Joseph A. Griffo's Press releases

John D. Ringlehan Biography

Senator Joseph A. Griffo has sponsored John D. Ringlehan of Rome, NY for 2012 induction in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.John D. Ringlehan is deserving of a place among New York State’s elite veterans for his battlefield gallantry during WW II and his continued active work as a civilian to ensure that veterans continue to be an integral part of our community.While originally from Campbell Hall, Orange County, John Ringlehan has called Rome, New York home for most of this life.

May 24, 2012
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Griffo: Senate Passes Bill to Keep Violent Repeat Offenders in Prison

Measure Prompted by Murder of Utica Woman by Career Rapist on Parole

May 24, 2012
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New York State Senate Commemorates Hamilton College Bicentennial

"This week, I was proud to have sponsored into the legislative record of New York State, a resolution recognizing the bicentennial celebration of Hamilton College, one of nation's oldest and finest bastions of higher education.  The college can point to numerous notable graduates who have been influential in many walks of life, be it here in the region,  in the state, in the country and internationally.  I'm pleased that I could join  President Joan Hinde Stewart, the staff, students, alums and supporters of Hamilton College in sharing tremendous pride in commemoration of this event."

May 24, 2012
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Marolyn Wilson Honored by New York State Senate

Griffo Honors Marolyn P. Wilson as 2012 Woman of Distinction

May 21, 2012
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Griffo Points to Senate Passage of Act to Help New Yorkers with Disabilities

Griffo Says Senate Act Could Help Over One Million New Yorkers With Disabilties

May 18, 2012
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Griffo Unveils Senate's Plan to Make College Affordable for NY Students

Griffo Proposes College Affordability PlanMaking College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through:Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

May 15, 2012
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Griffo Says State Senate Continues Fight to Ban Designer Drugs

Griffo: Senate Action Continues Efforts To Ban Harmful Drugs

May 3, 2012
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Griffo and Brindisi Announce Scholarship Opportunities

Griffo and Brindisi Announce Scholarship Opportunities

(Utica) – State Senator Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblymember Anthony J. Brindisi announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is again accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day  in Albany.

May 1, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Hearing Will Focus on Rise of Animal Abuse

Griffo Announces Senate Hearing to Get Tough on Most Serious Animal Abuse Cases

April 30, 2012
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Griffo Announces Senate Action to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

April 30, 2012
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Griffo Says New Power Initiative Will Create and Keep Jobs

Governor Cuomo and Senator GriffoAnnounce First Round of Power Allocations for RECHARGE New York ProgramLow Cost Power Will Help Create and Retain Thousands of Jobs Across the State

April 26, 2012
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Griffo Presses for Police Officers Protection

Griffo Presses for Police Officers Protection

April 20, 2012
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Lupardo & Griffo Promote Vision Rehabilitation Bill

Lupardo & Griffo promote vision rehabilitation billBill would require licensure of vision rehabilitation professionals

April 17, 2012
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Griffo Says that Sales Tax Relief Will Be Boon For Families

Griffo: New Yorkers to See Benefit at Cash Registers Tomorrow

March 31, 2012
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Griffo Says New State Budget Agreement will Benefit Economy and Taxpayers

Griffo: State Budget Protects Taxpayers, Boosts EconomyCommunity College Aid Increase Will Help More Attend College

March 29, 2012
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Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi Meet With State Mental Health Commissioner, Ask For Justification For Proposal to Downsize the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center

Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi Meet With State Mental Health Commissioner, Ask For Justification For Proposal to Downsize the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center

March 16, 2012
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Griffo Says that DNA Database Expansion Will Fight More Crimes

Griffo: Expanding DNA Database Protects New Yorkers

March 16, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislation to Establish ResultsNY.gov Website

Website Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies

March 14, 2012
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State Senate Passes 2012-13 Budget Resolution

Griffo Says Senate Plan Emphasizes Job Creation & Fiscal Responsibility

(Albany)- Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said today that the State Senate passed its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution that aims to control state spending, avoid new taxes, fees and unfunded mandates and helps create new jobs.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends slightly less than the Executive Budget.  The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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March 11, 2012
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