Joe Griffo

State Sen. Joseph Griffo Weekly Column: A Library Card Can Open Up the World...

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District  Local public libraries play a critically important role as centers of learning, culture and civic activity.   These institutions have continued to adapt and expand...
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Griffo: State Should Consider Providing Protection to Qualified Gubernatorial Candidates

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Following a recent attack on Congressman Lee Zeldin at a campaign event, New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, is urging the state to consider providing security to gubernatorial candidates of state-recognized political parties...

Sen. Joe Griffo Weekly Column: Before disposal, New York Must Consider all Options for...

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District  700,000 gallons.  That’s how much unused NYS Clean sanitizer is reportedly sitting on pallets at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany.  Just what...
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Sen Griffo Weekly Column: Charitable Groups will Finally have Additional Tool to Help them...

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District   The Charitable Gaming Act was signed into law on Dec. 18, 2017.   The legislation (S4329/A6095), which I cosponsored, allowed non-profit charitable groups to sell raffle tickets...

Griffo urges governor to sign ‘Pharmacy Rescue Package’ into law

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New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, released the following statement today regarding the “Pharmacy Rescue Package.” The legislation would address flaws in the state's prescription drug distribution system and regulate pharmacy benefit managers...

Stopping the Shoplifting Uptick 

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District  As shoplifting surges across the nation, I recently joined with Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-I-Marcy, and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. to convene meeting...

Griffo presents New York State Senate Commendation Awards 

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UTICA - At a special ceremony on November 12 at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, presented New York State Commendation Awards to several members of...

STATE SEN. JEREMY COONEY HOSTS UTICA ROUNDTABLE AS PART OF “REGENER8 CITIES” TOUR

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(UTICA, NY) - Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) continued his Regener8 Cities tour with roundtable discussion with local stakeholders in Utica. The panel included Senator Joseph Griffo - Ranking Member of the Cities II Committee,...

Griffo on COVID-19 deaths “Zucker must step down”

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New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, released the following statement today regarding the Hochul administration’s acknowledgement of approximately 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than was previously publicized: “I welcome the...