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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.