Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on that crisp, clear morning of September 11th, 2001.And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds. The sorrow and the pain that we felt are still with us.More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I attended two to three funerals a day in the weeks following those horrific attacks, and I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished. Their loss is felt every day, but never more so than on this day.
Senate Passes Bill to Reform New York's Care of People With Special Needs and DisabilitiesLegislation Creates the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers
(Albany) - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said today that the Senate passed sweeping legislation that will transform how New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities are protected. The bill (S7749) is part of a three-way agreement between the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting individuals in state operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs.
Griffo Supports Welfare Reform Bill Passing Senate “Public Assistance Integrity Act” Would Comply with Federal Guidelines, Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars while Ensuring Individuals Get Assistance They Need
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.