Albany - The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Michael F. Nozzolio that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card."I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senator Nozzoliosaid.
Albany – In anticipation of Veterans Day, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that the project to establish the Sampson Veterans Cemetery at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base in Seneca County is proceeding and is awaiting final approval by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. “The establishment of the Sampson Veterans Cemetery is nearing the final stages of approval at the local level,” said Senator Michael Nozzolio.
We have come a long way in re-building the Depot since the dark days of the early 1990’s when our region received a devastating one-two punch with the closure of the Seneca Army Depot and the Willard Psychiatric Center.
For generations these facilities drove the local economy, employing thousands of area residents who enjoyed the steady, secure employment these two government facilities offered. Once they closed, these facilities became an economic anchor around the necks of local residents as we struggled with the loss of more than 1,000 good-paying jobs.
Seneca Falls – In response to reports that the Cayuga Indian Nation is acquiring 205 acres in Cayuga and Seneca Counties, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) announced that he is fighting efforts by the Cayugas to place their real estate holdings into a federal trust. Any land placed into a federal trust is permanently made sovereign and free from taxation.
Auburn— New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman Gary Finch joined officials and staff from Auburn Memorial Hospital to celebrate the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Digital Mammography Unit at AMH’s Essential Diagnostic Center.The new digital mammography unit will expand Auburn Memorial Hospital’s services to women by adding full field digital mammography – the most advanced technology available for the early detection of breast cancer.
Albany— New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that legislation he is sponsoring that would require the State Department of Transportation to designate certain highway routes for the transportation of hazardous materials has been adopted in the State Senate. If approved, the measure would significantly reduce commercial truck traffic on upstate scenic byways and local roads.“Truck traffic is overwhelming our local towns and villages in the Finger Lakes region,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio joined local officials, business owners and residents today at the dedication of the Wall Street Neighborhood Improvement Project. "The Wall Street Neighborhood Improvement Project is making significant improvements in the heart of the city to dramatically change and improve the character of the Wall Street neighborhood between the prison and the adjacent residential and business areas,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Lyons– New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $25,000 state grant for a Veterans memorial in the Town of Lyons. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the site of the memorial, located at the American Legion on Water Street.“New Yorkers have continually gone above and beyond in answering the call of our nation to defend freedom and spread democracy throughout the world,” said Senator Nozzolio, a Commander in the New York State Naval Militia.
Albany— Continuing his aggressive efforts in combating crime, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $291,000 state grant for anti-crime initiatives in Wayne County. The grant will fund programs to prevent at-risk individuals from committing crimes as well as reduce recidivism among current inmates in the Wayne County Jail.“As Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, keeping our streets safe is one of my top priorities,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio has announced that the Wayne County Nursing Home will receive nearly $1.4 million in critical funds from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help resolve a budget shortfall. Officials from the nursing home had advised Senator Nozzolio that operations and services at their facility would be significantly affected by mid-December without the funding. After an extended delay in receiving the funds, Senator Nozzolio contacted the DOH and expedited the payments.
Ovid- Calling our local libraries the window to the world, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that he has secured a $100,000 State grant for renovation of the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the library, located at 7169 North Main Street in Ovid.“Our libraries provide countless opportunities for everyone in the community, from our children and families to our adults and senior citizens,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Lansing – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that BorgWarner Morse TEC (BWMT) will invest over $47 million and create 174 jobs to produce its new Variable Cam Timing product line in Lansing, New York. As part of a State assistance package through Empire State Development (ESD), Senator Nozzolio secured $100,000 for the expansion of the company. “The expansion of BorgWarner Morse TEC will be another tremendous boost to the region, creating good-paying jobs for local residents,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Auburn – State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that the Currier Plastics Company in Auburn is the recipient of a $76,000 State grant to make their facilities more energy efficient. The funding, administered through the New York State Power Authority, will allow the company to upgrade their existing lighting with new energy efficient lighting. “Currier Plastics has long set the standard for service and quality in the molding industry and is an important component of our regional economy,” said Senator Nozzolio.
State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio was honored by the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Alliance (FL-LOWPA)for his commitment and dedication to preserving and protecting the water resources in our region. The award was given to Senator Nozzolio at a conference hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance.The theme of the conference was “Unifying Economic Development and the Environment”.
Albany – Responding to reports of a proposal to increase Thruway tolls, State Senator Michael Nozzolio today called on New York State Thruway Authority Chairman John Buono to immediately reject any increase in tolls on the Thruway. “Any plan by the Thruway Authority to raise tolls on the Thruway should be rejected immediately,” said Senator Nozzolio. “The residents and business owners in our region cannot afford an increase in tolls, which would be a significant tax increase for New York state residents.
Newark- Catholic Family Services of Newark today honored Senator Michael Nozzolio for his years of commitment and dedication to the not-for-profit organization. Senator Nozzolio was recognized at a ceremony at the Center’s Hannick Hall campus on East Union Street in Newark. “Throughout my tenure in the State Legislature, I have worked to improve the lives of women struggling with addiction so they can lead hopeful, productive lives,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to enforce New York State law and begin collecting sales taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American retailers.Under current law, cigarettes sold by Indians to non-Indians must include sales taxes.
Sodus Bay— Citing the importance of preserving the water quality in the Sodus Bay Watershed and ensuring clean, safe water for residents, State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured an $25,000 State grant to help protect and preserve water quality in the Sodus Bay Watershed. “Sodus Bay is an environmental jewel,” said Senator Nozzolio. “It is one of the most treasured and beautiful natural resources in the Finger Lakes region, and a popular tourist attraction for visitors.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio is calling upon the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) to revise current regulations so that high school football players who join the armed services are not unfairly punished when their military requirements keep them from participating in summer football practices.Current regulations state that high school athletes must sit out the first three games of the football season if they do not participate in a minimum number of summer practices.