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Jacobs Ends Year with $2.1 Million Surplus in Clerk’s Office

Jacobs Ends Year with $2.1 Million Surplus in Clerk’s Office

Erie County, NY- Chris Jacobs is ending his first year as County Clerk earning $2.1 million dollars extra for Erie County taxpayers he announced today. “This additional money does not stay with the Clerk’s Office but goes into the County’s General Fund,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs credits the implementation of management reforms that resolved the massive paperwork backlog he inherited in the Land Records Division, which resulted in depositing over $3 million dollars in un-cashed checks. Additionally, the surplus was helped by a robust real estate market and a stepped up campaign to urge Erie County residents to renew their automobile registrations locally to keep critical fee revenue in Erie County versus it all going to Albany.

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Disabled American Veterans Info Seminar

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Disabled American Veterans Info Seminar

Disabled American Veterans Information Seminar Saturday, October 27 

Senator Mark Grisanti (R- Buffalo) today announced a chance for local disabled veterans to obtain answers to questions about state benefits and services during an information seminar at Erie Community College’s South Campus.  An officer from the National Service Office of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will facilitate questions from the community and provide counseling for ways to navigate the system.

Presidential Trolley Tour: Connecting WNY to the White House

Presidential Trolley Tour: Connecting WNY to the White House

November 3, 2012


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ride in climate-controlled comfort on the Forest Lawn trolley as you learn about U.S. Presidents who had an impact on Western New York history, including Millard Fillmore, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Grover Cleveland.  The tour begins at Forest Lawn’s historic chapel, where Forest Lawn Historian, Pat Kavanagh, will lead the tour to the final resting places of Fillmore, his law partners, Hall and Haven (who served under him during his presidency), E.G. Spaulding, Red Jacket and other notables. 

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Mark Grisanti for Re-Election

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Mark Grisanti for Re-Election

(BUFFALO, N.Y.)–The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, representing over 2,000 member employers, was joined by Unshackle Upstate and the National Federation of Independent Businesses today to endorse Senator Mark Grisanti for election in the upcoming 60th District State Senate primary, as well in the general election this November. 

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 and Local Officials Urge Assembly to Pass Medicaid Fraud and STAR Rebate Bills

Grisanti and Local Officials Urge Assembly to Pass Medicaid Fraud and STAR Rebate Bills

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today stood with local elected officials to encourage passage of a package of two bills that fight Medicaid fraud and return the savings to taxpayers with the Middle Class STAR rebate.  The bills have been passed in the past by the Senate but keep dying in the Assembly.

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.