Cutting down on pork & perks in Albany is essential in these difficult economic times. One area this is especially prevalent in is with political mailings and per Diem’s. According to WGRZ Channel 2 news, from 2007 to 2009 state lawmakers from Western New York alone spent nearly $2 million of your money on campaign mailers. Some lawmakers used these to tell their constituents about new legislation. Others sent them as invitations to their free cook-outs, or to offer Halloween safety tips. But most were …Read More »
As a member of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committees, one of Senator Grisanti’s top priorities in Albany is to make sure those who have served our country are given the respect they deserve. Whether it’s helping disabled veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to, offering tax incentives to businesses that hire those who have served, or working to prohibit protesting military funerals, Senator Grisanti is dedicated to helping those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country and New York State.Read More »
Bringing fiscal responsibility back to our state government is crucial. The Economic problems that we are experiencing here in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls region are second to none in the state. With an all time low in the economy, and with an all time high in state spending in Albany, the 60th District seems to have been no less than financially abandoned. With a few changes we can reverse this gross overspending, and bring money back to our area once again. Concentrate more on our local …Read More »
Senator Grisanti is a proponent of stricter punishments for Pet Abuse. He has urged his colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly to quickly pass legislation introduced in the spring that would create a State registry of criminals convicted of abusing animals and prevent them from owning another animal again. Sen. Grisanti’s bill (S-6875A) creates an easily accessible statewide data base of anyone who has been found guilty of abusing an animal and makes ownership of another animal impossible as all pet shops or outlets would …Read More »
Sen. Grisanti is a proponent of Charter Schools. Charter schools encourage competition within the educational system and as such, have notably higher graduation rates. Sen. Grisanti believes that each child and parent should have a choice, and the opportunity to direct their own future. We need to give a choice back to children and their families.
Support UB 2020 program, a plan and a bill in the New York State Senate that has aimed to modernize and expand the University at Buffalo. While it will create …Read More »
Support legislation on comprehensive energy program, and pool the power to give an economic boost to businesses, as well as investing in solar/wind power and home retrofitting. Invest in Information Technology. Create jobs and tourism by developing a year-round theme park on the waterfront.Read More »
Reducing the burden of taxes by cutting the obscene spending in Albany, and by changing wasteful state Medicaid practices taking back our district, our state at the forefront of my tax decreasing plan, I hope to introduce legislation on cutting down the fraud and abuse, at a potential savings of $1.5 to $2 billion dollars.Read More »