlotte’s Law"

Recently a woman was arrested in Ballston Spa in Saratoga County for driving while intoxicated, and even though this was the seventh time she was charged with D.W.I. , she still had a valid driver’s license. That would not be allowed under a bill from Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco of Schenectady and Saratoga counties who says repeat drunken and dangerous drivers should have their licenses taken away. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.