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Weekly Presidential Address:

Weekly Presidential Address:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In this week’s address, President Obama said that in order to keep growing the economy and creating good jobs, Washington must end its cycle of manufactured crises and self-inflicted wounds. It’s time for both parties to work together to pass a budget that reflects our priorities – making smart cuts in things we don’t need and closing wasteful tax loopholes, while investing in areas that create opportunities for the middle class and our future generations.

 

Grisanti Delivers For Orchard Park: Secures $200,000 For Green Dam Reconstruction

Grisanti Delivers For Orchard Park: Secures $200,000 For Green Dam Reconstruction

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti, who serves as Chairman of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, announced today that after working with town officials in Orchard Park he has been able to secure $200,000 to help replace Green Lake Dam.

Green Lake Dam was recently reclassified by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from an intermediate hazard to a high hazard, which drew concerns from many residents and community stakeholders in Orchard Park.

“The re-classification of Green Lake Dam is troubling for the residents of Orchard Park,” said Senator Grisanti. “Green Lake Dam needs to be reconstructed immediately. The funds I was able to secure from the Environmental Protection Fund will help do just that.”

Grisanti Delivers for Hamburg: $75,000 In Environmental Protection Funds Secured For Woodlawn

Grisanti Delivers for Hamburg: $75,000 In Environmental Protection Funds Secured For Woodlawn

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I) announced today that Woodlawn State Beach Park will be receiving $75,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund to help with the Town of Hamburg’s pump station conversion project.

Senator Grisanti, who chairs the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee said: Woodlawn State Beach Park is a top issue of mine. I am always looking for ways to help clean up the water so that the residents of Hamburg and other Western New Yorkers can enjoy this great beach.”

Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced today that he has secured funding for the Town of Evans that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the community while at the same time accomplish budgetary relief and increase efficiency.

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Jacobs to End Long Held Perk of County Clerk License Plates

Will post all “Clerk Plates” on county website and make available for all citizens

Erie County, NY - A long-held traditional perk of County Clerk’s has been the ability to dole out a limited number of “Clerk Plates” with such desirable prefixes as “EC or ER.”

County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to end this practice and plans on listing all available plates on the county website with a simple request form. “Plates will then be awarded on a first come first serve basis,” stated Jacobs. “My goal here is to remove any perception of favoritism in awarding these plates.”

Prefixes other than “EC” and “ER” that the Clerk has available are “B, BF, BL, BU, CE, and E” and are the same cost as a typical license plate which is $28.75. Approximately 70 of these plates are currently available. The “Clerk Plates” can only be issued for passenger vehicles and are not obtainable for commercial vehicles, motorcycles or trailers.

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Says Poloncarz is projecting faulty revenues for Auto Bureau

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is sounding an alarm after seeing the County Executive’s revenue estimates for the Erie County Auto Bureau for the 2014 budget year. “I am very concerned about these estimates, they are half a million more than my office projected for the Auto Bureau in our submission to the County Executive’s budget office,” said Jacobs. “I have put my concerns in writing to Comptroller Mychajliw, who is charged with reporting to the Legislature on the validity of the County Executive’s revenue estimates.”

“The Erie County Legislature needs to know that from the moment they receive the County Executive’s proposed 2014 budget that it is out of balance more than $550,000 because there is no way the Auto Bureau will hit the revenue amount the County Executive has put in his budget,” stated Jacobs.

Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) today announced he will co-sponsor legislation to waive the fee for the state's new "veteran" driver's licenses, becoming the first Western New York legislator to support an effort to drop the fee.