Michael F. Nozzolio's News items

Nozzolio Appointed To High Speed Rail Task Force

Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced that he has been appointed to the Senate Task Force on High Speed Rail, a panel that will study the best way to link New York’s cities with high-speed trains. High Speed trains would dramatically reduce travel time in New York State, stimulating new employment and firmly reestablishing New York’s place as a national transportation innovator and technology leader. “It is an honor to be given the important responsibility of serving on the Senate’s Task Force on High Speed Rail,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 29, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Dismissal Of Indian Land Claim By Federal Court Of Appeals

Today’s decision by the second highest court in the nation to reverse and dismiss the Cayuga Indian land claim is great news for all New Yorkers, especially those of us living in the land claim area. For 25 years, I have fought this land claim by the Cayuga Indian Tribe. Today’s decision validates my strong belief that this land claim is unjust to our homeowners and should effectively end almost three decades of legal harassment perpetrated in the Courts by this land claim.This is a total victory for our property owners.

June 28, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Agreement To Crack Down On Methamphetamine Labs

Albany – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced the passage of legislation (S.5920) that he sponsored that will crack down on the production of dangerously addictive methamphetamine by establishing tough criminal penalties for possessing the materials used to make “meth” and operating the laboratories used to manufacture the drug.

June 24, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Agreement On Legislation Authorizing Direct Wine Shipments

Albany – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced the passage of legislation (S.5731) that he sponsored to authorize the direct shipment of wine into and out of New York State. The bill reflects a three way agreement between the Senate, the Governor, and the Assembly.“The Finger Lakes region is home to some of the finest wineries in the nation,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 24, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Passage Of Legislation Prohibiting Distribution Of Certain Medications To Sex Offenders

Albany – Continuing his efforts to help protect our communities from dangerous sexual predators, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that the State Senate passed legislation that he sponsored that would prohibit Medicaid and other drug and health programs from covering the expenses of sexual performance enhancing drugs, procedures, and supplies for convicted sex offenders. The bill (S.

June 24, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Annnounces Xerox To Build New Manufacturing Facility

Webster - Governor George E. Pataki and Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that Xerox Corp., an internationally recognized leading-edge technology and services company, will invest $59 million to build and equip a 120,000-square-foot plant to produce a sophisticated new type of toner, or dry ink, for printer cartridges in Webster, Monroe County.

June 23, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Presses For Assembly Action On Sex Offender Legislation

Albany— New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) and members of the Senate today called on the Assembly to act on legislation approved by the Senate to strengthen Megan’s Law and the State’s Sex Offender Registry to protect the public from sexual predators.Senator Nozzolio was joined at a Capitol news conference today by Mark Lunsford of Florida. Lunsford’s nine year old daughter Jessica was killed by a convicted sex offender in Florida earlier this year.

June 21, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $100,000 For Lansing Community Library Center

Lansing– Continuing his commitment to local libraries, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured a $100,000 State grant for the Lansing Community Library Center. The formal presentation was made at the Lansing Community Library Center at the old Lansing Town Hall on Saturday, June 18 at 11:00am. The grant was secured for the library’s capital improvement fund.“There is no greater community resource than our local libraries.

June 20, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Adoption Of Legislation Requiring State Reimbursement To Counties

Albany- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that the State Senate has adopted legislation he sponsored that will require counties to be fully reimbursed by the State for holding and transporting state parole violators. “I am extremely pleased that my colleagues in the Senate have adopted this important legislation,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 16, 2005
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“Senator Mike Nozzolio Night” With The Geneva Red Wings To Be Held June 29

Geneva – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he will be hosting “Senator Mike Nozzolio Night” with the Geneva Red Wings at McDonough Park on Wednesday, June 29, 2005. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. when the Red Wings take on the Allegany County Nitros. McDonough Park is located at the corner of Nursery and Lyceum streets in Geneva.

June 15, 2005
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“Senator Mike Nozzolio Night” With The Wayne County Raptors To Be Held July 7

Newark – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he will be hosting “Senator Mike Nozzolio Night” with the Wayne County Raptors at Colburn Park on Thursday, July 7, 2005. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. when the Wayne County Raptors take on the Hornell Dodgers. Colburn Park is located off of Route 31 in Newark.

June 15, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Senate Approval Of Sex Offender Legislation

Albany— New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that the State Senate has approved legislation he is sponsoring to strengthen sex offender laws in New York State.

June 15, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Honors Local "women Of Distinction" At Annual Senate Program

Albany – Chosen by State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) for their extraordinary accomplishments and contributions as New Yorkers, Phyllis Connelly of Webster, Jolene Bender of Marion, and Elizabeth Cree of Ithaca were all honored as outstanding women across New York State at the 2005 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today in Albany.

June 14, 2005
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Nozzolio Announces Garlock To Remain In Wayne County, Retain 450 Jobs

Palmyra - New YorkState Senator andGovernor George E. Pataki today announced that Garlock Sealing Technologies, which has operated in Wayne County for more than 100 years, will spend between $30 and $35 million to rebuild and re-equip its Palmyra manufacturing facilities, helping to retain at least 450 jobs. "Garlock Sealing Technologies is one of Wayne County largest employers, and their decision to remain in Palmyra is tremendous news for the local economy," Governor Pataki said.

June 13, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Secures $50,000 For Village Of Red Creek

Red Creek – Continuing his aggressive efforts to support the needs of our villages, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured a $50,000 State grant for the Village of Red Creek. The funding will assist with the purchase of a new multi-purpose vehicle that will be used for a variety of needs in the Village.“This state funding will allow the Village of Red Creek to continue to provide important services for their residents,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 13, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Over $1.5 Million In Funding For Summer Youth Employment In Finger Lakes Region

Albany- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that state funding has been released for the 2005 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). “This program will help our young people stay active during the summer months while also giving them valuable work experience,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 9, 2005
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Nozzolio Secures $25,000 For Macedon Police Department

Senator Mike Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee recently met with members of the Macedon Police Department to inspect the new Chevy Tahoe purchased with a $ 25,000.00 New York State grant.Pictured left to right are: Sgt. John Colella, Senator Nozzolio, and Chief John Ellis.

June 7, 2005
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Nozzolio: Enacting Identity Theft Measures A Priority

Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R/C- Fayette) recently participated in a Senate hearing on identity theft legislation. Representatives of the New York State Retail Council, the state Consumer Protection Board, credit reporting agencies, the banking industry, the insurance industry, MCI Communications and others testified.Senator Nozzolio is sponsoring legislation (S.

May 31, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio Announces State Sales Tax To Drop On June 1st

Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R/C- Fayette) reminded New York consumers today that the State Sales tax will drop from 4.25% to 4% beginning June 1, 2005. The reduction in the State Sales tax will save an estimated $560 million over the next year.“The huge savings for New Yorkers from the state sales tax reduction will increase economic activity in our State and help to create jobs,” Senator Nozzolio said.

May 27, 2005
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Senator Nozzolio: Laud Veterans With “Hall Of Fame”

Albany – Continuing his commitment to New York’s veterans and military families, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced with his Senate colleagues a proposal to create a New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame to honor the courage, sacrifice and achievements of service men and women from across the state.

May 25, 2005
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