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Senator Grisanti To Co-Sponsor "Knockout Game" Legislation

New York State Senator Mark J. Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he will be co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would be the first in the nation to protect innocent bystanders from being sucker-punched and assaulted by gangs, who in many cases are juveniles.

The proposed bill, known as the “Knockout Game Deterrent Act,” would ensure that those convicted would receive up to 25 years in prison, regardless of their age, for sucker-punching and assaulting innocent bystanders.

December 3, 2013
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STAR registration events across New York State

Written by Joseph Spector, Gannett

ALBANY– The state tax department is holding weeklong registration events across the state starting Monday to get people to register for STAR.

The state is requiring homeowners who receive the tax break to re-register, and they’ll have the events in Binghamton, Rochester and Buffalo and three other cities, as well as on Long Island.

The deadline to re-register for STAR is Dec. 31.

December 2, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Calls on Assembly to Bring MMA Legislation to the Floor For a Vote

"Today's economic impact study of Mixed Martial Arts in New York State reaffirms the need to pass legislation to legalize MMA. My Senate colleagues have successfully passed this bill, which I have co-sponsored, every year since I have been in office. Once the legislature is back in session in January, it is my hope that the Assembly will bring this legislation to the floor. With an estimated $33 million in new revenue for Upstate New York and $68 million statewide on the line, the Assembly must take action on this legislation. To me, this is a no-brainer. Bring it to the floor!"

November 22, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces Ford Motor Company To Invest $150 Million In Its Hamburg Stamping Plant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Ford Motor Company will invest $150 million to make significant upgrades to its Hamburg facility, just outside Buffalo.

November 21, 2013
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STAR Re-registration Event in City of Tonawanda

In 2013, New York State initiated a program that all recipients of The Basic STAR Property Tax exemption (Property owners UNDER AGE 65, or those over age 65 whose incomes exceeded $81,900) would have to re-register in order to receive the Basic STAR exemption. This was part of an initiative to protect New Yorkers against fraudulent or inappropriate STAR Exemptions.

November 20, 2013
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New Senate Report: Keep Cutting Taxes to Create Jobs

Dear Friends,

I have a longstanding record of championing tax cuts — both to provide relief to hardworking New Yorkers, and to create a better business climate for new job creation and economic growth.

November 20, 2013
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New York State STAR Registration Program

Beginning in 2013, legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR property tax exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. This is part of a new initiative to protect New Yorkers against inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.

November 18, 2013
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STAR Re-registration Event in Town of Tonawanda

In 2013, New York State initiated a program that all recipients of The Basic STAR Property Tax exemption (Property owners UNDER AGE 65, or those over age 65 whose incomes exceeded $81,900) would have to re-register in order to receive the Basic STAR exemption. This was part of an iniative to protect New Yorkers against fraudulent or inappropriate STAR Exemptions.

November 18, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Statement Regarding Extended Air Quality Monitoring Around The Peace Bridge

"After receiving calls from the community and having conversations with Commissioner Joe Martens from the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the air quality in the neighborhood near the Peace Bridge, I am happy to see that the DEC has agreed to my request to extend the air quality monitoring process and add more air monitoring sites during the upcoming high-traffic summer months.

November 18, 2013
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New York State Senator Mark Grisanti Honored By Western New York Veterinary Medical Association

(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – New York State Senator Mark Grisanti(R,I-60) will be honored tonight by the Western New York Veterinary Medical Association.

November 14, 2013
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Senator Mark Grisanti Receives ‘Boys And Girls Town of Italy’ Man Of The Year Award

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti has been named the Boys and Girls Town of Italy 2013 Man of the Year award recipient.

Senator Grisanti will be honored for his dedication to charitable causes and for his support of Boys and Girls Town of Italy WNY Chapter at the organization’s 50th annual gala at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

November 12, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Named 'Men Moving Forward' Award Recipient

The Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which annually honors men from Western New York for their contributions to their community, has named New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) as a "Men Moving Forward" award recipient.

According to Calvary CME Church Pastor Shirley Billps Bell and general chairpersons Bonnie Conerly and Shelby Pittman, the purpose of the celebration is "to ensure that young men in our community can seek out these high profile men as their role model.

November 4, 2013
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CITY & STATE: Expert Roundtable- Green New York

Mark GrisantiChair, New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

October 30, 2013
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Grisanti Delivers For Orchard Park: Secures $200,000 For Green Lake Dam Reconstruction

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti, who serves as Chairman of the Senate's Environmental Conservation Committee, announced today that after working with town officials in Orchard Park he has been able to secure $200,000 to help replace Green Lake Dam.

 

Green Lake Dam was recently reclassified by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from an intermediate hazard to a high hazard, which drew concerns from many residents and community stakeholders in Orchard Park.

 

October 25, 2013
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Grisanti Delivers for Town of Hamburg: $75,000 In Environmental Protection Funds Secured For Woodlawn Beach State Park

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I) announced today that Woodlawn State Beach Park will be receiving $75,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund to help with the Town of Hamburg’s pump station conversion project.

October 25, 2013
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer. 

October 25, 2013
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Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced today that he has secured funding for the Town of Evans that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the community while at the same time accomplish budgetary relief and increase efficiency.

Among the highlights are $100,000 for environmental cleanup efforts by dredging Sturgeon Point Marina and $150,000 to help purchase a water craft for the Town of Evans Police Department.

October 21, 2013
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Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) today announced he will co-sponsor legislation to waive the fee for the state's new "veteran" driver's licenses, becoming the first Western New York legislator to support an effort to drop the fee.

 

October 17, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Honored As Champion Of New York State's Environmental Protection Fund

A broad partnership of stakeholders from environmental organizations, conservation groups, zoos and aquariums, museums, botanical gardens, and community garden organizations joined together today on the Buffalo waterfront to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).  The groups honored NYS Senator Mark Grisanti, who has become a champion of the EPF as chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. 

October 16, 2013
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Senator Mark Grisanti Named 'Eco-Star' For Environmental Efforts

The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has named Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) a 2013 "Eco-Star" for his work on environmental initiatives in Albany.

October 16, 2013
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