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...

MAYOR PALMIERI APPOINTS VENICE ERVIN TO SERVE ON UTICA COMMON COUNCIL

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Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced his appointment of Venice Ervin to fill the vacancy of the 5th Ward Common Council seat. The seat was vacant due to the recent resignation of former Councilman Delvin Moody....

Schumer Brings Top Brass for Roundtable CNY and MoVa for Tech Leadership and Semiconductor...

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 Last Month, Following A Personal Call, Letter, & Advocacy To Secretary Raimondo, Schumer Secured CNY & Mohawk Valley’s Spot On The Shortlist To Compete For Up To $100M Through The BBB Regional Challenge Competition;...

Bosnian Americans Fear Return of Violence in the Balkans

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As much as people want historical conflicts to simply die off in the past and no longer trouble them, the conflicts find a way of lingering on. The motives, biases, and hatreds that spawned...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon reacts to Gov. Hochul’s first State of the State Address

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           Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) attended the opening of the 2022 legislative session that was followed by Governor Kathy Hochul’s first State of the State address today.             “The start...

Rally for Voting Rights on January 6, 2022: Don’t Get Cold Feet, Democrats!

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Pro-Democracy Rally at the corner of Champlin Ave and Burrstone Road  Among More than 175 Events Across the Country    WHAT: On January 6, 2022, Indivisible Mohawk Valley will rally and call attention for our elected leaders...

GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS LEGISLATION TO EXPAND PUBLIC INPUT IN THE RULES-MAKING PROCESS 

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    Legislation (S.0155/A.6267) Permits Agencies to Use Innovative Techniques in Organizing Public Hearings on Proposed Rules to Solicit Public Participation          Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.0155/A.6267) further enhancing the ability of the public to participate in the rulemaking...

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...