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Griffo Says Cyberbullying Law Will Help NY's Students

Griffo Commends Governor for Acting to Prevent Cyberbullying

July 9, 2012
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Griffo: Senate Approves Creation of New Agency to Help Persons With Disabilities

Senate Passes Bill to Reform New York's Care of People With Special Needs and DisabilitiesLegislation Creates the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers

(Albany) - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said today that the Senate passed sweeping legislation that will transform how New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities are protected. The bill (S7749) is part of a three-way agreement between the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting individuals in state operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs.

June 20, 2012
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June 20, 2012
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Griffo Supports Welfare Reform Bill Passing Senate

Griffo Supports Welfare Reform Bill Passing Senate “Public Assistance Integrity Act” Would Comply with Federal Guidelines, Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars while Ensuring Individuals Get Assistance They Need

June 19, 2012
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Legislation to Update Sex Offenders Photos to Go to Governor

Griffo: Senate Passes Bill To Ensure Updates of Sex Offender ID Mugshots

June 19, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Legislation to Encourage NY Craft Brewers

Senate Passes Bills to Grow Craft Brewing Industry in New York

June 19, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Moves Measure to Combat Domestic Violence

Senate Passes Domestic Violence LegislationBill Represents Three-Way Agreement

June 13, 2012
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Griffo Says That New Measure Will Fight Drug Abuse

Senate Passes "I-STOP" to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

June 12, 2012
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Senate Passes Griffo-Sponsored Bill in Memory of Oneida County Deputy

Senate Passes Griffo-Sponsored Bill to Name Highway for Deputy Kurt Wyman

June 7, 2012
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Griffo Says Affordable College Plan Passes Senate

Senate Passes College Affordability PlanIncreased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

June 5, 2012
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Griffo Says Thruway Going Wrong Way on Toll Increase Proposal

Griffo: Thruway Toll Increases Wrong; Authority’s Actions Show Need for Change

June 4, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate's "NEW JOBS-NY" Job Creation Plan Will Make State Competitive

Griffo Says Senate's "NEW JOBS-NY" Job Creation Plan Will Make State Competitive

May 31, 2012
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John D. Ringlehan Biography

Senator Joseph A. Griffo has sponsored John D. Ringlehan of Rome, NY for 2012 induction in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.John D. Ringlehan is deserving of a place among New York State’s elite veterans for his battlefield gallantry during WW II and his continued active work as a civilian to ensure that veterans continue to be an integral part of our community.While originally from Campbell Hall, Orange County, John Ringlehan has called Rome, New York home for most of this life.

May 24, 2012
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Griffo: Senate Passes Bill to Keep Violent Repeat Offenders in Prison

Measure Prompted by Murder of Utica Woman by Career Rapist on Parole

May 24, 2012
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New York State Senate Commemorates Hamilton College Bicentennial

"This week, I was proud to have sponsored into the legislative record of New York State, a resolution recognizing the bicentennial celebration of Hamilton College, one of nation's oldest and finest bastions of higher education.  The college can point to numerous notable graduates who have been influential in many walks of life, be it here in the region,  in the state, in the country and internationally.  I'm pleased that I could join  President Joan Hinde Stewart, the staff, students, alums and supporters of Hamilton College in sharing tremendous pride in commemoration of this event."

May 24, 2012
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Marolyn Wilson Honored by New York State Senate

Griffo Honors Marolyn P. Wilson as 2012 Woman of Distinction

May 21, 2012
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Griffo Points to Senate Passage of Act to Help New Yorkers with Disabilities

Griffo Says Senate Act Could Help Over One Million New Yorkers With Disabilties

May 18, 2012
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John Ringlehan

Originally from Campbell Hall, Orange County, John Ringlehan has called Rome, New York, home for most of this life.

Deployed to the European Theatre, John served in the United States Army Air Corps, and was part of a crew that flew a B-24 Liberator out of Cerignola, Italy as part of the 451st Bomb Group of the 744th Squadron. John’s crew flew 19 combat missions with 26 sorties. On July 28, 1944, John and his crew were shot down. He and the survivors were held as POWs in a camp in Bucharest, Romania for nearly two months.

May 18, 2012
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Griffo Unveils Senate's Plan to Make College Affordable for NY Students

Griffo Proposes College Affordability PlanMaking College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through:Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

May 15, 2012
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