Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES OVER $500,000 FOR AVIATION SAFETY, SECURITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that over $500,000 in State funding is being awarded to three Finger Lakes Region Airports for aviation safety, security and economic development projects.

“Transportation infrastructure investment in the Finger Lakes is vital to our region’s success,” said Senator Nozzolio. “This funding, which will provide crucial upgrades to some of the key airports in the region, will have a positive impact on our economy and tourism here in the Finger Lakes.”

December 18, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Will Speak at Wreaths Across America Event at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Senator Mike Nozzolio will speak at the annual "Wreaths Across America” service on Saturday, December 13th at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus. A holiday wreath will be placed on the grave of every veteran buried in the cemetery. Senator Mike Nozzolio will join with local veterans, community leaders as well as the families and friends of those buried at Sampson to honor their service to our Nation. The event is open to the public is everyone is encouraged to attend this meaningful event.

December 9, 2014
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Thank You

As your New York State Senator, it has been my greatest honor to represent the people of the 54th District. It was both gratifying and humbling to receive such overwhelming support from the people I serve and I thank you for again putting your faith and trust in me.

 

There are very serious challenges that lie ahead. Reviving New York State’s economy and enhancing job growth is of the utmost importance to me. I’ve fought hard, and thanks to your support, I will continue to fight to change the direction of New York State and restore our economy by cutting wasteful spending, reducing taxes and creating jobs.

 

December 8, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Calls for a Halt to a Multi-billion Unfunded Federal Mandate Following President Obama’s Immigration Order

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio, today urged federal officials in Congress to block any attempts by President Obama’s Administration to initiate changes in immigration policies that could cost New York State’s taxpayers over $2 billion annually.   “Establishing this change in immigration policy ordered by President Obama could result in a massive unfunded federal mandate on New York taxpayers of unprecedented proportions,” Senator Nozzolio said in opposing this measure.    

December 5, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO LAUNCHES ANNUAL DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE TROOPS

Continuing his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the start of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. 

November 24, 2014
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New York State Named “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named New York State as their “Wine Region of the Year.” New York was chosen over other renowned regions from across the world, including the wine producing regions of France, Italy, and California.

 

New York State is the Nation’s third largest wine producing state with over 375 wineries, including 119 in the Finger Lakes region alone. The greater Finger Lakes region has become the center of New York’s booming wine industry. The Finger Lakes wine industry has recently been recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator magazine, Yahoo, and now Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the premier wine producing regions in the world.

 

November 13, 2014
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New York State Named “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named New York State as their “Wine Region of the Year.” New York was chosen over other renowned regions from across the world, including the wine producing regions of France, Italy, and California.

 

New York State is the Nation’s third largest wine producing state with over 375 wineries, including 119 in the Finger Lakes region alone. The greater Finger Lakes region has become the center of New York’s booming wine industry. The Finger Lakes wine industry has recently been recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator magazine, Yahoo, and now Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the premier wine producing regions in the world.

 

November 13, 2014
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Veterans Temporary Hiring Program

There is no greater obligation than to honor and thank our veterans for their service to our nation. Assisting New York veterans with finding employment is just one way of showing our unwavering support.

 

A new online portal that will provide veterans the tools they need to connect with temporary employment opportunities offered by New York State was recently announced. The website enables job seekers to upload resumes and designate geographic preferences, which State agencies then use to identify and consider candidates for open positions throughout New York.

 

CLICK HERE for further details on this important resource.

November 12, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES CORRECTIONS OFFICER EXAM TO BE GIVEN BY THE STATE

 Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that civil service exams will soon be conducted for the purpose of hiring new Corrections Officer Trainees for the New York State Department of Corrections.

 “As the Chairman of the State Senate Codes Committee and former Chairman of the Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction Committee, I worked hard to require the Department of Corrections hire additional officers to insure our public safety, as well as safer working conditions for all the brave men and women who work in our State Correctional facilities,” said Senator Nozzolio.

November 12, 2014
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VETERANS DAY 2014

 

Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder that freedom comes at a cost, paid for with courage, valor, and sacrifice. No nation in the history of the world has ever done more, or given more, in the defense of freedom than the United States and its citizens.

Today is a day when we pause to remember the sacrifice of our fellow citizens - those individuals who answered the call to serve their country. These brave men and women have guarded our shores and our liberties for hundreds of years and we owe them our utmost thanks and enduring gratitude.

November 10, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO’S "SHARE THE FINGER LAKES REGION" PHOTO COMPETITION CALENDARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

The  2015 "Share the Finger Lakes Region" Photo Competition Calendars are ready!From the rich beauty of the Finger Lakes to the unique small towns and villages scattered throughout my District, we live in one of the most beautiful

October 29, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Honored by Mynderse Academy High School Varsity Football Team

Senator Nozzolio has been an ardent supporter of the school and its athletic programs.  He secured funding for upgrades to Bracht Field and also helped to provide the funds for new athletic uniforms and equipment for the new Mynderse Academy Fitness Center.  These improvements will allow all students to become more physically fit and will certainly enhance the school's strong reputation for athletic success.

October 28, 2014
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Columbus Day: Honoring Our Italian American Heritage

On this day we honor the vision, commitment and courage of Christopher Columbus…but in so doing, we indeed honor the courageous actions of those who brought their Italian culture…along with their families… to seek the American dream and all that is the best of our Nation.

We gain inspiration by the personal story of Christopher Columbus. We all know of his significant struggles, and great achievement.

October 13, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO TO PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL ITALIAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATION EVENTS

 

Senator Mike Nozzolio will be the featured speaker at three Italian-American organization events over the upcoming Columbus Day weekend.

On Saturday evening, the Sons of Italy in Geneva will hold their annual dinner dance. The Italian Civic League of Rochester will be gathering for their 74th annual luncheon, and the newly formed Cultural Italian American Organization of Cayuga County will be hosting their first recognition dinner on Columbus Day. Senator Nozzolio will be recognizing several individuals at each event for their efforts to preserve the rich traditions, culture, and heritage of Italian Americans.

October 10, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RECOGNIZES OCTOBER AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

 

Encourages Victims of Domestic Violence to Register for SAVIN and Pushes For Enactment of “Brittany’s Law – The Domestic Violence Prevention Act”

Continuing his aggressive efforts to protect victims and raise awareness of violence against women and children, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is encouraging victims of domestic violence to register to receive life saving alerts through the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Network (SAVIN).

October 6, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO HIGHLIGHTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging women to contact their health care providers to receive regular screenings for breast cancer. 

"Breast cancer is more treatable the earlier it is detected,” said Senator Nozzolio. “I hope that this month especially, women will take the time to discuss screening options with their doctors.”

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO VOWS TO VOTE AGAINST RADICAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND HOLD OFFICE IN NEW YORK

Measure Pushed by Senate Democrats Would Become Law if Conference is Handed Keys to the Chamber:

 Senator Mike Nozzolio today vowed to lead the fight and vote against radical legislation sponsored by New York City Democrat Gustavo Rivera and State Senate Democrats that would give illegal immigrants the right to vote and hold office in New York State.

 Senator Nozzolio called the measure "an insult to law-abiding New Yorkers and a drain on the tax dollars of hardworking people."

September 25, 2014
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Amy Cram of Seneca Falls Nominated as Senator Mike Nozzolio’s First “Constituent of the Week”

Amy Cram, owner of Bill Cram Chevrolet in Seneca Falls, has been nominated as Senator Mike Nozzolio’s first “Constituent of the Week.” Amy has long been a community advocate and has dedicated herself to improving the Finger Lakes region. Inspired by her daughter, Rebecca, who has Down syndrome, she has been active with Happiness House and serves on its board. Additionally, Amy served on the Finger Lakes Region American Red Cross Board of Directors, is co-leader of a Girl Scout troop and a sponsor of youth soccer and youth baseball teams.

September 24, 2014
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NEW YORK "COMBAT HEROIN" CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Campaign Features PSAs, Dedicated Website, and Social Media Awareness Efforts

The State has launched a “Combat Heroin” campaign designed to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

September 23, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO AID VICTIMS OF ELDER ABUSE SIGNED INTO LAW

Continuing his fight to combat the rising trend of elder abuse, State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Chairman of Senate Codes Committee, announced today that legislation he sponsored, to protect elderly individuals from becoming victims of abuse, was signed into law.

 Senator Nozzolio’s legislation, S.7188, supports elderly crime victims who must testify in court by allowing a caregiver or family member to accompany them to court.

September 22, 2014
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