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Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

A grant from New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.

Senator Mark Grisanti awarded $50,000 in funding to the District in the form of bullet aid for the 2013-14 school year with the designation the funding as being for one-time expenditures. 

“Senator Grisanti’s grant allowed Lake Shore to replace exterior lighting at five facilities in the District, continuing our efforts in energy conservation as well as improving safety and security by increasing visibility on our campuses,” Mr. Przepasniak said.

“We were delighted to receive this additional funding and sought to use the money to make a lasting investment in our District,” Superintendent of Schools James Przepasniak said.

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he will join Orchard Park Town Supervisor Patrick Keem and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 19 in the town of Orchard Park.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard Park Senior High School, located at 4040 Baker Road in the Town of Orchard Park.

The electronics recycling drop off will offer professional disposal of unused and obsolete items to help ensure they do not end up harming the environment. Computer monitors, printers, fax machines, home telephones, televisions, video game consoles, laptop computers, scanners, cellular telephones and MP3 players are among the items that will be collected that day and properly disposed.

Grisanti To Sponsor Domestic Violence Roundtable

Grisanti To Sponsor Domestic Violence Roundtable

 

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will sponsor a New York State Senate Roundtable,”Domestic Violence: Prevention Starts With You” on Friday, April 4th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the Walter J. Mahoney Building, 65 Court Street in Buffalo, Senate Hearing Room 6.

Unfortunately, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Surprisingly, only one in seven instances is reported.

Panelists include:

Grisanti Announces Over $865,000 For Town of Hamburg From Video Lottery Terminals

Grisanti Announces Over $865,000 For Town of Hamburg From Video Lottery Terminals

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that his efforts were successful in obtaining additional funding for the Town of Hamburg in 2014 state budget for hosting the video lottery terminals.

Senator Grisanti was able to secure over $865,679 to the Town of Hamburg and $288,560 to Erie County for a total of $1,154,239.

“I am proud to have been able to secure additional state funding for the Town of Hamburg and increase that total from 2013′s state budget,” said Senator Grisanti. “This is a huge victory for the Town of Hamburg and the extra funding to the Town could be used for a variety of things like continuing to lower taxes, infrastructure or other projects.”

Prior to Senator Grisanti being in office, the Town of Hamburg was cut by over 60% in the aid they were receiving in 2008 and 2009 from the Video Lottery Terminal funds. There was an Upstate versus Downstate divide as Yonkers was only cut 2%.

POTUS: Weekly Address 3/22 Increasing the Minimum Wage

Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
The White House
March 22, 2014

Hi, everybody.  This week, I visited a community college in Florida, where I spoke with students about what we need to do to make sure our economy rewards the hard work of every American.

More specifically, I spoke about making sure our economy rewards the hard work of women. 

Today, women make up about half of our workforce, and more than half of our college graduates.  More women are now their families’ main breadwinner than ever before. 

But in a lot of ways, our economy hasn’t caught up to this new reality yet.  On average, a woman still earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man does.  And too many women face outdated workplace policies that hold them back – which in turn holds back our families and our entire economy.

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading proponent of school choice, addressed education, health care and other pressing national issues in the House Republican Party’s four-point policy agenda as featured speaker at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series held March 10.

Introduced by Congressman Chris Collins, Cantor emphasized an “American That Works” plan in response to major challenges being faced today largely by the middle class.

“Many have lost faith in our nation and in the American dream. The American people deserve better and that’s why the House Republican leadership’s number one issue is to restore an America that works,” said Cantor, a six-term Virginia congressman.

Cantor pointed to the “middle-class squeeze” brought on by minimal wage growth and rising costs in making it harder for middle-class families to make ends meet. “Three out of four Americans are living paycheck to paycheck,” he said.

Grisanti Petition against Free College Classes for Prisoners Shatters Goal of 1,000 Signatures in a

Grisanti Petition against Free College Classes for Prisoners Shatters Goal of 1,000 Signatures in a

  New York State Senator Mark J. Grisanti (R,I – Buffalo) announced this evening that his goal of 1,000 signatures on the petition he launched earlier in the day in opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to give free college to state prison inmates has been shattered in less than seven hours. The petition, titled ”Say ‘NO’ To Free College For Prisoners” sat at 1,338 this evening after being launched earlier in the day. The number continues to go up.

“Keep the signatures coming,” said Grisanti. “I am proud, but not surprised, that many Western New Yorkers agree that we should put the needs of hardworking, law-abiding citizens who are positively contributing to society first.” To sign the petition, visit www.senatormarkgrisanti.com