Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community
In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Grisanti is looking forward to honoring a woman from Western New York whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes herdeserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."
The Senate will honor this distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception to be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.
Senator Grisanti (R,I-60) Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee placed a personal phone call to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens today to request a meeting over the story "Toxic Legacy's Time Bomb" featured in today's The Buffalo News. "As Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, I found this story alarming, this needs immediate attention. I have a placed a phone call to Commissioner Martens to meet with him this week while I am in Albany to discuss the findings of these reports. I will continue to keep the public informed, the public health of our community is paramount," said Senator Mark Grisanti, Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee.
Update on the Reuse Process for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
A community meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Alford Auditorium. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the process being developed for the reuse of the current hospital’s campus once operations move to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Residents will get the chance to voice their opinions to the Orchard Park Police Department – while learning more about how it operates – through a town hall style forum.
The forum will take place at 7 pm Tuesday, April 30 in the courtroom at the Orchard Park Municipal Building. The form will be held in conjunction with the school district and Councilman Eugene Majchrzak.
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Niagara Blower Company, a manufacturer of specialized industrial heat transfer and air conditioning systems, will expand in Tonawanda, adding 25 new jobs to its existing 130 employee workforce. The company has bought a vacant 1
Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today urged his colleagues in the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly to pass the “protect our children act” which would protect children from cruel and repeated maltreatment. The bill, which is sponsored by Senator Grisanti, passed the Senate last year but did not pass the Assembly.
Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) was successful in fighting for increased school aid for school districts located in the 60th Senate District.
The New York State Legislature passed its third consecutive on-time budget which included an increase for every school district located in Senator Grisanti's district.
"Our school districts provide invaluable services here in Western New York and across New York State, and they operate on a tight budget. We must provide the resources necessary to educate our children, keep them in school and ultimately graduate prepared for college or the workforce. We were able to increase school aid across the 60 District, and this will help children receive the resources they need to succeed," said Senator Grisanti.
Senator Mark Grisanti(R,I-60) was successful in his fight to increase CHIPS funding for the 60th Senate District. The New York State Senate today concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget that delivers an on time budget with CHIPS (Consolidated Highway Improvement Projects) increases in every single City, Town and Village located in Senator Grisanti's district. The increase is over $1.162 Million from the previous year.
"I am proud to announce that every City, Town and Village in my district received an increase in CHIPS funding. Since day one it has been about bringing jobs and resources back to Western New York. I will never stop fighting for Western New York," said Senator Mark Grisanti.
The New York State Senate today concluded its passage of the 2013-14state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by the Senate RepublicanConference to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families,help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, thebudget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent withthe local spending cap that applies to school districts and localgovernments.
The Parkside Summer Arts Camp is accepting registrations for children ages 5-11. Two sessions are offered, July 8 – 26 and July 29 – August 16. The program runs from 9am – 3pm Monday through Friday at St Mary’s School For the Deaf, 2253 Main Street in Buffalo. New this year, the Camp will offer early drop off and late pick up options for those parents that need to be at work by 9am.
The cost of attending one three week session is $100 per child if the child qualifies for free/reduced school lunch or $225 per child for all other children.
Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60), a member of the New York State Multiple Sclerosis Legislative Alliance in the New York State Senate, and supporters are advocating for continuation of The New York State Multiple Sclerosis Registry during MS Awareness Week. "This is very personal to me, my brother Richard has MS and I know firsthand the struggles that MS patients go through. We must be able to detect the causes of MS at the earliest stage.
Advocating for mental health services for veterans, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today addressed the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) at the Association’s annual legislative lobby day rally in Albany. The gathering of more than 300 mental health experts, advocates and family members, also included dozens of veterans from Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
A bill now before the State Legislature would remedy a disturbing legal shortcoming by making it a felony to improperly dispose of human remains.
The need for the legislation came to light after the death of Amanda Lynn Wienckowski. The 20-year-old Kenmore native’s body was found frozen inside a trash receptacle on the morning of Jan. 9, 2009, outside a church at Spring and Clinton streets in Buffalo. That’s how we learned that the disposal of a body without a burial or removal permit elicited not much more than a slap on the wrist. If that.
Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican conference today announced a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them. Among other things, the “Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.” would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.
"I applaud both houses for restoring $120 million in spending cuts to the OPWDD, restoring these cuts will bring significant care to some of the most needy and vulnerable individuals who reside in New York."
Previous press release and letter from Senator Grisanti can be found by clicking here:
Senator Grisanti-(R,I-60) is the co-sponsor of S.2755 which would allow professional Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) events to be held within New York State. On Wednesday, Senator Grisanti voted yes, and the bill passed the Senate by a margin of 47 to 15.
MMA is legal in 47 states and has a huge following based on attendance and pay per view sales alone.
The success of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the premier MMA League, has brought economic benefits to cities around the country and the globe.
An exhibition in Toronto last spring set a record of $11 million in ticket sales alone with over 50,000 tickets sold. The total impact from weigh-in on Friday until the end of events on Sunday was $35 million.