Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today harshly criticized Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for her continued lack of judgment when dealing with violent youth criminals.
In response to the Cayuga Indian Nation’s recent purchase of yet another parcel of landin Seneca Falls, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on the area's federal representatives, officials at the United States Department of the Interior and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to visit Cayuga and Seneca Counties and see for themselves the amount of land that the Cayuga's have purchased. If all of the land that has been purchased by the Cayuga Indian Nation is granted trust status it will destroy the tax base of Cayuga and Seneca Counties.
It is unconscionable that after three months of missed deadlines, secret negotiations, huge spending and tax increases and a costly week-to-week extender process, Senate Democrats are now leaving Albany with the State budget still unfinished. Instead, they continue to hold New York State taxpayers hostage by refusing to act on a bill that would pay for all the spending they added to the budget.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks announced that the New York State legislature has enacted legislation they introduced to extend the “Lake Ontario Wine Trail,” in Wayne County, allowing more local wineries to showcase their products, grow their businesses and attract more tourists to our region. Senator Nozzolio was the prime sponsor in the New York S
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today blasted the New York City legislators who control the State Senate for forcing through legislation that will likely create a dangerous shortage in the supply of home heating oil for Upstate communities.
The New York State Senate today voted to enact important legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Mike Nozzolio that will require accident and health insurance policies to provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment for patients with autism spectrum disorders.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio strongly denounced the New York State Parole Board for a number of shocking incidents in which violent criminals were released back on the streets and committed horrific crimes, including murder.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling for the immediate resignation of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for sanctioning an inappropriate and illegal taxpayer-funded sex party at a juvenile prison in which at least one underage girl and a suspected prostitute were brought in to perform inappropria
All across New York State, law-abiding citizens have been tightening their belts, cutting spending and foregoing even the smallest luxuries. Everyone has had to sacrifice in these difficult economic times---everyone except those individuals who have broken the law, and are now incarcerated in our State’s prisons.
As the cost of living continues to climb for New Yorkers, so does the cost of incarcerating, rehabilitating and providing health care for New York’s prison inmates.
As a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime, and Corrections, Senator Nozzolio has fought hard to keep New York State’s inmates accountable for their crimes.
Senator Nozzolio has sponsored legislation (S.2404) that would allow New York State to collect a small healthcare copayment for those who could afford to pay. This copayment would discourage fraud and abuse of the healthcare benefits that prisoners enjoy.
Growing up in a working class family with mom, dad, and my two brothers, we didn’t have the best of everything. We did, however, learn very early how to stretch a dollar and the value of hard work and sacrifice. We never felt deprived. When times were tough, my parents, especially my mother, who was the money manager of the family, taught us invaluable and common sense lessons about ways to save money.
New York State could take a lesson from my mother. Times are tough in New York State and it's time to use common sense when it comes to state spending.
Albany- Just three weeks after the disastrous Farm Labor Bill was defeated by the New York State Senate's Committee on Agriculture, virtually the same bill has been reintroduced by New York City legislators, in an attempt to force onerous work regulations onto Upstate New York farmers.
Senator Nozzolio, who adamantly opposed this measure when it was introduced just weeks ago, has indicated that he will continue his opposition to this bill which has been reintroduced without a single meaningful change.
The economic fallout in Greece should be a wake-up call to every citizen in our Nation. If New York State and the United States governments don’t get spending under control now, then like Greece, we may be facing economic insolvency before too long.
In response to recent news stories highlighting the increase in incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has sponsored legislation to give New York schools the tools needed to crack down on bullying and to