Press Releases

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

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

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...

Giglio Joins Call For Bail Reform Amendments

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference today to urge the Legislature to pass real, common-sense amendments to the bail reforms enacted in this year’s state budget....

Gigilio Introduces ‘Ramona’s Law’

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda), Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and several of their peers held a press conference today to introduce legislation extending the period between parole hearings from two to five years....

Assembly ‘Gold Star’ Proposal Immediately Ordered By Cuomo

“Seeing such an immediate response from the governor for our call to enact this proposal is a breath of fresh air. I thank everyone who joined their voices with mine, from my peers in the Legislature all the way up to President Trump. I am proud...

Giglio Announces ‘Gold Star Families’ Petition

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) has launched a petition in support of a bill he sponsors in the Assembly that would provide tuition assistance for SUNY or CUNY students who are family members of a deceased service man or woman who died in...

Giglio’s Budget Priority: Protect Our Prisons and Correction Officers

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) spoke at the Assembly Minority Conference press conference this morning outlining his plan for the 2019-20 budget. The plan, ‘Budget Blueprint for a Better NY,’ calls on the governor and legislative...

Reforming Ethics in Albany

“Time and time again our taxpayers are footing the bill for disastrous projects that yield no results,” Giglio said. “I’m proud to stand with my peers in the Assembly Minority to call for real ethics reform and transparency in our economic development...

Assembly Minority Task Force On Preventing Domestic Violence Announces Report & Legislative Recommendations

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda), Chairman of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Preventing Domestic Violence, and members of the Assembly Minority Conference will hold a press conference Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mahoney...

Giglio Releases Domestic Violence Task Force Solutions

Editor’s Note: Video of Giglio speaking at the press conference can be found here. Report can be found here Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda), the chair of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Preventing Domestic Violence, held a press...

Giglio to Host 12th Annual Holiday Open House and Toys for Tots Drive

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) is hosting the 12th Annual Holiday Open House at his Olean district office for residents of the Southern Tier. Giglio will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program....

A Statement by Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda)

"It is my understanding that a meeting between Governor Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Gates was canceled last week. I hope that this important meeting is rescheduled quickly because resolution of the issues concerning the interpretation of the casino...

Giglio: The System Is Broken

With the recent federal appeals court decision to overturn former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, I would like to address the tragedy of the system of New York State government that fails to work. The crisis facing our state isn’t...

Extraordinary Session Brings Relief To Flood Victims

Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo issued a proclamation to call an extraordinary session in Albany to pass all 53 local tax extenders in order to protect county budgets and an agreement to increase State and Municipal Facilities Funding (SAM) by $13.5 million. The...

Legislature Passes Bill To Expand Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Coverage

This week lawmakers passed A.711-B, providing enhanced disability benefits for volunteer firefighters who develop certain forms of cancer. Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) is a sponsor of A.711-B. “Our volunteer firefighters spend countless...

Letter to Editor