(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.
Senate Standing Committee on BanksChair: Senator Joseph A. GriffoPublic Hearing: To inform and educate consumers to expedite the release of any remaining insurance funds from Superstorm Sandy that are being held by banks and mortgage servicers and have not yet been sent to homeowners.Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany,New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M.Contact: Dwight Evans (518) 455-3334Media Contact: Senate Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
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.