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Louis Barile Interview - Griffo Talks Reform

Lou Barile interviews Senator Griffo.  Griffo talks more about the Albany crisis and reform.  The interview occured on Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

July 1, 2009
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Louis Barile Interview - Griffo Talks More About the Leadership Crisis in Albany

Lou Barile interviews Senator Griffo.  Griffo continues to talk about the Albany deadlock and the surrounding issues.  The interview occured on Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

July 1, 2009
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Louis Barile Interview - Griffo Talks About the Leadership Crisis in Albany

Lou Barile interviews Senator Griffo.  Griffo talks about the leadership crisis in Albany.  The interview occured on Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

July 1, 2009
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Louis Barile Interview - Griffo Talks About His Background

Lou Barile interviews Senator Griffo.  In this clip, Griffo covers most of his background and political experience.  The interview occured on Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

July 1, 2009
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Elections Committee Public Hearing (Syracuse 5/14/09)

Senator Griffo takes part in a panel discussion about voting rights and election reform.

July 1, 2009
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Senator Griffo Opposes Electric Rate Hikes

Senator Griffo speaks out against New York Power Authority's plan to raise the electric rates.  He opposes the rate hike because of the negative impact it will have on jobs in the 47th district.

July 1, 2009
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Senator Griffo at Clarkson University (Part 1)

Senator Griffo and Clarkson president Tony Collins announce funding to make Clarkson's Alumni Gymnasium more energy efficient.

July 1, 2009
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Reforming the Legislative Process

Senator Griffo advocates for more open and transparent processes in the Senate rather than the current system.

July 1, 2009
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MAY -2009 Syracuse City Hall

Senate Rules Reform Hearing 

June 26, 2009
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Griffo Wants Highway Project to Move Forward

 Griffo Calls For Action To Build Rooftop Highway Across North Country

(Albany) Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C -Rome) today announced that he has urged Governor David Paterson to move forward as quickly as possible to use the unique opportunity created by federal stimulus money to implement plans to construct a Rooftop Highway across Northern New York that would offer much-needed connections between Interstates 81 and 87.

June 23, 2009
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GRIFFO URGES CONSENSUS TO RE-OPEN SEAWAY BRIDGE

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C,I-Rome) today said he has written to federal officials on both sides of the New York / Canadian border to encourage all parties to come back to talks to negotiate a settlement that would re-open the Seaway International Bridge to allow the flow of people and materials at this border crossing.

June 19, 2009
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GRIFFO PRAISES PSC FOR DELAYING ACTION ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO 315 AREA CODE

Griffo Supports Delay of 315 Area Code Changes

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R, I, C,- Rome) was pleased that the State Public Service Commission (PSC)  has postponed plans to alter the existing 315 area code because of the potential for the region to exhaust all the possible phone numbers.

June 15, 2009
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SENATOR GRIFFO HONORS LOCAL WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 New York State Senate Recognizes Exemplary Women from Across State

Joanne Dicob of Lewis County Receives Recognition

June 13, 2009
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GRIFFO SAYS OBAMA CHOSE THE RIGHT MAN

STATEMENT BY SENATOR GRIFFO ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN McHUGH

“President Barack Obama chose the right man, the best man, when he nominated John McHugh for Secretary for the United States Army. I’ve had the privilege of working and knowing the Congressman for many years. I respect him as an elected official and admire him as a friend.

June 5, 2009
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NEW YORKERS CAN EXPECT TO BE TAX-WHACKED THIS SUMMER

New Budget Tax Hikes Will Hit Consumers & Businesses With Higher Costs

 

June 2, 2009
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GRIFFO SUPPORTS FIRE FIGHTER EXCEPTION FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY

SENATOR GRIFFO SUPPORTS BILL TO ALLOW FIRE TRUCKS IN PARADES

 

 

May 20, 2009
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Statement from Senator Griffo on Proposed Oneida Indian Nation Settlement

Statement from Senator Griffo on Proposed Oneida Indian Nation Settlement

 

May 14, 2009
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Griffo Issues Statement on Marriage

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome)  today said that he believes New York State should continue to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman and that he would not support laws to change that interpretation."Marriage is one of the most valued and sacred aspects of our society. It is more than just one of the basic civil rights to which all people are entitled. Marriage between a man and a woman is one of the cornerstone institutions in our culture, and an important sacrament in the Catholic Church. I do not believe that changing its definition under state law is appropriate," Griffo said.

April 16, 2009
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