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Giglio, Palmesano And Finch Decry Violence Against Correction Officers

Assembly Minority members serving on the New York State Assembly Committee on Corrections are frustrated and angered by a continued spree of assaults on correction officers, including the recent brutal attack at Five Points Correctional Facility that...

Giglio Announces Italian-American Legislator’s Scholarship

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) announced today that his district office is now accepting applications from students applying for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators’ Academic and Athletic Scholarship program....

Giglio Votes Yes to Protect Homeowners

Following the New York State Assembly’s passage of bill A.5969 last week, Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) announced his satisfaction with pushing this legislation through to help property owners across New York. “We passed...

Repealing the SAFE Act: A Reasonable Approach

“Today, members of both houses of the legislature gathered together to announce Assembly Bill 6140, which would limit the SAFE Act across the state outside of the City of New York. “As a proud co-sponsor, I am very happy that our conference...

Giglio Stands With Minority Colleagues In Call For College Affordability

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) joined his Minority colleagues today in support of the Affordable College For All Initiative, which seeks to lessen the burden on New York’s students and to help out those already paying down their student...

Area Legislators Meet With Young Advocates for a Tobacco-Free New York

This week, Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Joe Errigo (R,C,I,Ref-Conesus) Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) and Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) met with local young people from the advocacy group Reality Check, an organization dedicated to promoting...

Giglio Applauds Funding For Treatment Facility

“I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s Office, through Capital Grant Funding administered by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, released over $8 million to provide more beds and better treatment for those...

Giglio Calls For ‘Legislative Intervention’ To Fight State Heroin Crisis

Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) joined his Assembly and Senate colleagues on Wednesday to call on the Assembly Majority to pass legislation combating New York’s growing heroin crisis before the end of the 2016 legislative session. “Our...

Giglio: Heroin Is Our Number One Health Concern

The Senate and governor held press conferences today, highlighting the need for state entities to do more to address the growing heroin epidemic in New York. As Chairman of the Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction & Community Response, Assemblyman...

Giglio: Addressing Heroin Cannot Wait Another Day

Following Assembly Health Committee Chairman Dick Gottfried’s comments on the heroin crisis in New York, Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) urged his colleagues to prioritize combating the heroin epidemic as they approach the end of session....

Giglio: Take Extra Care On Our Roads As Construction Season Begins

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) is reminding motorists to use extreme caution in work zones, to ensure not only their own safety, but the safety of construction workers as well. “As warmer weather approaches, construction season...

Giglio Reacts To Late Budget

“As the new fiscal year begins and the Legislature passes its first late budget in years, it is disheartening to see that our House seems to have learned nothing from the crimes of last year. In 2015 we saw both Houses’ legislative leaders convicted...

Giglio Keeps Focus On Education

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) met with education officials in Albany in the wake of the Board of Regents elections yesterday. The Legislature confirmed the approval of nominated Board of Regents members for the first and fifth district,...

Giglio: Our Local Roads Matter

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) today stood with a bipartisan group of legislators and county and town highway superintendents to call on the governor and legislative leaders to increase CHIPs (consolidated highway improvement program) aid...

Giglio, Assembly Minority, Release Heroin Epidemic Report

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda), Chairman of the Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction & Community Response, today joined Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) to announce the release of “The Heroin Epidemic: A Report on Heroin Use,...

Giglio Reacts To State Of The State Address

“Today’s State of the State Address included a variety of topics on policy and budget affairs. As always, I am hopeful that after careful review of the governor’s proposals, we can work together to bring the people of New York the representation...

Giglio Urges Assembly To Pass Ethics Reform

Editor’s note: Watch Assemblyman Giglio speak following today’s press conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfyHvyugkUQ& Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua)...

Giglio Announces Grants for Local Libraries

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) today announced that three local libraries in the 148th Assembly District have been awarded construction grants totaling about $142,000. The three libraries that will be receiving these grants are the Belfast...

Giglio: Much-Needed Help Coming To NYS Prisons

“Correction officers statewide put their lives on the line every single day to ensure New York State prisons are safely run and monitored. In recent years, there has been a huge spike in inmate assaults on correction officers and on other inmates....