Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

Senator Nozzolio Demands Budget Progress

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently blasted New York City legislators for their innaction on the New York State budget.

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May 21, 2010
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A Return To Common Sense

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.

May 18, 2010
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New York City Legislators Attempt to Force Farm Labor Bill

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.

May 17, 2010
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THE GREEK CRISIS: LESSONS FOR OUR NATION, LESSONS FOR OUR STATE

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.

May 14, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HELPS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS WITH MORE AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that important legislation he supported to extend affordable health insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers has been signed in

May 10, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE MEASURES TO STOP BULLYING IN NEW YORK STATE

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

May 5, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO INTRODUCES RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING STATEWIDE “PAY IT FORWARD DAY”

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is pleased to announce that he has introduced a special legislative resolution memorializing Governor Paterson to proclaim April 29, 2010, as “Pay It Forward Day” in N

April 28, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Disastrous Farm Labor Bill Defeated

ALBANY – State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently declared a major victory on behalf of the Upstate New York agriculture industry, when the Farm Labor Bill that would have devastated Upstate’s farming industry was defeated in the Senate’s Agriculture Committee.

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO BLASTS SENATE MAJORITY FOR BLOCKING JOB-SAVING BUDGET EXTENDER AMENDMENT

State Senator Mike Nozzolio blasted the New York City legislators who control the Senate budget process for blocking an amendment to include much-needed construction funding in the budget extender legislation that was adopted yesterday in the New York State Senate.  Senator Nozzolio's amendment would have rev

April 13, 2010
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Reminder: Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers Eligible for $200 Tax Credit

Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) workers bravely serve our communities every day, putting their lives on the line and protecting the public. The debt and gratitude that we owe these men and women is tremendous.

 Each of our volunteer firefighters and EMS workers is eligible for a $200.00 refundable tax credit from New York State for their service. Even if a volunteer does not pay taxes or have other income, they are still eligible for this credit- they simply file a return using the IT-201 long form and fill out an IT-245.

April 12, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES APRIL 2010 AS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In recognition of individuals diagnosed with autism, as well as their families and the dedicated professionals who work with them, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is helping to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month.

 

April 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS

It is unconscionable that the Downstate State Senators and State Assemblymen, who control both Houses of the Legislature, left Albany without even trying to get the State budget enacted by the April 1 deadline.

March 30, 2010
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Level the Playing Field: Collect Cigarette Taxes on Native American Businesses

The New York State Court of Appeals- the highest court in the State- heard arguments from Cayuga and Seneca Counties as they defended their decision to enforce New York State law and collect sales taxes from Native American businesses selling cigarettes to non-Native residents.  

March 26, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO GOVERNOR: HANDS OFF NEW YORK STATE APPLE ASSOCIATION

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on Governor Paterson to immediately withdraw his proposal to increase fees on Apple growers in New York State. The proposed 2010-11 Executive Budget calls for an 82% increase in Apple Marketing Order (AMO) and 136% increase in Apple Research and Development Program (ARDP) fees.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Governor Paterson Eliminate Funding For Five Points Conjugal Visit Trailers

Romulus- State Senator Mike Nozzolio today blasted Governor Paterson for an appropriation in his Executive Budget authorizing Five Points Correctional Facility to spend nearly $ 800,000.00 on 2 double-wide trailers to be used for conjugal visits for inmates incarcerated at Five Points.

March 19, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO STOP DELAY OF TAX REFUND CHECKS

In response to Governor Paterson’s proposal to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayers, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is now sponsoring legislation requiring the State to pay refunds within thirty days of receiving a tax return.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Removal Of IDA Tax

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today demanded immediate and decisive action from Governor Paterson in order to revoke a devastating tax on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies. “The IDAs are New York’s job creation incubators,” said Senator Nozzolio, “By taxing their revenues, Albany is effectively destroying jobs.”

March 17, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO: TOUGHER MEDICAID FRAUD EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP ABUSE AND SAVE TAX DOLLARS

Over one billion dollars a week!

That's how much taxpayers are paying for Medicaid in New York State!

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO'S JOB CREATION PLAN

The taxpayers of New York State have had enough. Jobs are leaving Upstate New York in alarming numbers and our young and talented individuals have followed. Property taxes, income taxes, health care assessments, and energy costs are at an all-time high. New York State taxpayers demand and deserve better.

March 5, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Blasts Governor Paterson’s Proposal To Delay Tax Refund Checks

Albany- Senator Nozzolio strongly criticized Governor Paterson’s proposal to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayers.

March 5, 2010
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