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Roger Woodworth Nominated by Senator Grisanti for Veterans Hall of Fame in New York State Senate

Roger Woodworth Nominated by Senator Grisanti for Veterans Hall of Fame in New York State Senate

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently announced he nominated United States Army Captain Roger L. Woodworth as his nominee for the New York State Senate’s 2013 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree Celebration.

CPT Woodworth was recently recognized at a ceremony and luncheon in Albany for his efforts in the military as well as his work as a veteran in Western New York.

“I am proud to nominate Roger for this honor because of the many contributions he has made and continues to make in our community,” said Senator Grisanti. “His efforts at the Veteran One-Stop Center and the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition as well as his various interests outside of that work are to be commended, which is why I am glad to acknowledge the work of him and all veterans as part of our celebration of veterans.”

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week

We are currently celebrating National Women’s Health Week.

With this in mind, I’m pleased to report that I’ve just voted to approve two critically important bills that are designed to improve women’s health care throughout our state. These measures include the following:

Breast Cancer Mapping — Few New York families haven’t been touched in some way by the great pain, suffering and loss that can be caused by breast cancer. Fortunately, both the Senate and Assembly have now taken action on legislation allowing funds from the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund to be used for breast cancer mapping initiatives, and to generate innovative proposals that can help identify why some areas are more prone to breast cancer than others. We’ve made great strides in identifying the incidences of breast cancer statewide, but more can and should be done to isolate clusters and areas of the state where this insidious disease is more common than others.

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 16.8% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY-Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced his office will soon distribute to local governments throughout the County their share of the Erie County Mortgage Tax collections based off of real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office.  The total to be distributed on May 15th is $7,896,969.86 and covers the six month period October 1, 2012-March 31, 2013.  This amount is 16.8% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates have fueled both refinancing and home purchases throughout Western New York.  This is a positive development for Erie County’s municipal governments since mortgage tax distributions are a major source of revenue for many of the County’s cities, towns and villages,” stated County Clerk Jacobs.

Senator Grisanti to Receive Humane Leadership From ASPCA at May 6th "Voices For Animals Day" in Alba

Senator Grisanti to Receive Humane Leadership From ASPCA at May 6th "Voices For Animals Day" in Alba

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti has been selected by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to receive the organization's coveted Humane Leadership Award at its annual "Voices For Animals" Day. For more information, please visit www.senatormarkgrisanti.com/?p=6332

Jacobs’ Office Responsible for 50% of County Surplus

Jacobs’ Office Responsible for 50% of County Surplus

       Says proud of role Clerk’s office plays to support critical services while keeping down taxes

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reported today that his office accounted for 50% of the overall county surplus.  Jacobs’ is referring to the County Comptroller’s report released yesterday which shows an overall budget surplus of $4.27 Million, and  “roughly 50% of the county’s entire operating surplus,” came from the County Clerk  said the Erie County Comptroller in his budget close-out report.

“We were proud to report our over $2 million dollar surplus several months ago but the fact that we contributed such a large percentage to the County’s overall surplus is quite significant,” said Jacobs. The Clerk’s Office represents only 4% of the County’s work force but is responsible for one-half of the 2012 County’s surplus.

Senator Grisanti Receives 2013 Liberty Bell Award From Erie County Bar Association

Senator Grisanti Receives 2013 Liberty Bell Award From Erie County Bar Association

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) recently received the prestigious 2013 Liberty Bell Award, the highest award that is bestowed at the Annual Law Day Luncheon of the Bar Association of Erie County.


The award, established in 1964, recognizes community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under the law and acknowledges outstanding contributions to the effective functioning of our institutions of government.

The award was presented to Senator Grisanti at a luncheon held at Statler Towers in the City of Buffalo. Receiving the award in his absence (Session Day in Albany) was his father, Richard Grisanti, who has been practicing law for over 50 years.

Senator Grisanti Appoints Hamburg Firefighter As Fire/EMS Liaison

Senator Grisanti Appoints Hamburg Firefighter As Fire/EMS Liaison

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) recently announced the appointment of Ric Dimpfl as his fire, EMS and emergency services liaison for the Southtowns portion of the 60th New York State Senate District.

A Village of Hamburg resident, Dimpfl served in a similar capacity in the past for two former New York State assemblymen who also represented the Southtowns region of Western New York.
"Ric is the ideal person to fill this volunteer role for me by serving as my liaison to all of the volunteer fire companies and other emergency response organizations based in the Southtowns," says Senator Grisanti. "Ric knows the area and will work closely with me and my staff in my district office in Buffalo to make sure an ongoing dialogue continues so I can better understand the needs of the many dedicated men and women who volunteer their time and skills to provide our community with quality public safety."