Senator Griffo voted against emergency spending that would allow the Senate to take a weeklong recess despite the looming budget deadline. On the floor of the Senate, Griffo explained his 'no' vote: "I just think it’s unacceptable. We should continue to work and strive for this community objective and the responsibility that has been entrusted to us. For that reason, I vote no."
State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today condemned the Governor’s Budget proposal to “sweep” $5 million dollars from the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund into the general fund over the next several years.
Dear Neighbor:As you may know, on Tuesday, January 12th, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince. The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.
GRIFFO ASKS PSC TO URGE IMPROVING PHONE BOOKS FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED
Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) announced today that he has requested that the State Public Services Commission (PSC) encourage telecommunications providers in New York to make and promote phone book listings to serve an aging population and those consumers with visual impairments.
Senator Griffo & Mayor Roefaro: Utica Incident Shows Need for Video Violence Crackdown
(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C-Rome) today called for adoption of legislation he has introduced to crack down on the alarming trend of recording criminal acts of violence with the intent of distributing them on the Internet for entertainment purposes.
Utica Mayor David R. Roefaro joined the Senator in support of the measure.
Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C,-Rome) today lashed out at the ludicrous spectacle of Gov. David Paterson doling out additional funds to welfare families to buy back to school supplies amid a state fiscal crisis.