Press Releases

Giglio Pleased With ED, Local Aid

I’m pleased to have voted this afternoon on state budget legislation, making this the second consecutive year in many years that an on-time budget has been adopted. The budget contains many positive provisions for taxpayers, school districts and...

Giglio: CoBIS, Similar To Micro-stamping, Repealed In Budget

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced the repeal of CoBIS, the Combined Ballistic Identification System, in one of this year’s state budget bills. According to the law, gun sellers were required to send firearms to a CoBIS...

Giglio: Constitutional Amendment for Casino Gambling Would Hurt Western New Yorkers

The casino gaming constitutional amendment legislation that was passed tonight by the Legislature is a dangerous bill that may have damaging effects not just for Western New Yorkers but for all citizens of this state. The legislation offers few specifics...

Giglio Responds To State of the State Address

After listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address today, I remain optimistic for the success we can bring to the state and taxpayers this year. Given our economic situation, and the distance we still need to travel for economic...

Assembly Minority Helps Promote Western New York’s Regional Economic Development Plan

Members of the Assembly Minority’s Western New York delegation today sent a letter to Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of Empire State Development, and members of the state’s Strategic Plan Review Committee...

Giglio To Host 7th Annual Holiday Open House And Toys For Tots Drive

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) will host his 7th 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....

Giglio Objects to Elimination of Vision Test

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) announced today that he has sent a letter to both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Barbara Fiala objecting to the recent decision to eliminate the requirement that licensees...

Giglio Says Corrections Bill May Allow Revenue For Counties

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation which I co-sponsored with Assemblyman Jeff Aubry, the Chair of the Assembly Corrections Committee, authorizing local county correctional facilities to house out-of-state inmates. The legislation, Assembly...

Giglio Comments On 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Today, we remember those who lost their lives in the unprecedented tragedy which befell our Nation exactly 10 years ago. We remember the sacrifices of the emergency first responders, military personnel, fellow citizens and their families. The United States...

Giglio Welcomes Ethics Deal

I welcome this opportunity to finally clean up Albany and state government. While details of the agreement remain to be seen, it is certainly a good step in the right direction to bring accountability, transparency and a level of trust back to state government. At...

Giglio Announces Italian-American Scholarships

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) recently announced that his district office is now accepting applications for students wishing to apply for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators’ scholarship program. The Conference...

Giglio: Budget Agreement Is a Start, But Much Still to Be Done

We are facing a crisis that requires hard and responsible decisions to be made. While I am disappointed by the outcome of this budget, we still have an opportunity to enact important measures that remain unfinished despite the demand of New York residents....

Upstate Schools Educate More, Yet Receive Less: Addressing The Upstate Versus Downstate School Aid Inequities

New York State is broke. If you couple the current sluggish economy with decades of reckless spending to finance political and social experimentation fueled by unsustainable taxes in an environment totally lacking in accountability and oversight, you...

Giglio on Assembly Majority’s Budget Resolution: They Still Don’t Get It

During this difficult economy budgets are strained at all levels – the state faces a $10 billion deficit and this proposal does nothing to help our current situation. Because many things are absent from this proposal, taxpayers will not get the property...

Giglio: Bicycle Registration Proposal Absurd

Two pieces of legislation were recently introduced in the New York State Assembly that would require the annual registration of personal and commercial bicycles and also would require that all bicycles be issued a license plate. I have heard from many...

Giglio: State Will Keep Rt. 219 Bridge Over Cattaraugus Creek

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C – Gowanda) announced today that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will continue ownership and maintenance responsibilities of the Route 219 bridge over Cattaraugus Creek straddling the Cattaraugus...

Giglio Weighs in on Gov’s Budget Proposal

The Governor’s 2011-12 State Budget address this afternoon was another stark message of the reality that all New Yorkers must face. The State of New York spends too much, regulates too much and taxes too much. The news was not good, but the proposals...

Giglio Named To Medicaid Redesign Team

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that he has recently been named to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team. The team is charged with finding ways to save money within the Medicaid program in the upcoming state...

Giglio: The Time To Act And Change New York Is Now

After listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s first State of the State address today, I walked away optimistic and hopeful. When many New Yorkers lack trust in state government and do not believe that it can deliver on what it promises, the time to...

Giglio Blasts DEC Regulations On Outdoor Wood Boilers

Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) has written a letter to Acting Commissioner Peter Iwanowicz of the Department of Environmental Conservation expressing his opposition to the pending approval of additional, more restrictive regulations on outdoor...