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The History and Plight of the Rohingyas: Burma

The History and Plight of the Rohingyas: Burma

History of the Rohingyas from Restless Beings.Org

The Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted communities in the world. Although, they have been living in the state of Arakan since the 8th century (which is now part of Burma), the Rohingyas have been under extreme scrutiny by the Burmese government. They haven't been recognised as citizens of The Union of Burma since Burmese independence in 1948, instead they are known as 'non citizens'.

The Burmese Junta have discriminated the Rohingya because:

  • They are not similar in looks
  • Speak a different language 
  • Have a different religion. 

As a means of clamping down on the Rohingya, the Junta have restricted even the most basic of rights such as education, marriage and citizenship.

New Yorkers Deserve Good Insurance Options

New Yorkers Deserve Good Insurance Options

Three years ago, a New York public school custodian, returning from his coffee break, was hit by an underinsured driver while crossing the street and left permanently disabled. He was in a training program and on his way to becoming a chief custodian but instead was left disabled, requiring significant physical therapy to even walk again.  While he thought the insurance he purchased would provide some financial relief for the fact he could no longer perform his job, he was left high and dry.

Grisanti Sponsored “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” Signed By Governor

Grisanti Sponsored “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” Signed By Governor

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” which passed the Senate in June.  This Bill which Grisanti introduced amends the environmental conservation law to establish a procedure for the operator of any sewage treatment plant to notify the public of all raw sewage overflows within 24 hours. The bill spells out all the information that must be reported to the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation including when, where and how much has been spilled.   The purpose of this legislation is to provide valuable information to the public about spills in a timely manner and in an effective way.

Grisanti Announces Crime Fighting Grants Awarded to Buffalo And Niagara Falls Police Departments

Grisanti Announces Crime Fighting Grants Awarded to Buffalo And Niagara Falls Police Departments

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that the state Division of Criminal Justice Services  (DCJS)  has selected the City of Buffalo and the City of Niagara Falls police departments to each receive funding as a part of Operation IMPACT to target violent and gun crime and domestic violence.   Operation IMPACT awarded $13 million to 17 counties with priority given to those jurisdictions with the highest volume of crime.   

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed a package of laws to support the craft beer industry.  This legislation will help increase demand for locally grown farmer products, support local breweries and wineries and expand industry related economic development and tourism    The laws keeps intact a tax benefit for small beer breweries, exempts those that produce small batches of beer from paying an annual State Liquor Authority fee, and creates a “Farm Brewery License” so craft breweries can expand their operations through opening restaurants or selling beer related products.  Grisanti sponsored the original Bill S. 5829 that sought to help small craft breweries expand their operations to include shops or restaurants.

Grisanti Kicks Off Great Race Events: Antique Race Cars Stop In Buffalo Thursday

Grisanti Kicks Off Great Race Events: Antique Race Cars Stop In Buffalo Thursday

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60)  will kick off the festivities as the first of 92 vintage race cars start to arrive at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum.  Over an hour and a half period, one car will arrive every minute.  The race cars left Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday June 16 and will end on July 1st in Dearborn, Michigan.  The Buffalo overnight stop will celebrate the city’s rich automotive history.

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Senate Passes Grisanti Bill That Requires Certification and Education For Central Service Technician

Senate Passes Grisanti Bill That Requires Certification and Education For Central Service Technician

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass Bill S.5155D that will improve the quality control procedures in hospitals throughout the State of New York.  This bill will require individuals who work in the supply of central services to hospitals to be certified and undergo continuing education.