Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

Join the Fight to Restore STAR Rebates

The new State Budget, put together behind closed doors, took away your STAR property tax rebate checks. The loss of these checks will cost individual homeowners throughout our state hundreds of dollars. Senator Nozzolio voted against the budget because it took away your rebate checks and raised taxes by an average of $2,400.00 for you and other families.
 

September 17, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Opposes Giving ‘Green Jobs’ Funds to ACORN

Senator Michael Nozzolio, ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation that would prevent any of the $112 million in state funding attached to the “green jobs” bill, enacted last week by the New York State Senate, from being allocated to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its sister organization, the New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA).

September 17, 2009
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A Day of Remembrance

On September 11th, as we pause to reflect on this defining moment in our Nation's history, we can look back with pride on the sacrifices, commitment and dedication of the thousands of Americans who answered the call to duty on that fateful day. Thousands of men and women, many working 24 hour shifts, helped to free those still trapped under the debris. Volunteers helped to provide the rescuers with food, water and shelter while others donated time, resources and money to the recovery efforts. It was a day that forever changed the way we look at the world.

September 11, 2009
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US District Court Opinion Affirms Senator Nozzolio’s Legislation

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio praised United States District Court Justice Carol Amon for issuing an important decision reaffirming the validity of Senator Nozzolio’s legislation that requires sales taxes be collected on all cigarettes sold to non-Native Americans by Indian-owned businesses.

August 27, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REPEAL GOVERNOR’S UTILITY TAX INCREASE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently introduced legislation that would repeal the unnecessary new tax on utilities included in Governor Paterson’s 2009-10 State Budget. If enacted, this legislation would save homeowners and businesses over $500 million on their gas and electric bills.

August 26, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON NEW UTILITY BILL ASSESSMENT FEE

As if our gas and electric bills weren’t bad enough, the situation was just made worse.

July 20, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL NOZZOLIO

Over the last month we waged a valiant fight for the taxpayers of our State, especially for those in Upstate New York.

July 10, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SAYS BUDGET WRONG FOR NEW YORK

Massive Federal bailouts. Skyrocketing government spending. Tax hikes through the roof.  Doubling the entire National debt in just 60 days. Growing government at taxpayers' expense.

July 3, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON CAYUGA LAND TRUST: “NOT HERE, NOT NOW, NOT EVER”

Continuing his aggressive efforts to protect Cayuga and Seneca property owners, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today called on the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Cayuga Indian Nation’s trust application.

June 15, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO PROPOSES LEGISLATION TO STOP “DRUG DEALER PROTECTION ACT”

Albany – State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he is supporting legislation that would fix a dangerous problem created by the so-called Rockefeller drug law changes that were enacted as a part of the 2009-10 New York State budget.

May 28, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SAYS BUDGET WRONG FOR NEW YORK

Massive Federal bailouts. Skyrocketing government spending. Tax hikes through the roof.  Doubling the entire National debt in just 60 days. Growing government at taxpayers' expense.

May 13, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO URGES GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO FIX EMPIRE ZONE PROBLEM

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio joined other senators from across New York today demanding that Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver fix a serious problem they created during the passage of the 2009-10 New York State budget.

May 7, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO QUESTIONS LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON FEDERAL STIMULUS SPENDING

Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today condemned the total lack of oversight and accountability regarding the spending of billions of taxpayer dollars New York State will receive from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

 

May 7, 2009
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NOZZOLIO: GOVERNOR PATERSON’S WINE AND BEER TAX HIKE EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, MAY 1st

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio, advised consumers who were contemplating purchasing wine or beer in the coming days and weeks to make their purchases this Thursday. On Friday, May 1st, new taxes rammed through by Governor David Paterson and the New York City Democrats who now control the State Legislature, will take effect.

May 1, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO AND ASSEMBLYMAN ROBERT OAKS CALL ON STATE TO RE-EXAMINE DECISION TO CLOSE BUTLER MINIMUM CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Albany- Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks are demanding that the Department of Corrections, the Attorney General’s office and the Comptroller's office reexamine Governor Paterson's proposal to close the Butler Minimum Security prison in Wayne County. The State Legislators are also calling for an investigation by the New York State Attorney General and Comptroller to determine if the appropriate legal process was applied for the proposed closure.

April 27, 2009
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GOVERNOR PATERSON CLOSES UPSTATE PRISONS: WE WARNED YOU!

Albany- During the recent debate of the New York State budget, State Senator Mike Nozzolio warned his fellow Senators that they were handing over to Governor David Paterson the authority to close prison facilities without any accountability.

April 27, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Announces April 2009 as Autism Awareness Month

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

April 8, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Blasts Democrats for Rejecting Job-Saving Budget Amendments

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio today blasted Senate Democrats for voting against a comprehensive list of amendments to the State budget that would cut taxes, reduce utility costs, eliminate wasteful government spending, and re-prioritize the budget to stop the drain of upstate tax dollars to New York City.

April 3, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Fights for Amendment to Reject Governor's Utiltiy Tax Increase

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio today led his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference in fighting for an amendment to the State budget he authored and sponsored that would eliminate a dangerous surcharge costing homeowners and businesses over $500 million in increased gas and electric bills.

April 3, 2009
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Senate Republicans Fight to Keep Prisons Open

The New York Senate Republican Conference today introduced an amendment that would to keep three minimum security prisons in Upstate New York operating. Under the budget agreement announced by Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver, and Senator Smith, Camp Gabriels in Franklin County, Mt. McGregor in Saratoga County, and Camp Pharsalia in Chenango County would be closed without the required twelve month notice required by law.

The closure of the prisons would result in the loss of over 300 jobs in Upstate New York. Senate Democrats voted to defeat the amendment.

April 2, 2009
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