"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!"
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D,WF- Buffalo) announced that legislation they sponsored in the Senate and Assembly to improve Erie County's Land Bank, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation (S5167, A7245) makes corrections to the statewide land bank legislation that was passed in 2011. To combat the continuing problem of vacant homes, New York State passed the land bank legislation, which empowered counties and municipalities to create land banks to purchase vacant and abandoned properties.