Press Releases

Findings of Cuomo Investigation Underscore Need for Transparency

“The actions and decisions detailed in this report are reprehensible and prove that our former governor prioritized his personal well-being over that of this state’s residents,” said Giglio. “The findings of this report should...

Assemblyman Giglio: Closing Prisons Is No Plan for a Safe Future for New Yorkers

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda), Assembly Minority Ranking Member on the Corrections Committee, called the plans by Gov. Kathy Hochul to close six facilities in the New York state prison system in March 2022 “a disastrous leap forward...

Assemblyman Joseph Giglio Reacts to Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

“This governor had no choice than to be held accountable for his actions and resignation was his only real way out, barring impeachment. Andrew Cuomo is a disgrace to the office of governor of the state of New York.“While Mr. Cuomo has resigned...

Giglio Renews Call for Cuomo Resignation; Impeachment

“The results of Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation confirm that Governor Cuomo is guilty of sexual harassment, and what occurred in his office is worse than we initially thought. The environment has been extremely toxic. I called...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices

Elmira, N.Y. —State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C-Olean), and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today sent...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices - Letter

Area State Legislators Renew Call to Reopen Schools

Elmira, N.Y —State lawmakers from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions today renewed their call for Governor Andrew Cuomo to give the go-ahead to allow all schools to return to full-time, in-person classroom instruction.The move has...

Assemblyman Giglio, Members of Committee on Correction Call on Gov. to Reverse Prison Closure Plan

Assembly Minority Conference members on the Committee on Correction penned an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Anthony J. Annuci, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, outlining the myriad detrimental...

Assemblyman Giglio Joins Lawmakers and Families in Rally for Those Lost to Covid-19 in Nursing Homes

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) joined other lawmakers and families on Thursday morning at a rally in Albany to honor those who were lost due to COVID-19 in nursing homes during the pandemic. The rally took place a year from the day that...

Assemblyman Giglio Frustrated with Vaccine Distribution Inequity

“The continued mistreatment of rural communities in Western New York during the COVID-19 pandemic is unconscionable.“Our region has been subjected to the same standards as Buffalo and more densely populated areas in the early stages of the...

Giglio Calls for Removal of Governor’s Executive Powers and Formal Investigation into Nursing Home Deaths

“This breach of trust is unconscionable. Gov. Cuomo and his administration have repeatedly and intentionally misled families and the public regarding nursing home deaths in New York State. The time for real action is upon us, and the governor and...

Assemblyman Giglio Tests Positive for Covid-19

“As a precautionary measure, I took a COVID-19 test today because I was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. Regrettably, I learned that I tested positive for the virus, as did my wife, Ann.I have been working remotely for the past several weeks...

Assemblyman Giglio Reacts to Cuts at Siemens in Olean

“The loss of hundreds of jobs for skilled workers in Olean is devastating to the entire community. This is the outcome we can anticipate when companies with long histories in our region, like this one started in the early 20th century, are purchased...

Assemblyman Giglio on Prison Closures

“This is the latest of the governor’s attempts to systematically dismantle the corrections system in New York state, which he has done since day one. The employees who work in corrections will be in greater danger from assault as inmates are...

A Message of Resolve and Community

“Much has been reported, broadcast and written about the coronavirus pandemic. It is very difficult to process all the information available about staying at home, social distancing, masks, testing, and ventilators, as well as what the CDC, the...

Assembly Minority Conference Calls For Criminal Justice ‘Reforms’ To Be Immediately Addressed

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference called for an immediate repeal of recently-enacted criminal justice reform that put New Yorkers at risk.
At a press conference held today in Buffalo, lawmakers were joined by families directly impacted by the new bail reform laws and law enforcement professionals who expressed serious concerns with the new requirements. The members also discussed their recently...

Area Legislators, Local Law Enforcement Hold ‘Repeal Bail Reform’ Rally at the State Capitol

Assemblyman Giglio, Assemblyman Palmesano, Steuben County DA Baker, Senator O’Mara, Hornell Mayor Buckley, Assemblyman Friend, Assemblywoman Byrnes, Steuben County Undersheriff McNelis, Bath Police Chief Mullen, Steuben County Sheriff Allard joined l
Albany, N.Y., February 4—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big...

Giglio Participates In Press Conference to Repeal Bail Reform

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) participated in a press conference this morning with Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and the Assembly Minority Conference to call for the full repeal of the bail reform measures from...

Giglio Votes Against Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

“Today’s passage of the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act in the New York State Assembly is an assault on our way of life in rural western and upstate New York. This legislation will have disastrous effects on the farming industry throughout...

Giglio Votes against ‘Green Light’ Bill

“I am deeply concerned with the negative impact that this legislation has for our county clerks. Their oaths of office are taken very seriously and this bill would create conflict in their efforts to support the United States and New York State constitutions...