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Senate Approves Mixed Martial Arts Legislation

 The New York State Senate today passed legislation to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions in New York State. The bill (S.2755), sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-I, Rome), would allow single discipline martial arts organizations to hold professional competitions in New York State and gives the state Athletic Commission the jurisdiction to regulate professional mixed martial arts promotions, participants, bouts and exhibitions.

March 6, 2013
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Griffo Says Agriculture Incentives Will Keep NY Farms Strong

 (Albany) - Growing the state’s agriculture industry and helping New York’s family farms prosper is the goal of the “Grown in New York” plan, unveiled by Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) and Senate Republicans to strengthen the state’s $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms, and investing in the future of farming.

March 6, 2013
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GRIFFO UNVEILS FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT

Senate Republican Plan Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Struggling Middle Class Families, Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks for Millions of New Yorkers

March 4, 2013
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Griffo Law Gets Tough On Bank Robbers

(Albany) – New York State Senator Joseph A.

February 13, 2013
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February 5, 2013
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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT THE NEW GUN LAW

The state has released its website and hotline for questions related to the New York SAFE Act. Click SAFE ACT for more information or call the hotline at 855-529-4867.

January 28, 2013
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Griffo Calls For Re-Allocating Aid and Rewarding Schools That Met Deadline

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today called upon Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reallocate school aid the state has said it will withhold from districts that have not field the required teacher evaluation plans and share it with schools that met the state deadline.

January 19, 2013
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An Overview of the New Gun Legislation Passed Earlier This Week

Click the attachment to view the details of the new law passed this week regarding major changes to the gun laws

For more information contact 855-529-4867 or visit www.troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/NYS_SAFE_Act/ for more information.

Below is a chart of how Members of the Legislature voted on this bill.

January 17, 2013
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Senator Griffo's Statement on Senate Bill 2230

Senator Griffo's Statement on Senate Bill 2230

January 15, 2013
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Griffo Asks Republican Congressional Leaders to Approve Storm Aid for NY

Griffo Asks Republican Congressional Leaders to Help Approve Storm Aid

December 22, 2012
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Griffo Commends Thruway Authority for Averting Truck Toll Increase

Griffo: A Thruway Toll Hike Now Would’ve Harmed Upstate Economy

December 20, 2012
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Griffo Wants Contract for State Driver's Licenses Re-bid

Griffo: State Wrong to Pay More, Get Less on Driver’s Licenses

November 14, 2012
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Senator Griffo & Assemblyman Brindisi to Convene Regional Meeting on Development & Water

Griffo, Brindisi Meeting with Local Leaders on Cooperative Economic Development and Water Resource Issues

October 30, 2012
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Griffo Announces Free E-waste / Document Shredding / Medication Disposal and Child ID Weekend event

Griffo Announces Free E-waste / Document Shredding / Medication Disposal and Child ID Weekend event

October 11, 2012
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Griffo Says Scandal Points to Need to Limit Legislative Leadership Tenure

Griffo Says Lopez Scandal Points to Need to Limit Legislative Leadership Tenure

September 25, 2012
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Remembering September 11th

Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on that crisp, clear morning of September 11th, 2001.And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds. The sorrow and the pain that we felt are still with us.More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I attended two to three funerals a day in the weeks following those horrific attacks, and I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished. Their loss is felt every day, but never more so than on this day.

September 11, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Approves Brindisi-Griffo Legislation of Armory transfer to City of Rome

Governor Cuomo Approves Brindisi-Griffo Legislation of Armory transfer to City of Rome

August 24, 2012
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Governor Approves Griffo-Brindisi Legislation for Snowmobiler Safety

Governor Approves Griffo-Brindisi Legislation for Snowmobiler Safety

August 16, 2012
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Senator Griffo & Assemblyman Braunstein Unveil Anti-Bath Salts Bill to Toughen Penalties and Get Drugs Off the Market

Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Braunstein Unveil Anti-Bath Salts Bill to Toughen Penalties and Get Drugs Off the Market

August 6, 2012
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Governor Approves Griffo - Brindisi Legislation to Clamp Down on Repeat Sex Offenders

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Toughen Parole Requirements for Persistent Sex OffendersBills were sponsored by Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi in response to a recent murder case in Utica

August 2, 2012
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