Diaz Sr.: Investigate Mark Grisanti Like You Did Hiram Monserrate

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Ruben Diaz Sr. (Photo: nysenate.gov)

Earlier this morning, the outspoken State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. called on Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to investigate Buffalo State Senator Mark Grisanti, who’s currently entangled in allegations that he instigated a fight in a bizarre casino brawl that left his wife wounded.

“There are too many versions of what happened the night of February 10, 2012 in the Seneca Niagara Casino,” Mr. Diaz said in the statement. “There is another story floating around where many people are claiming that Senator Grisanti threw the first punch and that he hit a woman. If this is so, these are very serious accusations.”

Mr. Diaz then pivoted to a past incident where one of his allies, State Senator Hiram Monserrate, was accused of slashing his girlfriend’s face with a piece of glass in 2009. Mr. Monserrate was subsequently convicted of misdemeanor and the State Senate voted to expel him from their legislative body.

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Governor Cuomo Thinks It Was A Very Good Year

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Governor Cuomo (Getty)

Before he signed a grant to give University of Buffalo $35 million to fund an expansion today, Governor Cuomo took a moment to pat himself on the back.

“I’m closing the first year of–my rookie year as governor and you tend to get a little reflective,” he said.

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