Albany – New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio was joined by over 800 New York State correctional officers at a rally at the State Capitol today to oppose the proposed closure of four upstate prisons. At the rally, Senator Nozzolio announced that this year’s State budget will include funding to keep all four prisons open.
Albany- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he and his Senate colleagues have successfully rejected plans to eliminate the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program and redeploy 92 State Troopers from their positions in schools across the State. The final 2008-2009 State Budget provides for all 92 SROs to remain on their current assignments, adopting a measure from the Senate’s budget resolution.
Romulus – Continuing his aggressive efforts to revitalize and create jobs at the Seneca Army Depot, State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced that two companies, Top Quality Hay Processors and Seneca Bioenergy, will be expanding their operations at the Seneca Army Depot and create approximately 170 new jobs for local residents.
Albany – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced the New York State Senate has adopted a legislative resolution he is sponsoring calling upon the Federal Government to increase health care funding for America’s veterans. The adoption of the resolution was timely as 1,700 members of the New York State National Guard are mobilizing this week for duty in Afghanistan.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R,C-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, today announced that a resolution he sponsored commemorating this week (April 10-16) as Crime Victims’ Rights Week in the State of New York has been adopted by the State Senate. Crime Victim’s Rights Week is also being observed this week nationally.
Albany- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction announced that the Senate acted today on legislation requiring the lifetime registration of sex offenders and prevent sexual predators from coming off the State sex offender registry later this month.
Last year, over 250 people attended a summit meeting that I convened to discuss the very complex issue of autism. Many of the parents and providers that attended the meeting traveled hours to participate in the discussion that day.
Parents told me about their struggles - not just to meet the needs of their autistic child but the needs of their other children, their spouses, and their professional lives. Divorce rates are high among families with a child diagnosed with autism and issues of child care and after-school care present huge obstacles for these families.
Albany - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced the introduction of comprehensive legislation that will dramatically strengthen the State’s Parole Laws to help restrict the release of potentially dangerous violent felons. Senator Nozzolio was joined at the announcement by his Senate colleagues as well as the family of fallen police officer Harry Ryman, who was killed in the line of duty.
Romulus - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that $2.5 million in state funding has been secured to redevelop the former Seneca Army Depot, which will create hundreds of new jobs at the Army Depot. The City of Geneva will also receive $2 million in Restore-NY grant funding for the revitalization of the Central Business District.
Auburn— In a reversal of the Berger Commission’s recommendation, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that the State Department of Health will allow Auburn Memorial Hospital to continue providing maternity/ob-gyn services for the women and families of Cayuga County. AMH is scheduled to receive a state grant of $274,000 for the continued operation of the maternity unit.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio convened the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee to conduct a legislative oversight hearing to examine the increase in parole release rates for violent felons in the New York correctional system.
Denise O’Donnell, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice Services; George Alexander, Chairman of the New York State Parole Board; and Brian Fischer, Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, testified before the Committee to address the increased release rates.
Webster - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today joined officials from the Towns of Webster and Ontario and local youth sports enthusiasts to announce the construction of a new youth athletic facility in the Town of Webster. Senator Nozzolio secured $1.5 million in state funding for the athletic complex to be built off of Basket Road. The new multi-sport venue will be lighted and will be used for youth baseball as well as football, soccer and lacrosse.
Seneca Falls- Continuing his commitment to the brave men and women currently serving in the military, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will hold a holiday drive to collect non-perishable items to be sent to American troops stationed overseas.Senator Nozzolio is asking the community to drop off non-perishable items to his office located at 119 Fall Street in Seneca Falls or his Auburn Office at 69 South Street. The holiday drive officially kicks-off on Monday, November 26th and concludes on Friday, December 14th.
Albany – After Governor Spitzer’s pledge to secure $600 million for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to avoid bus and subway fare increases for New York City commuters, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is calling for the Governor to show the same concern for Upstate residents by rejecting a proposed increase in Thruway tolls.Last week, in the face of public opposition to a proposed subway fare increase in New York City, Governor Spitzer promised $600 million in state funding for the MTA to keep fare prices down.
Auburn– In recognition of Veterans Day and the brave men and women who have defended our Nation, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio and State Assemblyman Gary Finch today announced they have secured $100,000.00 in state funding for the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park in Auburn.
Auburn– New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced he has secured $25,000 in state funding for the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn. The not-for-profit agency will use the funding to acquire a new transportation van that will provide greater access to the comprehensive programs and services available at the Community Center for Auburn's young people. The announcement was made at the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Community Center.“After-school programs help to keep kids out of trouble and the Booker T.
Albany- Continuing his support for America’s brave men and women serving our Nation, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is announcing a new program to connect area residents with local soldiers serving overseas. As part of the program, Senator Nozzolio is asking all families who have a soldier serving overseas who wish to participate in the program to send their soldier’s photo and contact information to the Senator.