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Giglio: DMV Fee Hikes Unnecessary Burden On New York Taxpayers

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today spoke out on DMV fee increases that were put in place Tuesday as a result of this year’s “failed budget.” Giglio voted against the governor’s budget, which was passed early this year, calling it “a product...

Giglio Announces Housing Grants For 149th Assembly District

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced a number of grants issued by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) that will benefit many communities in the 149th Assembly District. The DHCR is an agency that helps to fund and develop...

Giglio Supports DiNapoli In Divesting Sudan And Iran Interests

“There currently are no laws in place preventing state employees’ retirement funds from being invested in countries known for conducting genocide as well as supporting terrorism, such as Sudan and Iran. I have joined with my Assembly colleagues on three...

Giglio Discusses Successes And Failures Of 2009 Assembly Session

The 2009 Assembly session concluded Monday with much left to finish. While we passed a handful of excellent bills, some of the most important issues facing New Yorkers have yet to make it to the floor for a vote. Property taxes, government reform, spending...

Giglio Votes To Pass Sex Offender E-Mail Alert Law

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) voted for legislation Wednesday evening that will allow New Yorkers to sign-up to receive e-mail alerts when a Level 2 or 3 sex offender moves into their community. The alerts are free of charge to any resident...

Joint Statement from Assemblyman Joe Giglio and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin on the Investigation into the Lockport Avenue House

On Monday, June 15, we had the opportunity to meet with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to discuss the events surrounding the tragic murder of a staff member at the Avenue House in Lockport by two teenagers under their supervision. ...

With Talk of Reform Taking Center Stage in Albany, Western New York Minority Delegation Unveil Own Package of Initiatives

On Monday, June 8, a bipartisan coalition of state senators passed a comprehensive list of rules reforms that, if enacted, would help bring long overdue transparency and accountability to the legislative process. On the heels of that reform package,...

Giglio Announces Car Seat Safety Check And Child Fingerprinting

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) will host a car seat safety check on Saturday, June 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Great Valley Fire Company. The Assemblyman will be joined by the New York State Police and Cattaraugus County Sheriff Dennis...

Giglio Hosts Dairy Day 2009 With Minority Colleagues

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) helped host today’s Minority sponsored “Dairy Day” event that has become an annual favorite. Students and adults alike stopped by to support New York state’s 6,200 contributors that make up the state’s largest industry....

Giglio Votes “No” On Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today voted against the “Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act” because of the unnecessary financial burden it will place on New York state’s small farms by overhauling labor and compensation laws. “Agriculture...

Giglio Meets With Correction Officers To Discuss System Improvements

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda), Ranking Minority Member on the Assembly Committee on Correction, and other members of the Minority conference, today met with dedicated correctional facility professionals at the Assembly Minority Statewide Forums...

Giglio Encourages Small Businesses To Utilize New Loan Program

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) wants to ensure that small businesses are aware of a new interest-free loan program available to them. Beginning June 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer loans of up to $35,000 to eligible...

Giglio Announces Passed Legislation: CDL Exemption For Emergency Response Vehicle Operators

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced the passage of legislation that will exempt first responders from having to obtain a CDL license in their performance of official duties, or activities related to the execution of emergency governmental...

Governor's Order Is Positive First Step Toward Property Tax Relief

Giglio Calls State’s Late “Tax Freedom Day” Further Proof Of New York’s Overtaxation

In response to New York State’s “Tax Freedom Day,” Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today renewed his call for real tax relief for the already overburdened middle-class families and small businesses of New York. Tax Freedom Day refers to the...

Giglio Announces Four $1,500 Italian-American Scholarships

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that he is accepting applications in his Olean district office for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarships. The Conference will award four $1,500 scholarships (two...

Statement From Assemblyman Joseph Giglio On State Budget

For weeks, the state budget, hijacked by three New York City leaders – Smith, Silver and Paterson – was negotiated behind closed doors without any regard for the rank-and-file members who represent upstate voters. As we review the 2500-page budget, it...

Giglio, Food Bank of Western New York Host Puppet Show At Local Elementary School

In honor of NYS Hunger Awareness Day, Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) today hosted a puppet show at the Ellicottville Elementary School that seeks to educate school children on hunger and the importance of maintaining healthy eating habits. The...

Giglio Calls For Openness In The Budget Process

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today called for budget transparency in a joint press conference with the minority members of the Senate and Assembly. “In 2007, much-needed budget reforms were enacted that require the budget process to be both...