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After Thirteen Years, Still No Civil Confinement Law

One of my first priorities for the 2007 legislative session is to get strict, meaningful civil confinement legislation passed and signed into law by the governor. As of today, it has been 5,074 days since the Assembly minority first proposed the idea....

STAR Rebate Deadline Extended

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) is reminding citizens to file a STAR Local Property Tax Rebate application with the State Department of Taxation and Finance if they believe they are eligible for the rebate but have not yet received a check. The...

Giglio Reacts to State of the State Address

Governor Eliot Spitzer today delivered his first State of the State address focusing on government reform and a revitalization of the upstate economy. Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) said he felt optimistic about the governor’s platform and...

Giglio Angered by No Assembly Action on Sex Offender Law

In the wake of a special legislative session held yesterday, Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today expressed “disappointment” with Assembly leadership for failing to bring civil confinement legislation, which passed the Senate unanimously,...

Giglio Calls for Passage of Civil Confinement Law

A November ruling by the state’s highest court, which unanimously found that the state was wrong to keep sexual predators behind bars without prior court hearings, has prompted Governor George E. Pataki to call a special legislative session to address...

Community Reminder: Give Blood Thursday, August 10

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) announced he will team up with the American Red Cross to sponsor a community blood drive in Wellsville to bolster a depleted summer blood supply. The blood drive will be held Thursday, August 10th at the American...

Correction Officer Exam Deadline Approaching

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) is reminding interested constituents that the filing deadline for the New York State Department of Civil Service Correction Officer exam is August 7, 2006. The test will be administered on September 9th. Correction...

Giglio Announces Grants For Local Govs

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

Medicaid Inspector To Combat Fraud

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) today expressed passionate support for an agreement that was reached between the state Senate and Assembly to create the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General to be appointed by the governor. Giglio believes New...

June Is Dairy Month

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) today called on the people of the Southern Tier to join him in celebrating Dairy Month in New York state. Dairy Month is an annual celebration honoring America’s dairy farmers and the safe, wholesome products they...

Giglio Announces Child Care Grant Opportunities

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) today called upon child care facilities to apply for state grants to assist with expanding the quality of care in the Southern Tier. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) annually distributes...

Giglio Calls For Disaster Area Designation

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) has called on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Mike Johanns to designate parts of the Southern Tier as federal agricultural disaster areas in the wake of a severe frost that has crippled grape...

Easing Pain at the Pump for the Southern Tier

For weeks now, my Assembly minority colleagues and I have been fighting to lower the price of gasoline in New York state by placing a cap on the state gasoline sales tax. Today, the New York State Assembly overwhelming passed a bill to do exactly that....

Giglio Announces Gas Tax Cap Agreement

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R-Gowanda) announced today that the New York State Legislature has reached a bi-partisan agreement to cap the state tax on gasoline, saving motorists four cents per gallon. The agreement awaits the governor’s approval, who...

Assembly Minority Offers Bill to Cap Gas Tax on Any Amount Above $2

Today, the assembly minority offered an amendment to provide a sales tax exemption on motor and diesel fuel costing over $2.00 per gallon. The amendment failed 77-63 with 77 majority members voting to retain the tax. The cap would have saved motorists...

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Scholarship Receives Increased Funding

The 2006-07 state budget passed last week by the legislature will provide $3.8 million for the Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship and Forgiveness Program. This is a $1.8 million increase to the executive budget proposal. The program...

Giglio Disappointed with Fee Repealer

The legislature today agreed to repeal the $15 increase in the ATV registration fee. Any person who paid the additional fee will be entitled to an extension of their registration for one year. The increased fee was supposed to fund publicly operated...

Giglio, Minority Work To Boost Small Business In New York

ALBANY – Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I – Gowanda) and his colleagues from The Assembly Minority Task Force on Small Business in New York State today met with local industry leaders and experts to discuss how to ease the hefty tax burden on...

Giglio Pushes Death Penalty For Cop Killers

The budget agreement reached by lawmakers in Albany late Tuesday contains $1.7 million for a capital defenders office; a state agency dedicated to defending inmates on death row, even though the state no longer has a capital punishment law. Assemblyman...

Giglio, The Minority Works To Boost Small Business In New York

ALBANY – Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I – Gowanda) and his colleagues from The Assembly Minority Task Force on Small Business in New York State today met with local industry leaders and experts to discuss how to ease the hefty tax burden on...