As your New York State Senator representing Cayuga and Seneca Counties, I have been steadfast in my strong opposition to any and all efforts by the Cayuga Indians to apply for trust status on land they have purchased in these counties. I have repeatedly called upon our Federal representatives to do everything in their power to protect local property taxpayers and urge the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to reject the Cayugas’ application to create an Indian reservation.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio is reminding everyone in our community that this is the last week to donate personal items to our brave men and women serving overseas as part of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops.
This year, the new leadership we built in the State Senate, in close partnership with Governor Cuomo, took strong and decisive action to change the direction of our State. We eliminated a $10 billion deficit, brought State spending under control and capped property taxes for the first time in our State's history.
As we look forward to a new year, it is important that we build on this success and take the next steps to cut taxes and create jobs.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio is reminding students in grades K-6 that they can still participate in the New York State Senate’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration until Monday, November 28th. Students are encouraged to submit their original essays, poetry or art work for inclusion in an online Thanksgiving Day Showcase. The theme of the Thanksgiving Day Celebration is “What are you thankful for?”
In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, cut taxes and spending and remove unnecessary regulations that impede job development, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of the top “Pro Jobs Supporters” in the State Legislature by the Business Council of New York State as part of their 2011 Voters’ Guide.
In recognition of Veterans Day this Friday, November 11th, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging everyone to reach out to our brave servicemen and women and extend their thanks in whatever way they can.
Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services and raise awareness of violence against women, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is helping to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that he is co-sponsoring landmark mandate relief legislation (S.5889) that would remove the burden of Medicaid costs from county governments and save property taxpayers billions of dollars every year.
In recognition of his continued efforts to help New York State farmers grow and create jobs, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has once again been honored by the New York Farm Bureau with its “Circle of Friends” award. The “Circle of Friends” award acknowledges Senator Nozzolio’s active support of New York agriculture and the New York Farm Bureau.
Quality health care is the cornerstone of every thriving community and Cayuga County is no exception. Our own Auburn Memorial Hospital is a vital, thriving facility that provides over 80,000 residents of Cayuga County and the surrounding area with high quality health care services. Each time that I visit the hospital, I have continually been impressed with the pride and enthusiasm of the nurses, doctors, administrative staff and volunteers.
This week, October 9-15, is National Fire Prevention Week, presented by the National Fire Protection Association. In recognition of this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week, “Protect Your Family From Fire”, I am encouraging everyone to check the working order of your home’s smoke detectors, minimize the use of potential fire hazards such as candles, and plan and practice a fire escape route with your family. Simple steps like these can help save lives.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today called on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to immediately abandon its plan to eliminate vision test requirements for drivers renewing their licenses. Senator Nozzolio was joined by Don Shepherd of Seneca Falls, a former Department of Transportation employee who nearly died from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vision-impaired driver while doing construction in a work zone.
This week, I was deeply honored to attend the burial service for Clinton “Sonny” VanGelder of Geneva, who became the first veteran to be laid to rest at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Sonny was a dedicated American serviceman who represented his Country with distinction and honor during the Korean War. As a U.S. Air Force Veteran who trained at the Sampson Air Force Base, he was laid to rest on the very ground where he forged his commitment to our Nation 59 years ago.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation (S.3953) he co-sponsored and fought to enact that establishes guidelines for coaches, teachers and other school personnel to protect our students from concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
Nearly 60 years after the end of World War II, the most defining conflict in our Nation’s history, the National World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. The memorial represents an everlasting testament to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the 16 million Americans who served in the armed forces during the war, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home.
In recognition of his efforts to protect every New Yorker's Constitutional Right to Bear Arms, State Senator Mike Nozzolio will receive the “Sandra Lee Wirth Legislator of the Year” award from the Statewide sportsmen’s’ organization SCOPE NY. Senator Nozzolio will be honored at SCOPE’s 46th annual awards banquet, to be held on October 7th in Buffalo.