Constitutional reform measure to restore trust in Albany now heads to public vote in November
State Senator Joseph Griffo applauded the New York State Legislature today for passing an ethical reform for the second time that would strip pension benefits from any state public officials convicted of corruption.
NOTE: By approving this measure (S418) in […]
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A statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford):
“A couple of weeks ago I expressed my concern with some of the points in the governor’s budget proposal, specifically the freezing of savings for participants of the STAR Program, many of whom are seniors. Today, the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the State Department […]
The New York Votes Act Would Overhaul Reform The State’s Voting Systems And Procedures – Simplifying The Voting Process, Boosting Voter Registration, And Increasing Turnout
Provisions Of The Bill Include Early Voting, Automatic Voter Registration, “No-Excuse” Absentee Voting, Consolidated Election Days, And Improved Training For Poll Workers
Backed by the state’s leading good government groups […]
State Senator Joseph Griffo on Friday announced $50,000 in state funding he has secured to help the Town of Stockholm construct a new Town Hall in order to cut energy costs and save taxpayer dollars.
The current Town Hall is located in a corrugated steel World War II Quonset shelter on State Route NY-11C in […]
State Sen. Joseph Griffo is calling upon the State University of New York to begin using on all its campuses dining flatware products that are “Made in New York.”
With the Governor already proposing a “Buy New York” initiative for state entities to purchase products made in New York, Senator Griffo believes it would be […]
Assemblyman Bill Magee issued the following statement:
“Nobody works as hard as people do in my district. To see their hard-earned tax dollars being squandered by corrupt politicians is an insult to all New Yorkers. The pension forfeiture constitutional amendment ensures those convicted of crimes related to their elected office will no […]
Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he voted for ethics reforms to help keep elected officials accountable to the public. One piece of legislation strips corrupt politicians of their taxpayer-funded pensions (A.1749). The second, a joint resolution, was passed by both houses to require independent oversight for lawmakers earning outside income (R. […]
Statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford)
“Today, my colleagues in the Assembly and I voted to strip pensions from elected officials who are convicted of abusing the power of their elected office. Last year, we saw two high-ranking politicians, former Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, convicted on federal corruption […]
A.G.’s Complaint Follows His Investigation Into Brooklyn Voter Purge After the 2016 Presidential Primary, Showing Widespread Violations By NYCBOE
Schneiderman: The Right To Vote Is Sacred — Yet NYCBOE Knowingly Disenfranchised more than 200,000 New Yorkers, Violating Federal And State Laws
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office would seek to intervene […]
A statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford)
“There were encouraging parts of this year’s Executive Budget proposal including increased education funding, an additional $30 million to combat the heroin epidemic that plagues our communities, term limits for state legislators and investment in our state parks. However, I am concerned with the governor’s plan to […]
Gillibrand Urged the Federal Communications Commission To Approve New York State’s Request for up to $170 Million in Federal Funds for Broadband
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced up to $170 million in federal funding to expand broadband access in Upstate New York. The federal funding was allocated through the Federal Communications […]