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DEALING WITH THE TRAGEDY IN HAITI

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.

January 15, 2010
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Sen. Griffo asks Public Service Commission to Urge Improved Phone Books

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. 

December 24, 2009
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What happened to the Data Center and the Jobs?

Griffo: Administration Owes Area Explanation Regarding Data Center

December 11, 2009
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GRIFFO ASKS SUNY CHANCELLOR TO HOLD CONFERENCE AT SUNYIT

GRIFFO ASKS SUNY CHANCELLOR TO COME TO MOHAWK VALLEY FOR CONFERENCE ON STRATEGIC PLAN

Stresses Region’s economic development potential

November 29, 2009
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SENATOR GRIFFO & ASSEMBLYWOMAN DESTITO LOOK TO CURB DISTRACTING ROADSIDE MEMORIALS

GRIFFO AND DESTITO LOOK TO CURB DISTRACTING ROADSIDE MEMORIALS

Look to ask Department of Transportation to study and suggest Memorials

November 27, 2009
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GRIFFO SUPPORTS MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM TRAVELING WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN TRAPPED WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

Leandra’s Law Would Create Felony Charges For Driving Drunk With a Child in the Car, Require All Convicted DWI Offenders to Use Ignition Interlocks

November 18, 2009
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GRIFFO URGES TERM LIMIT FOR OFFICE OF GOVERNOR

GRIFFO WANTS GOVERNOR TO BE ONE-AND-DONE

October 12, 2009
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SENATOR GRIFFO LOOKS TO ELIMINATE ASSESSMENT FEE

Griffo Pushes Measure to Repeal Utility Fee

UTICA - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-I-C, Rome) today called for action on a bill he has co-sponsored to wipe out a six-fold increase in a fee tacked on to customers’ utility bills.

September 2, 2009
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GRIFFO URGES GOVERNOR TO CHANGE SELECTION PROCESS OF LT. GOVERNOR

Utica, NY-Today, with the State Appeals Court listening to arguments about the legality of Richard Ravitch’s appointment as New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Senator Joseph A.

August 18, 2009
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CITY OF UTICA INCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR VIDEO VIOLENCE CRACKDOWN

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.

August 14, 2009
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GRIFFO GIVES GOVERNOR FAILING GRADE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR WELFARE FAMILIES GETS AN "F"

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.

August 12, 2009
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GRIFFO PUSHES LEGISLATION FOR STATE GOVERNMENT OVERHAUL

 Griffo calls for Constitutional Convention to Revise Government Structure

 

July 23, 2009
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Louis Barile Interview - Griffo Talks About John McHugh's Open Seat

Lou Barile interviews Senator Griffo.  Griffo talks about the open US Congressional seat in the 24th district and his staff.  Griffo also talks about the current polticial maneuvering around gay marriage in New York state.  The interview occured on Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

July 1, 2009
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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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