Press Releases

Giglio Urges Residents To Visit New Statewide Job Bank Website

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) is encouraging his constituents to visit the newly created New York State Job Bank website. Assembled by the New York State Department of Labor, the website serves as a resource for both job seekers and employers. “The...

Giglio: Special Session Is Exercise In Futility

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) has expressed his frustration with the state Legislature’s inability to take any meaningful action during this week’s special session. Between the drain of taxpayer dollars and complete lack of activity,...

Giglio: Same Broken Process Gives NY Record-Setting Budget

Legislative leaders put forward a one-house budget bill that taxes and spends in record-setting fashion. Although legislative leaders still cannot present a budget revenue plan, they went ahead and pushed through a budget that spends more money than the...

Giglio: State Budget Sinks Albany To New Low

Nearly three months after the budget deadline expired, legislative leaders are finally moving forward with the process. Legislative leaders in the Assembly and Senate are pushing their two-way budget agreement through their respective houses with nearly...

Giglio: Reform of State Government Can No Longer Wait

As a State Assemblyman, I have consistently advocated for rules reforms that would be the first step toward ending gridlock and dysfunction in Albany and would transform state government into a body that is accountable and responsive to the needs of taxpayers....

Giglio: Loss Of Empire Zones Another Blow To Western NY

With the passage of last week’s economic development budget bill, downstate legislative leaders from the same party and same city have once again unfairly slashed programs and services that are vital to our Western New York businesses and communities....

Giglio Joins Assembly Minority In Celebrating Dairy Day

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) recently joined his Assembly Minority Conference colleagues and New York’s dairy farmers at their annual Dairy Day celebration on Tuesday, June 8. Giglio noted that agriculture is not only a cornerstone of New...

Giglio: State Parks Bill Nothing More Than A Money Grab, Hurts Businesses

This bill that supposedly helps save state parks is nothing more than a money grab by legislative leaders. The state needs $11 million to reopen these parks and we have had the means to do it, yet legislative leaders continue to hold a gun to the heads...

Giglio: State Parks Could Be Open, If We Had A Budget

Since the Governor proposed the idea of closing down our parks, I have advocated against these closures. It was unwise to close the doors to begin with, and now the State must undergo costs that are greater than the savings it would receive for closing...

Giglio To Assembly Leadership: Pass A Budget, Don’t Debate Nonsensical Bills

Assembly leaders today brought to the floor two bills that would ultimately limit our 2nd Amendment Right and increase the financial burden on firearm manufacturers, businesses, licensed owners and local governments. Instead of passing a budget and delivering...

Giglio: FEMA To Award $18.5 Million To Tri-County Hospital For Flood Relocation Efforts

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award $18.5 million for the relocation and rebuilding of Tri-County Memorial Hospital. Giglio has worked with U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer...

Giglio Joins Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms. “As Mother’s...

Giglio: Taxpayers Cannot Afford Late Budget

The State budget is more than a week late with no clear indication from the Assembly and Senate Majorities of when there will be an agreement or a budget. Even when they have complete control of the legislative process, they still have failed to release...

Giglio: No Reason For A Late Budget

April 1st is the start of a new fiscal year in New York state and we knew this date was coming for a long time. The governor released his executive budget proposal on January 19, and the Assembly Minority Conference has been ready since then to convene...

Giglio and Colleagues Present Findings of Task Force on Workforce Issues in New York’s Correctional System

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua), his Assembly colleagues, and Chris Leo, Legislative Director of New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc....

Giglio: Beverage Tax an Unhealthy Approach to Curbing Deficit

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today reiterated his opposition to Governor Paterson’s proposed beverage tax on soft drinks, iced tea, juices, and sports drinks. This new tax proposal is part of a $1 billion tax-and-fee package being pushed...

Giglio Announces Deadline for Italian-American Scholarships

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that the application deadline for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarships is coming to a close on March 31. The Conference is awarding four $1,500 scholarships (two...

Giglio Opposes State Park Closures

In Governor Paterson’s state budget, he proposes to close down many of our state parks as a way to save the state from fiscal Armageddon. Closing down and limiting park access would be a vital mistake and would not put our state on the road to fiscal...

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 Co-Hosts First Annual “Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day”

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R, C, I – Gowanda) today co-hosted the first annual “Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day” with his fellow members of the Assembly Minority Conference. The event, which focused on protecting...