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Griffo appointed acting minority leader of NYS Senate

Senator Joe Griffo has been appointed the acting minority leader of the New York State Senate.

Posted: Jan 4, 2019 4:47 PM

WASHINGTON -- Senator Joe Griffo has been appointed the acting minority leader of the New York State Senate.

The announcement came in a statement Friday afternoon.

Statewide party control has shifted from a Republican majority to a Democratic majority.

Acting Senate Minority Leader Griffo says he worked well with Democrat Roann Destito, worked well with Democrat Anthony Brindisi, and looks forward to having a good relationship with Assemblywoman Buttenschon, also a Democrat.

The Republican doesn't see the Democratic majority impacting the needs of Mohawk Valley too much.

Griffo says Minority Leader Flanagan’s decision to seek treatment for alcohol dependency is the best thing he can do for himself at this time, and that he is honored to step in while he takes care of own well-being.

He touted Flanagan’s leadership, but also said that he is ready to step into the position on an interim basis.

His full statement read:

“I respect Minority Leader Flanagan’s decision to seek treatment for alcohol dependency and join with my colleagues in praying for his recovery. Leader Flanagan has always been a selfless leader, putting his professional responsibilities, obligations and duties above his own needs and I applaud his courage in confronting this disease. It is now important for him to take the time to concentrate on his own well-being and our conference supports him completely in that effort.

In Minority Leader Flanagan’s absence, I am honored to accept the responsibility of leading the state Senate’s Republican Conference on an interim basis. Together, with the exceptional group of talented and committed Senators and staff, we will stay unified in crafting, presenting and advocating our vision for moving our great state forward.”

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1973308

Reported Deaths: 51350
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Kings2611819909
Queens2604189526
Suffolk1913793303
Nassau1753923102
Bronx1731096365
New York1303844306
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Erie805561689
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Oneida21291497
Niagara17888332
Broome17175348
Saratoga14222160
Ulster12835241
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Rensselaer10526136
Putnam1007991
Chautauqua8256132
Chemung7068133
Oswego690990
Ontario676591
Steuben6212141
St. Lawrence613794
Sullivan603268
Cayuga581090
Jefferson540863
Wayne515467
Cattaraugus506880
Genesee5014121
Herkimer4883107
Clinton447232
Madison425785
Tompkins401949
Fulton399786
Livingston394358
Montgomery3842114
Columbia380399
Cortland351560
Warren333756
Tioga333358
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Otsego313646
Greene308174
Chenango303173
Washington281355
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Lewis242333
Franklin237512
Delaware211936
Seneca185356
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Yates109826
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