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Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti today recognized National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which marks the importance of sports participation in the lives of girls and women.

 

This year's celebration highlighted the role that athletics can play in young girls' development and success by acknowledging the past accomplishments of female athletes, recognizing current sports achievements, pointing out the man positives of participating in sports and highlighting the continued struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

"Studies have shown that participation in sports can have a positive influence on the intellectual, physical and psychological health of young girls," said Senator Grisanti. "According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the majority of female athletes earn higher grades in class and have a better chance of earning entrance to college."

JACOBS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO KEEP PISTOL PERMIT INFORMATION PRIVATE

JACOBS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO KEEP PISTOL PERMIT INFORMATION PRIVATE

Makes motion for vote at statewide County Clerk's Meeting

Erie County, NY - Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs made a motion at the New York State County Clerk's Association (NYSACC) meeting calling for the State Legislature to pass legislation to keep the information of pistol permit holders protected from public disclosure.

"The SAFE Act kept the State Police Pistol Permit Database protected from public disclosure yet county pistol permits are not; we are asking for consistent protection of our citizens across-the-board,” said Jacobs. The vote of the statewide County Clerk's Association, representing Clerks from the 62 Counties across the State, was nearly unanimous at today's meeting which laid out the 2014 Legislative Agenda for NYSACC.

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti Announces Satellite Office Hours

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti Announces Satellite Office Hours

Senator Grisanti’s district office will hold satellite office hours throughout the 60th District of the New York State Senate.

A staff member will be present and have available various forms, informational brochures, and contact information for constituents. The general public is invited to visit at no cost to taxpayers and interact with one of the senator’s representatives.

The locations, dates and times are listed below:

ORCHARD PARK TOWN HALL:

4295 S. Buffalo Street

Orchard Park, NY 14127

Tuesday, January 21st ……..4-7pm

Tuesday, February 18th…….4-7pm

Tuesday, March 18th ………..4-7pm

Tuesday, April 15th …………..4-7pm

Tuesday, May 20th …………..4-7pm

Tuesday, June 17th ………….4-7pm

HAMBURG TOWN HALL:

6100 South Park Avenue

Hamburg, NY 14075

Tuesday, January 7th ………4-7pm

Tuesday, February 4th……..4-7pm

Tuesday, March 4th …………4-7pm

JACOBS RECORDS NEARLY A $2 MILLION SURPLUS

JACOBS RECORDS NEARLY A $2 MILLION SURPLUS

Credits “Renew Local” Initiative and Strong Real Estate Market

Erie County, NY – As he concludes his second year in office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs once again closes the books with close to a $2 million surplus. Jacobs reported this week that he will record over a $1.9 million surplus.

“In the last two years we have generated more than $4 million in surplus funds, with no increase in the amount of employees at the Clerk Office,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs attributes the surplus to his hard working employees, his campaign to encourage residents to renew their license and registrations locally and a strong real estate market. “These funds do not stay at the Clerk’s Office but go back to the county to support the many important services that we provide to our citizens,” said Jacobs.

In 2012, Jacobs’s surplus in the Clerk’s Office accounted for 50% of the over-all county surplus.

"fifty' by Ryki Zuckerman [In Honor of JFK]

"fifty' by Ryki Zuckerman [In Honor of JFK]

 

fifty

the crackle of the overhead speaker,
usually mute after morning announcements,
interrupted our lesson.
someone must have thought
we should know what had happened in dallas.

what happened in dallas
that sent us streaming into the halls,
sobbing and confused,
leaning against the shoulders
of teachers and friends,
pained and numb all at once.

pained and numb all at once
that he was gone, not yet
knowing it would all change now,
the bright future diminished, and our eyes
fixed on tv screens for days after,

tv screens during the day,
usually verboten until after dinner,
while history played out in front of us
inside the little black and white box:
the bloody pink suit, the riderless horse, the casket
lying in state

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

Urges New York State to provide funds to cover costs to local government for implementing law

Erie County, NY – Although his term as Chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the  Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act.

“Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments, unfortunately that is not the case,” said Jacobs.  Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred over $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe Act.