Griffo Again Votes Against Government Extender, Says New Yorkers Expect a Budget, Not more Excuses
(Albany) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today reported that he has again voted against legislation meant to temporarily extend State government expenditures until a Budget is passed.
“I refuse to let the Governor and Legislative Leaders continue to hold New Yorkers hostage for the late State budget crisis they have created,” Griffo said. “With no new budget in place, they continue to put off making hard decisions to address a Budget deficit that grows larger each day.”
Utica - New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D- Rome) along with local upstate community leaders today signaled strong opposition to a proposed change in the way New York State counts prison inmates for the purposes of drawing election boundaries.
Senator Griffo voted against emergency spending that would allow the Senate to take a weeklong recess despite the looming budget deadline. On the floor of the Senate, Griffo explained his 'no' vote: "I just think it’s unacceptable. We should continue to work and strive for this community objective and the responsibility that has been entrusted to us. For that reason, I vote no."
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