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Giglio Statement on The Adoption of The 2008-2009 State Budget

Following the adoption of this year’s budget, it is clear that despite substantial reforms, we still have a deeply flawed process. Once again, the budget was negotiated behind closed doors, far from the public eye, and without the legislative input...

Giglio Statement on Budget Negotiations

The ability to pass an on-time budget hit a considerable roadblock with the transition to a new governor. However, it is important that we remain committed to passing a budget that meets the needs of middle-class families and small businesses throughout...

Giglio: On-Time Budget Remains Goal Despite Governor’s Resignation

“In light of Governor Spitzer’s resignation, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the governor’s family and friends. However, now is not the time for partisan squabbling to prevent us from passing an on-time state budget. ...

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...

Giglio to Nominate Scholarship Recipient to SUNY Maritime

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced he will nominate one qualified high school student from the 149th Assembly District to receive a four-year tuition scholarship to attend SUNY Maritime College. Nomination applications are due April...

Giglio Announces Funding for Local Libraries

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that four local libraries are beneficiaries of $14 million in funding included in the 2007-2008 State Budget. The Andover Free, David A. Howe, and Friendship Free libraries in Allegany County and...

Giglio: Extend Tax Exemption to Include Property Tax Rebate Checks

In light of the governor’s announcement that the state would not tax upcoming federal rebate payments, Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) called on the governor to extend the exemptions to include property tax rebate checks. ...

Giglio: Consensus Reached On Plan to Reopen Center Street Bridge

“Today’s meeting of representatives of the Seneca Nation of Indians with federal, state, and local officials to devise a plan to reopen the Center Street Bridge in a safe and timely manner was highly successful. The closing of the Rte. 353/Center...

Giglio: Governor Increases County Tax Burden

Giglio: Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings Available

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) is encouraging residents of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties to submit order forms for their County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program sale. Orders are...

Assemblyman Giglio Reacts to Spitzer Budget Address

“This budget brings about more of the same in terms of continued outlandish spending and no measures in place to reduce state debt. We must look for ways to reduce the spending that is causing a rise in taxes and fees throughout this state, something...

State to Close Great Valley Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announced last week it will close the Great Valley Residential Center in Cattaraugus County in what the agency is calling “an ongoing restructuring to significantly improve services...

Giglio Collecting for Toys for Tots Through December 10

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced his district office will continue to serve as a collection center for the Toys for Tots campaign through Monday, December 10. Giglio recently hosted a Holiday Open House where constituents brought...

State Trooper Exam Deadline Approaching

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) is reminding interested constituents that the filing deadline for the 2008 New York State Trooper exam is December 1, 2007. Through the Uniformed Force and Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Division...

Assembly Minority To File Suit Against Governor

In anticipation of Governor Eliot Spitzer not rescinding his plan to give illegal aliens driver’s licenses, Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today said he has joined members of his Assembly Minority Conference to file a lawsuit to stop the...

Assembly Minority Conference Introduces “County Clerk Protection Act”

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today called for immediate passage of a bill to protect county clerks who refuse to implement Governor Eliot Spitzer’s policy to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. The Assembly Minority measure,...

Giglio Calls For Special Session From Albany

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today called on Assembly leadership to reconvene for a special session to deal with unfinished business from the 2007 Legislative Session which ended in June. Giglio and his Assembly Minority colleagues traveled...

Giglio Announces Grants For Local Govs

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced a series of grants for local governments and school districts throughout Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties that are being distributed by the New York State Archives (NYSA). The grants,...

Giglio: Bill Will Strengthen D.W.I. Penalties

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today said motorists convicted of driving while intoxicated can expect stiffer punishment after Thursday’s passage of an Assembly bill to toughen penalties when a victim of drunk driving is injured or killed...

Giglio Calls On Assembly Leaders To Shift Focus On Key Issues

With less than two days remaining in this year’s legislative session, Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) is calling on Assembly leadership to change its focus to issues that he says impact millions of New Yorkers such as property taxes, job creation,...