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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STATEMENT BY SENATOR GRIFFO ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN McHUGH
“President Barack Obama chose the right man, the best man, when he nominated John McHugh for Secretary for the United States Army. I’ve had the privilege of working and knowing the Congressman for many years. I respect him as an elected official and admire him as a friend.