Press Releases

Assemblyman Giglio Speaks On Attacks Against Rochester Police Officers, Lee Zeldin

“The increased violence in Rochester this year, which has escalated over the past 24 hours, is a prime example of how drastically respect for life has continually eroded in New York State. “The ambush-style shooting of two police officers, along...

Giglio Speaks Following The Conclusion Of The 2022 Legislative Session

“In times of hardship, people look to their leaders to help them reduce their burdens, which is why I am so disappointed by how little was done during this legislative session to meaningfully address the increasing cost of living and rising crime that...

Assemblyman Giglio Pushes for Passage of Bill Before End of Session Discounting State Park Admission for the Summer of 2022

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I – Gowanda) is urging the passage of a bill before the end of this year’s legislative session that he co-sponsored (A.1003) which would offer a 50% discount on admission into state parks, recreational facilities...

Giglio Presents Cutco Corporation with NYS Historic Business Designation Certificate

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) presented a Certificate of Designation as a Historic Business to Cutco Corporation President & CEO James Stitt today. Jay Bailey, Regional Director for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation...

Giglio Speaks Following the Arrest of Lt. Gov Brian Benjamin

“The arrest of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin today based on allegations of his involvement in a campaign finance fraud scheme is extremely disturbing. “Corruption at the highest level of government in New York state is a pattern that needs to stop. Instead...

Giglio Speaks On The 2022-23 State Budget

“We entered the 2022-23 state budget negotiations with high hopes for a fair and transparent budget process with a real opportunity to restore law and order and the faith people have in our government. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and New Yorkers...

Giglio Calls For The Passage Of A Budget Free Of Policy Items

“My colleagues in the New York State Assembly have made it clear that the state budget should return to its function as a strictly fiscal document. Gov. Hochul’s budget proposal included a number of policy items, which were removed in the Assembly...

Giglio Joins Assembly Minority, Farmers, and AG Advocates in Calling on Labor Commissioner Reardon and Gov. Hochul to Not Lower the Farm Labor Overtime Threshold

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) joined Assembly Minority colleges at a press conference today with farmers and agricultural advocates calling for Gov. Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon to reject a reduction in the farm laborer...

Giglio Looks Forward To Fresh Start With Seneca Nation

“The announcement by President Matthew Pagels that the Seneca Nation of Indians has signed an agreement to discontinue litigation with New York state over the gaming compact is welcome news. I am glad that the issues have been resolved and work can...

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 drive us all to...

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 down...

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 for the...

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 a letter...

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 also...

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 pandemic,...

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 his...