State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today called for sweeping changes in the penalties for elected officials who are convicted of corruption and pressed for adoption of a series of initiatives to overhaul the elections process.
[Albany] - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) joined several Senators this morning who said that the Senate will be voting on a bill this week that would increase the penalties for killing a police dog.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions in New York State. The bill (S.2755), sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-I, Rome), would allow single discipline martial arts organizations to hold professional competitions in New York State and gives the state Athletic Commission the jurisdiction to regulate professional mixed martial arts promotions, participants, bouts and exhibitions.
(Albany) - Growing the state’s agriculture industry and helping New York’s family farms prosper is the goal of the “Grown in New York” plan, unveiled by Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) and Senate Republicans to strengthen the state’s $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms, and investing in the future of farming.
Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today called upon Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reallocate school aid the state has said it will withhold from districts that have not field the required teacher evaluation plans and share it with schools that met the state deadline.
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.