Joseph A. Griffo's Press releases

March 19, 2010
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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

February 19, 2010
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Griffo Says That Snow Job is Unacceptable

GRIFFO SAYS THAT SNOW JOB IS UNACCEPTABLE

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today condemned the Governor’s Budget proposal to “sweep” $5 million dollars from the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund into the general fund over the next several years. 

February 16, 2010
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GRIFFO CALLS FOR FEWER TAXES AND FEES; MORE SPENDING CUTS IN 2010 STATE BUDGET

Griffo Calls for Fewer Taxes, Fees; More Spending Cuts

January 19, 2010
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DEALING WITH THE TRAGEDY IN HAITI

Dear Neighbor:As you may know, on Tuesday, January 12th, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince. The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.

January 15, 2010
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Sen. Griffo asks Public Service Commission to Urge Improved Phone Books

GRIFFO ASKS PSC TO URGE IMPROVING PHONE BOOKS FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) announced today that he has requested that the State Public Services Commission (PSC) encourage telecommunications providers in New York to make and promote phone book listings to serve an aging population and those consumers with visual impairments. 

December 24, 2009
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What happened to the Data Center and the Jobs?

Griffo: Administration Owes Area Explanation Regarding Data Center

December 11, 2009
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GRIFFO ASKS SUNY CHANCELLOR TO HOLD CONFERENCE AT SUNYIT

GRIFFO ASKS SUNY CHANCELLOR TO COME TO MOHAWK VALLEY FOR CONFERENCE ON STRATEGIC PLAN

Stresses Region’s economic development potential

November 29, 2009
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SENATOR GRIFFO & ASSEMBLYWOMAN DESTITO LOOK TO CURB DISTRACTING ROADSIDE MEMORIALS

GRIFFO AND DESTITO LOOK TO CURB DISTRACTING ROADSIDE MEMORIALS

Look to ask Department of Transportation to study and suggest Memorials

November 27, 2009
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GRIFFO SUPPORTS MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM TRAVELING WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN TRAPPED WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

Leandra’s Law Would Create Felony Charges For Driving Drunk With a Child in the Car, Require All Convicted DWI Offenders to Use Ignition Interlocks

November 18, 2009
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GRIFFO URGES TERM LIMIT FOR OFFICE OF GOVERNOR

GRIFFO WANTS GOVERNOR TO BE ONE-AND-DONE

October 12, 2009
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SENATOR GRIFFO LOOKS TO ELIMINATE ASSESSMENT FEE

Griffo Pushes Measure to Repeal Utility Fee

UTICA - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) today called for action on a bill he has co-sponsored to wipe out a six-fold increase in a fee tacked on to customers’ utility bills.

September 2, 2009
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GRIFFO URGES GOVERNOR TO CHANGE SELECTION PROCESS OF LT. GOVERNOR

Utica, NY-Today, with the State Appeals Court listening to arguments about the legality of Richard Ravitch’s appointment as New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Senator Joseph A.

August 18, 2009
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CITY OF UTICA INCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR VIDEO VIOLENCE CRACKDOWN

Senator Griffo & Mayor Roefaro: Utica Incident Shows Need for Video Violence Crackdown

(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C-Rome) today called for adoption of legislation he has introduced to crack down on the alarming trend of recording criminal acts of violence with the intent of distributing them on the Internet for entertainment purposes.

Utica Mayor David R. Roefaro joined the Senator in support of the measure.

August 14, 2009
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GRIFFO GIVES GOVERNOR FAILING GRADE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR WELFARE FAMILIES GETS AN "F"

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C,-Rome) today lashed out at the ludicrous spectacle of Gov. David Paterson doling out additional funds to welfare families to buy back to school supplies amid a state fiscal crisis.

August 12, 2009
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GRIFFO PUSHES LEGISLATION FOR STATE GOVERNMENT OVERHAUL

 Griffo calls for Constitutional Convention to Revise Government Structure

 

July 23, 2009
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Griffo Wants Highway Project to Move Forward

 Griffo Calls For Action To Build Rooftop Highway Across North Country

(Albany) Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C -Rome) today announced that he has urged Governor David Paterson to move forward as quickly as possible to use the unique opportunity created by federal stimulus money to implement plans to construct a Rooftop Highway across Northern New York that would offer much-needed connections between Interstates 81 and 87.

June 23, 2009
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GRIFFO URGES CONSENSUS TO RE-OPEN SEAWAY BRIDGE

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C,I-Rome) today said he has written to federal officials on both sides of the New York / Canadian border to encourage all parties to come back to talks to negotiate a settlement that would re-open the Seaway International Bridge to allow the flow of people and materials at this border crossing.

June 19, 2009
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GRIFFO PRAISES PSC FOR DELAYING ACTION ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO 315 AREA CODE

Griffo Supports Delay of 315 Area Code Changes

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R, I, C,- Rome) was pleased that the State Public Service Commission (PSC)  has postponed plans to alter the existing 315 area code because of the potential for the region to exhaust all the possible phone numbers.

June 15, 2009
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