Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

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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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

With the National Do Not Call Registry you can prevent telemarketer calls to your home phone and cell phone. Register by calling 888-382-1222 (or 866-290-4236 for TTY). To register by Internet, visit the FCC website at www.donotcall.gov. Once registered, telemarketers will be prohibited from calling you with unsolicited advertisements. You will remain on the Registry permanently, unless your number is disconnected and reassigned, or you decide to remove it from the Registry.

September 18, 2014
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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

With the National Do Not Call Registry you can prevent telemarketer calls to your home phone and cell phone. Register by calling 888-382-1222 (or 866-290-4236 for TTY). To register by Internet, visit the FCC website at www.donotcall.gov. Once registered, telemarketers will be prohibited from calling you with unsolicited advertisements. You will remain on the Registry permanently, unless your number is disconnected and reassigned, or you decide to remove it from the Registry.

September 18, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes William "Billy" Palmer, Sr. as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Chief William "Billy" Palmer, Sr. of the Ovid Fire Department. Congratulations Billy and thank you for your service and dedication to Ovid and the surrounding communities!

CLICK HERE to view the gallery and to learn more about Billy and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

 

September 16, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio to Recognize 54th District “Constituent of the Week”

In an effort to recognize individuals in his Senate District who make a positive contribution in their communities, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio will be hosting a “Constituent of the Week” recognition on his Facebook page. Individuals are invited to nominate and submit a photo of a local individual to be recognized for their efforts.

September 16, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Calls for Immediate Action In Light of Recent Tragedies

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today called for immediate action to change current law and policy, in light of recent horrific acts of violence in Rochester, and renewed his commitment to enacting tougher sentencing laws and more severe punishment for violent felons.

September 15, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 11th REMEMBRANCE

Thirteen years ago on September 11th, 2001, we witnessed one of the darkest days in our State and Nation’s history. It was a day that forever changed the way we look at the world.

On the thirteenth anniversary of September 11th, we pause to reflect on how our world was fundamentally altered by that tragedy and its enduring impact over the last decade. As we solemnly honor the memory of those who lost their lives that day, we can also look back with pride on the sacrifices,commitment and dedication of the thousands of Americans who answered the call to duty in the wake of such an enormous tragedy.

September 10, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Carlton Naegele as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Carlton Naegele of the Geneva Fire Department. Congratulations Carlton and thank you for your service and dedication to Geneva and the surrounding communities!

September 10, 2014
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Back To School Tips

It's that time of year again! Kids all across New York State are heading back to school.  For Back To School Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics, CLICK HERE

September 5, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Introduces Legislation to Eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment and Reduce Property Taxes

Now that Summer is ending and Fall is quickly approaching, children throughout our area will be heading back to school. As the school year begins, I want to share some important updates regarding our children’s education, property taxes in our region, and the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).

 

September 5, 2014
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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

Throughout my service in the State Senate, I have been a strong supporter of our local libraries. Public libraries are our window to the world, providing programs and services on a wide array of topics to children, adults, and senior citizens, as well as important information on searching for jobs, preparing for job interviews, and developing resumes.

September is Library Card sign up month. Stop by your local library today!

To find a library near you, click on one of the following library system links:

Finger Lakes Library System

Pioneer Library System

Monroe Library System

September 4, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SCORES HIGH IN NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS VOTING RECORD

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently secured one of the highest scores in the State Senate in this year’s National Federation of Independent Business’s annual voting record.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association and releases an annual voting record to help New York voters gauge state lawmaker’s support for legislation that is pro-small business.

“Independent businesses are the catalyst for new job growth in our State, particularly in the Greater Finger Lakes region. They are integral to rebuilding our economy and creating a better future for our State and Nation,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 22, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Winners of the 2014 "Share The Finger Lakes" Photo Competition

In an effort to promote the natural beauty of the greater Finger Lakes region and support the tourism industry, the 2014 “Share the Finger Lakes” photo competition was held inviting constituents of the 54th Senate District to share their favorite Finger Lakes photos on my facebook page throughout the month of July. Congratulations Bill Liddle of Newark! Bill’s Sodus Point Lighthouse photograph taken during a windstorm receivedthe most “likes” on facebook.

Click the below link to view the winning photographs:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152620083688934.1073741868.5...

August 13, 2014
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