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Join the Fight -- Say NO to a New $4,500 Tax Increase for New York Families!

I agree with you Senator Griffo -- Enough is Enough!  The Federal government has been hammering New Yorkers with higher and higher taxes for far too long, and I strongly oppose the new “double-taxation” scheme now being considered in Washington D.C.  New Yorkers can’t afford a $4,500 tax increase!

May 6, 2013
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Senator Griffo to Hold Free E-waste / Document Shredding / Medication Disposal Event

Community recycling event is co-sponsored by Time Warner Cable, Sunnking Electronics Recycling, Confidata, the Town of New Hartford Police Department, and the New Hartford Shopping Center

April 25, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Banks Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Banks Senator Joseph Griffo, Chair Off The Floor, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Room 124 CAP

Immediately following session on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 off the floor. 

April 23, 3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 47

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 47th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Makenna Hitchman

April 18, 2013
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SENATE PASSES GRIFFO BILL FOR WEBSITE TO INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY OF STATE AGENCIES

SENATE BILL WOULD CREATE RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITE

 

The ResultsNY.gov initiative is patterned after the Federal Office of Management and Budget's ExpectMore.gov website. This proposal would establish a new, user-friendly website that provides the public with the ability to review government expenditures, as well as the performance of State government agencies and programs in areas including the economy, education, public safety, energy, health, housing, and the environment.

April 15, 2013
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GRIFFO SAYS SCANDALS POINT TO NEED TO COMPLETELY REVAMP SYSTEM

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today called for sweeping changes in the penalties for elected officials who are convicted of corruption and pressed for adoption of a series of initiatives to overhaul the elections process.  

April 11, 2013
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Senate Completes Work on 2013-14 Budget That Delivers Tax Relief for Businesses & Families

Budget Includes Senate Republican Proposals For Tax Relief To Create Jobs &                                                  

March 27, 2013
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Bill to Increase Penalty for Killing Emergency Services Dogs Poised to Pass Senate

[Albany] - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome)  joined several Senators this morning who said that the Senate will be voting on a bill this week that would increase the penalties for killing a police dog.

March 19, 2013
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Senate Approves Mixed Martial Arts Legislation

 The New York State Senate today passed legislation to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions in New York State. The bill (S.2755), sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-I, Rome), would allow single discipline martial arts organizations to hold professional competitions in New York State and gives the state Athletic Commission the jurisdiction to regulate professional mixed martial arts promotions, participants, bouts and exhibitions.

March 6, 2013
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Griffo Says Agriculture Incentives Will Keep NY Farms Strong

 (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.

March 6, 2013
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GRIFFO UNVEILS FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT

Senate Republican Plan Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Struggling Middle Class Families, Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks for Millions of New Yorkers

March 4, 2013
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SENATE BANKS COMMITTEE SEEKS ANSWERS ON UNSPENT SUPERSTORM SANDY FUNDS

Thursday, February 28

1:00 PM Senator Joseph Griffo, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Banks, Hosts Public Hearing regarding Insurance Proceeds Disbursement

To inform and educate consumers on what they can do to expedite the release of any remaining insurance funds from Superstorm Sandy that are being held by banks and mortgage servicers.

March 1, 2013
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Public Hearing: Release of Remaining Superstorm Sandy insurance funds currently held by Banks and Mortgage Servicers to affected homeowners.

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

February 28, 1:00 PM - 3:11 PM
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Griffo Law Gets Tough On Bank Robbers

(Albany) – New York State Senator Joseph A.

February 13, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Banks Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Banks Senator Joseph Griffo, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Room 611 LOB

February 12, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
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February 5, 2013
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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT THE NEW GUN LAW

The state has released its website and hotline for questions related to the New York SAFE Act. Click SAFE ACT for more information or call the hotline at 855-529-4867.

January 28, 2013
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Griffo Calls For Re-Allocating Aid and Rewarding Schools That Met Deadline

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.

January 19, 2013
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An Overview of the New Gun Legislation Passed Earlier This Week

Click the attachment to view the details of the new law passed this week regarding major changes to the gun laws

For more information contact 855-529-4867 or visit www.troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/NYS_SAFE_Act/ for more information.

Below is a chart of how Members of the Legislature voted on this bill.

January 17, 2013
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