With concern for public health, I would be pleased [if smoking were banned], but that's not what we're doingNew York considers banning smoking in cars Sep 23, 2003
If the state passes the new smoking ban in restaurants and bars it would supersede any local law so the Grand Central places would have to ban smokingNYC smoking ban may extend statewide Mar 11, 2003
Twenty-two percent of people smoking less is a great resultNYC smoking ban may extend statewide Mar 11, 2003
We love Golisano, the better he does, the better chance Carl (McCall) hasElections 2002: A fly in the NY ointment Oct 21, 2002
Alexander B. "Pete" Grannis is the New York State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation (DEC). He formerly served as a Democrat representing District 65 in the New York State Assembly, which is comprised primarily of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.
Grannis was nominated by Governor Eliot Spitzer as DEC Commissioner on January 25, 2007. He was approved in April.
First elected to the Assembly in 1974, Grannis served as Chairman of the Insurance Committee in the Assembly, and was a member of several other standing committees. In his capacity as Chairman he claimed responsibility for authoring New York State's Community Rating/Open Enrollment law as well as the 1996 Managed Care Consumer Protection Act.