Michael F. Nozzolio's News items

Senator Nozzolio Receives Honor For His Commitment To The Willard Chapel

Auburn-Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored by Auburn’s Community Preservation Committee for his continued support and commitment to the Willard Chapel. The Willard Chapel was recently awarded a National Historic Landmark designation.The Willard Memorial Chapel was once part of the Auburn Theological Seminary, established in 1818. The Chapel, completed in 1894, is a unique masterpiece of Tiffany design. Willard Memorial Chapel remains the only complete and unaltered Tiffany religious interior in the world.

October 18, 2005
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Nozzolio Announces Correction Officer Exam

Albany--Praising the work of New York's correction officers as one of the greatest examples of public service, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that the New York State Department of Civil Service will be holding a correction officer exam on November 19, 2005."Correction officers provide an invaluable service to our State. These brave men and women walk the toughest beat in law enforcement and face some of the most difficult and stressful working conditions.

September 27, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Senate Passes Comprehensive Energy Plan

Albany – The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan is a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers about $90 million through the rest of this year, and $400 million annually if gas prices remain near $3 per

September 21, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Continues Commitment To The Seneca Falls Canal Harbor Project

Seneca Falls – As a continuation of his commitment to the revitalization of the Seneca Falls Harbor project started in 1998, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that 15 new historic lights will light the southside of the Seneca Falls canal harbor. In addition to the lighting and a pedestrian walkway, boats can now tie up on the southside of the harbor. Carmella Mantello, New York State Canal Corporation Director, joined the Senator at the event.

September 16, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Joins Governor Pataki And Americas Most Wanted Founder To Launch 100 Most Wanted Fugitives Campaign

Rochester – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio joined Governor George Pataki and “America’s Most Wanted” founder, and Auburn native, John Walsh recently to launch an advertising campaign for New York State’s 100 Most Wanted Program, which targets the most dangerous fugitives in the State.A link to the Most Wanted website can be found on Senator Nozzolio’s website under Senate Update. The Most Wanted website allows people to view photos of fugitives and anonymously offer information about their whereabouts by calling a tips line.

September 6, 2005
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Nozzolio Proposes Legislation To Cap Sales Tax On Gasoline

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that he is working to create immediate gasoline tax relief by introducing legislation that would repeal the state sales tax on gasoline and motor fuel through March 31, 2006.“The high cost of gasoline has placed a tremendous financial burden on consumers,” Senator Nozzolio said.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Special Session To Convene To Deal With Soaring Fuel Costs

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that a special session of the New York State Senate will convene in September to deal with the escalating rise in fuel costs.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $50,000 For Camp Good Days And Special Times

Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $50,000 in State funding for Camp Good Days and Special Times. The funding will be used to construct additional facilities and give the camp the opportunity to create more programs and offer services year around. “Camp Good Days and Special Times continue their unparalleled commitment to both children and adults facing challenges in life,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 29, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Urges New Yorkers To Shop Tax-free

Albany — State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today reminded New Yorkers they can shop tax-free for clothing and footwear purchases that cost less than $110 per itemstarting this coming week -- Tuesday, August 30, 2005 through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2005."Once again, consumers in New York State can directly benefit from the tax cuts that we have enacted under Governor Pataki's leadership.

August 26, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Joins Governor Pataki And NYS Association Of Counties To Announce Savings To Area County Taxpayers Under Historic New Medicaid Cap

Albany — As part of his on-going efforts to reduce the burden on New York’s taxpayers, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today joined Governor Pataki and the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) to announce county-by-county budget savings under the first two years of the State’s historic cap and takeover of the local share of the Medicaid program.“We’re proud to announce county-by-county estimates of billions of dollars in savings that taxpayers will see as a result of our efforts,” Senator Nozzolio said.

August 25, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces $2.4 Million For Clean Energy Projects

Albany — New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced $2.4 million in funding awarded to support 3 distributed generation and combined heat and power (DG/CHP) projects throughout the Finger Lakes Region. The projects support the State's energy goals by augmenting the availability of clean and efficient generation capacity and the development of technologies for use in combined heat and power applications.“This innovative approach will create opportunities for consumers to save on energy cost and also benefit the environment,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 22, 2005
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Mike Nozzolio Night Benefits Food Pantry

Auburn- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) is asking the community to rally behind the winning Auburn Doubledays baseball team and, at the same time, to contribute to a local community need.Senator Nozzolio asks all those who attend “Mike Nozzolio Night” at Falcon Park on Sunday, September 4, to bring an item to donate to the Food Providers Network of Cayuga County. “It is a pleasure for me to sponsor and host a fun, family-oriented evening of baseball, and to support the Cayuga County community.

August 19, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Bill To Combat Manufacturing Of Methamphetamine Signed Into Law

Albany — New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation (S.5920) he sponsored that will impose tough new penalties on those who take part in the manufacturing of the illegal drug methamphetamine, commonly known as “meth.”“Addressing and combating the growing production of methamphetamines is critically important to the safety of all residents in New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee.

August 10, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Bill Requiring Prescription Drug Prices To Be Posted Online Signed Into Law

Albany — New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced today that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation (S.1936-A, Chap.293)) he sponsored that will require prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list, allowing them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet and help senior citizens save money.“People who have no prescription drug coverage must pay the highest prices to obtain their medicines,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 8, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio, Governor Pataki Announce More Than $13 Million For Local Water Quality Projects

Albany – Helping to prevent water and environmental pollution, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today joined Governor George E. Pataki to announce more than $13 million in a low-interest, long-term loan to the Town of Farmington, Ontario County. The loan will be provided through the New York State Revolving Funds (SRF) program – regarded as among the nation's best in providing funding to local governments for water quality protection projects.

August 3, 2005
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Nozzolio Secures $865,000 For Cornell Ag And Food Tech Park In Geneva

Geneva – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured $865,000 in Industrial Access Program (IAP) funds for the 72-acre Cornell Agricultural and Food Technology Park in Geneva. Last year, the Ag Tech Park received $1.5 million in IAP funding, bringing total IAP funding for the Park to $2.365 million. “It was a pleasure to work to secure this funding for the Ag-Tech Park, which is helping to secure the economic future of Geneva and the Finger Lakes region,” Senator Nozzolio said.

July 25, 2005
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Nozzolio: Scholarship Application Deadline For Volunteer Firefighters And Ambulance Personnel Is August 1st

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that August 1, 2005 is the deadline for volunteer fire department and ambulance squads to nominate volunteers for college scholarships offered by New York State as an incentive to boost membership in these organizations. “It is critically important that we continue to have well-trained firefighters and emergency workers ready to save lives and protect our citizens, families and communities,” said Senator Nozzolio.

July 18, 2005
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Governor Signs Into Law Nozzolio Bill Authorizing Direct Wine Shipments

Lodi – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation he sponsored to authorize the direct shipment of wine into and out of New York State. The legislation was signed at the Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellar in the Town of Lodi in Seneca County.“This is truly great news for all of New York’s wineries and represents the culmination of years of hard work to allow our wineries to open their markets and ship their products all over the country,” said Senator Nozzolio.

July 13, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $15,000 For Fairville Volunteer Fire Department

Newark – Citing the critical importance of assisting local fire departments in their efforts to protect and serve the community, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $15,000 in State funding for the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department. The presentation was made at the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department station house on Thursday night.“Our local fire departments provide critical lifesaving services for our citizens and communities,” said Senator Nozzolio.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Secures $100,000 For Mcdonough Park In Geneva

Geneva – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $100,000 in state funding for improvements to McDonough Park in Geneva, home of the Geneva Red Wings baseball team.“McDonough Park is an important element to the revitalization of Geneva and improvements to the Park will help continue the City’s renaissance,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 30, 2005
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