Griffo applauds Legislature approval to strip pensions from corrupt officials

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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Miller issues statement on tax increase for STAR recipients

A statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford):

Brian Miller

“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 […]

Schneiderman introduces comprehensive bill to protect, expand state voter rights

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 […]

Griffo secures $50,000 in aid to help build new Stockholm Town Hall

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 […]

Griffo to SUNY Chancellor: All state college students should eat with flatware made in New York

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 […]

Magee: No more taxpayer-funded pensions for corrupt politicians

Bill Magee

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 […]

Stirpe votes to strip pensions from corrupt politicians

Al Stirpe

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. […]

Assembly passes legislation to strip corrupt officials of pensions

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 […]

Schneiderman moves to intervene in lawsuit against NYC Board of Elections

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 […]

Miller comments on governor’s executive budget proposal

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 announces up to $170 million in federal funding for rural broadband expansion

Kirsten Gillibrand

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 […]