"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."
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.
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.