(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/IP/C - Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D-Rome) announced that New York State, for tourism purposes, will be officially retiring the designation “Central Leatherstocking Region” and renaming the seven county area as “Central New York”.
The formerly known “Central Leatherstocking Region” encompasses the seven upstate counties of Broome, Chenango, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie.
Griffo’s Efforts to Limit Spending, Revive Economy Produce Results in New Senate Bill
Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today announced that his efforts to revive New York’s economy and reduce state spending and taxes have taken a major step forward with Senate passage of the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, which includes a job creation tax credit plan, a state spending cap that would limit spending increases to 2 percent and a two-thirds supermajority vote to raise taxes.
Griffo Calls for Immediate Action on Power for Jobs
(Albany ) Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called for immediate action to extend New York’s Power for Jobs program and also called for a June deadline for action to make the program permanent.
As the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Griffo voted in committee yesterday and on the Senate floor today for Senate Bill 7573-A, which would make Power for Jobs permanent, instead of requiring legislative action each year to keep the program running. S.7573-A now goes to the Assembly for their consideration before it can come to the Governor for his approval.
(Albany) - State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today reacted with alarm to Albany’s plan to renege on a commitment for matching funds for sorely needed high-speed Internet access to North Country homes and businesses.
Senate and Assembly Democrats stripped $100 million in funding from the state budget for broadband matching grants, including at least $2 million that, together with federal stimulus funding, was planned for projects in rural St. Lawrence County, according to a story in today’s Journal News.
“Democrats called their plan a ‘roadmap,’ but cutting funds for programs that are tied to job growth and economic revitalization can only lead to a dead end for North Country jobs and businesses,” Griffo said.
SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF “RECHARGE NY” POWER PROGRAM Program Bill Would Establish New, Permanent Low-Cost Power Program to Create & Retain Jobs
Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) confirmed today that the Senate passed his co-sponsored legislation (Senate bill 3164), to create a new, permanent program called “Recharge NY,” that would provide low-cost power to help businesses create and retain jobs.
TECT Power receives Pollution Prevention Achievement Award
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, housed at Rochester Institute of Technology, awarded its 2011 Pollution Prevention Achievement Award to TECT Power, a subsidiary of TECT Corp. an international aerospace components manufacturer. The award was presented today during a ceremony at the company’s production facility, 2 Halsey Road, in Whitesboro, N.Y.
TECT Power was recognized for its efforts to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in its production processes.