NY Senate

Coppola wants CSEA, PEF union reps on Roswell’s Board, “before it’s too late”

Senator Al Coppola, the Democrat challenging Republican Mark Grisanti, is pledging to introduce a bill that requires that the presidents of Roswell Park’s three largest unions be appointed to the institution’s board of directors upon being elected by their membership. The labor unions include the


Senator Coppola: “Stop bashing teachers, stupid”

Senator Al Coppola, the Democrat running for State Senate against Mark Grisanti, is disgusted with the way that today’s political discourse has wrongly bashed teachers in the media, often using hard working career professionals as political scapegoats — for purposes that often have little to do with

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Panepinto’s election fraud conviction disqualifies candidacy

Few behaviors are more demonstrative of a willingness to betray the public’s trust than to knowingly commit election fraud so egregiously that one’s license to practice law gets suspended. That is precisely State Senate candidate Marc Panepinto’s background in politics.


Grisanti’s betrayal of West Side Italians infuriates base

The historic neighborhoods of Columbus Park and Prospect Hill have deep Italian American roots. State Senator Mark Grisanti continues to maintain a law office on Niagara Street near Jersey, where he is a 3rd generation criminal defense attorney. Upon his

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Stocker to repeal Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act

Former Town Prosecutor Kevin Stocker is dead set against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act, which was pushed through the New York State Senate swiftly and secretly — with Sen. Mark Grisanti’s help. Stocker is vowing to repeal the law as

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Who will fill Mark Grisanti’s Senate Seat?

Perhaps this year’s most exciting election will be held in the State Senate’s 60th district, the seat now held by Mark Grisanti. In all, six candidates are vying for the nominations of five parties. This is how it brakes down.