In recognition of his efforts to support job growth, lower taxes and economic development in Upstate New York, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of Unshackle Upstate’s top ten Senators for the 2010 legislative session. Senator Nozzolio also received a perfect grading from Unshackle Upstate on his advocacy for taxpayers during the State budget process. The ranking comes as part of Unshackle Upstate’s “Judgment Day” campaign to identify which State legislators acted in the best interests of Upstate New York's taxpayers and job creators.
Waterloo- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today reiterated his strong support for Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch and Investigator Jeff Arnold's efforts to utilize new touch DNA technology to solve the 25 year old murder case of Kristin O'Connell.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that final approval has been given by the appropriate State agencies to release the funds necessary to continue construction on the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. For years, Senator Nozzolio has worked hard to establish a world-class veterans’ cemetery on the site of the former Sampson United States Naval and Air Force Base.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that final approval has been given by the appropriate State agencies to release the funds necessary to continue construction on the Sampson Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. For years, Senator Nozzolio has worked hard to establish a world-class veterans’ cemetery on the site of the former Sampson United States Naval and Air Force Base.
A major victory was achieved tonight on behalf of the Upstate New York agriculture industry, when the Farm Labor Bill that would have devastated the Upstate farming industry was rejected by the New York State Senate. This proposal was a clear example of New York City legislators who do not understand the unique needs of our Upstate farms. The effects of this ill-conceived legislation would have been catastrophic to our State’s top industry.
Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of legislation that would restore the New York State Legislature's oversight and approval of any agreement or compact with representatives of the Indian Nations in New York State.“Despite warnings from myself and my colleagues, the Democratic Majority that now controls the State Legislature, approved legislation that Governor Paterson included in his last budget extender giving the Governor and all future governors, the power to negotiate a compact or agreement with representatives of New York's Indian Nations without
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.