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Remembering September 11th

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.

September 11, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Approves Brindisi-Griffo Legislation of Armory transfer to City of Rome

Governor Cuomo Approves Brindisi-Griffo Legislation of Armory transfer to City of Rome

August 24, 2012
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Governor Approves Griffo-Brindisi Legislation for Snowmobiler Safety

Governor Approves Griffo-Brindisi Legislation for Snowmobiler Safety

August 16, 2012
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Senator Griffo & Assemblyman Braunstein Unveil Anti-Bath Salts Bill to Toughen Penalties and Get Drugs Off the Market

Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Braunstein Unveil Anti-Bath Salts Bill to Toughen Penalties and Get Drugs Off the Market

August 6, 2012
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Governor Approves Griffo - Brindisi Legislation to Clamp Down on Repeat Sex Offenders

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Toughen Parole Requirements for Persistent Sex OffendersBills were sponsored by Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi in response to a recent murder case in Utica

August 2, 2012
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Griffo Announces Appointment of News Exec to Government Oversight

Griffo: Rome Sentinel Executive Will Help Keep Government Working in the Open

July 30, 2012
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Griffo Says Cyberbullying Law Will Help NY's Students

Griffo Commends Governor for Acting to Prevent Cyberbullying

July 9, 2012
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Griffo: Senate Approves Creation of New Agency to Help Persons With Disabilities

Senate Passes Bill to Reform New York's Care of People With Special Needs and DisabilitiesLegislation Creates the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers

(Albany) - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said today that the Senate passed sweeping legislation that will transform how New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities are protected. The bill (S7749) is part of a three-way agreement between the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting individuals in state operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs.

June 20, 2012
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June 20, 2012
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Griffo Supports Welfare Reform Bill Passing Senate

Griffo Supports Welfare Reform Bill Passing Senate “Public Assistance Integrity Act” Would Comply with Federal Guidelines, Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars while Ensuring Individuals Get Assistance They Need

June 19, 2012
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Legislation to Update Sex Offenders Photos to Go to Governor

Griffo: Senate Passes Bill To Ensure Updates of Sex Offender ID Mugshots

June 19, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Legislation to Encourage NY Craft Brewers

Senate Passes Bills to Grow Craft Brewing Industry in New York

June 19, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Moves Measure to Combat Domestic Violence

Senate Passes Domestic Violence LegislationBill Represents Three-Way Agreement

June 13, 2012
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Griffo Says That New Measure Will Fight Drug Abuse

Senate Passes "I-STOP" to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

June 12, 2012
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Senate Passes Griffo-Sponsored Bill in Memory of Oneida County Deputy

Senate Passes Griffo-Sponsored Bill to Name Highway for Deputy Kurt Wyman

June 7, 2012
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Griffo Says Affordable College Plan Passes Senate

Senate Passes College Affordability PlanIncreased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

June 5, 2012
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Griffo Says Thruway Going Wrong Way on Toll Increase Proposal

Griffo: Thruway Toll Increases Wrong; Authority’s Actions Show Need for Change

June 4, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate's "NEW JOBS-NY" Job Creation Plan Will Make State Competitive

Griffo Says Senate's "NEW JOBS-NY" Job Creation Plan Will Make State Competitive

May 31, 2012
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John D. Ringlehan Biography

Senator Joseph A. Griffo has sponsored John D. Ringlehan of Rome, NY for 2012 induction in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.John D. Ringlehan is deserving of a place among New York State’s elite veterans for his battlefield gallantry during WW II and his continued active work as a civilian to ensure that veterans continue to be an integral part of our community.While originally from Campbell Hall, Orange County, John Ringlehan has called Rome, New York home for most of this life.

May 24, 2012
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Griffo: Senate Passes Bill to Keep Violent Repeat Offenders in Prison

Measure Prompted by Murder of Utica Woman by Career Rapist on Parole

May 24, 2012
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