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GRIFFO AND SENATE MOVE TO CREATE JOBS AND PROTECT TAXPAYERS

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.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR GRIFFO AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN DESTITO ASK FOR RESOLUTION TO SMITH MEDIA-TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT IMPASSE

Destito, Griffo call the loss of WKTV to many cable customers “an issue of the public interest”

 (UTICA) — State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/G-Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D/WF-Rome) have written to officials at Time-Warner Communications and Smith Media asking them to resolve outstanding contract issues that have led to the loss of WKTV and The CW11 for thousands of Time Warner cable subscribers in Utica and surrounding areas.

December 21, 2010
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Griffo Urges Paterson to Disclose Casino Deal Details

Griffo: Release Full Terms of Casino Agreement

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Governor David Paterson and his administration to release all of the terms and conditions of the proposed agreement with the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe that will allow the tribe to develop a Catskill Casino and give up their Central New York land claims.

December 4, 2010
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Griffo Calls for Urgent Action to Fix Voting Flaws

Griffo Calls for Urgent Action to Fix Voting Flaws by Election Day

 

October 12, 2010
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NY Farm Bureau Recognizes Griffo with Award

Griffo Again Honored By New York Farm Bureau Award

October 10, 2010
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Senator Griffo and Assembly Republican Leader Kolb Want to Halt Cigarette Taxes

Senator Joe Griffo and Assembly Republican Leader Kolb Introduce Legislation to Put Brakes on Tax Increase: No new cigarette taxes without a uniform and enforced collection policy for Native American Sales

October 7, 2010
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Griffo Calls for Upstate Hearing on NY's New Voting System

Griffo Calls for Upstate Hearing on NY’s New Voting System

September 30, 2010
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Joe Griffo Adds Upstate Flavor to State Fair Cooking Demonstrations

Joe Griffo Adds Upstate Flavor to State Fair Cooking Demonstrations

August 25, 2010
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Griffo Says Budget is A Disaster for New York Families

Griffo: Disastrous State Budget Means Families Pay More, Get Less

August 4, 2010
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Griffo Criticizes Phantom Population Law Tucked Into Revenue Bill

Griffo Criticizes Phantom Population Law Tucked Into Revenue Bill

August 4, 2010
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Griffo Rips No-Show State Senators in Latest Extraordinary Session

Griffo Rips No-Show State Senators in Latest Extraordinary Session

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today lashed out at the Democratic leadership of the state Senate over the continued stall delaying adoption of the state’s long-overdue budget.

July 29, 2010
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Senator Griffo Honors Local Woman of Distinction

SENATOR GRIFFO HONORS LOCAL WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Edie Carbone of Boonville Receives Recognition

(Albany) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo named Edna “Edie” Carbone the 2010 Woman of Distinction for the 47th Senate District at the 13th Annual Senate Women of Distinction ceremony last Tuesday night in Albany, honoring their outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for their communities and beyond.         

June 11, 2010
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PRESS RELEASE: Griffo Says Keep Annsville Open While Investigating Youth Agency's Sex Party Involvement

Griffo Says Taxpayer-Funded Teen Orgy at State Youth Facility Calls for Resignation of OCFS Commissioner 

 Senator also wants proposed closure of Annsville Residential OCFS Center halted until Investigation concludes

 

            (Albany) - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R- IP-C, Rome) today said that a shocking lack of oversight and management in allowing a state taxpayer-funded orgy to take place during a dance at a youth facility that houses killers and other violent criminals, is enough reason for Commissioner Gladys Carrion to resign from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

June 11, 2010
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Charles "Jeff" Scherz

I am very proud to nominate my Uncle Jeff for the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame. At the age of 19, Uncle Jeff went to fight in World War II. He was part of an Army communications unit that was serving under General George Patton. Some of his duties included sending coded messages via teletype, breaking the codes of enemy messages that were intercepted, and installing communications wires.

June 1, 2010
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Griffo Says that Legislation Already Exists to Launch Cuomo Reform Plan

Griffo: Legislation Already Exists to Launch Reform Plan

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Senate Democrats who have voiced support of Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to show that support by embracing the reform package of Senate bills he has sponsored.

May 25, 2010
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Griffo Again Votes Against Government Extender

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.”

May 11, 2010
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Griffo Wants Power for Jobs Program Made Permanent

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.

May 6, 2010
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May 4, 2010
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Griffo Unveils Anti-Bullying Bills For Child Safety

(Albany) – Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C)  today joined members of the Senate Republican Conference in announcing the introduction of a legislative slate of bills targeted to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing among New York schoolchildren. 

Senator Griffo is co-sponsoring a legislative package which would also prohibit any type of bullying on school property or school functions, increase the penalties for hazing, and establish a statewide central registry for reporting bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing complaints. 

May 4, 2010
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