Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

New York State Pension Checks Delayed In Post Office

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio criticized the State Comptroller's Office for their failure to ensure that more than 60,000 New York State Pension checks were received on time.

The pension checks, which had been issued by the New York State Comptroller’s Office, were given to the Post Office for delivery on December 30th. The Post Office has since acknowledged that many of the checks were lost or misplaced.

January 5, 2010
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Protecting Our Lakes: The Finger Lakes Institute

Five years ago, the President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Mark Gearan and I worked hard to create a research and educational center where a concerted effort could be made to promote, protect and preserve the Finger Lakes and their expansive and sensitive watersheds.

We were inspired with a simple vision: to establish an institute that would provide our region’s policy makers, educators, residents, and students with the tools that would allow us to protect New York’s priceless natural resources known as the Finger Lakes.

December 30, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO'S 2010 CALENDAR

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December 23, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Expands His Annual Drive to Benefit the Troops

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio continues his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation overseas by hosting his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. This year, Senator Nozzolio is proudly working with several local leaders to expand the Holiday Drive, including New York State Assemblyman Bob Oaks, New York State Assemblyman Gary Finch, Victor Supervisor Jack Marren and Webster Supervisor Ron Nesbitt.

December 4, 2009
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A MESSAGE FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO

This message is without question the most important I have ever written.  Our government, at the state and federal level, has been leading us down a destructive path.  Every day, I hear impassioned pleas from the people in my district who are struggling to provide for their families and their basic ne

November 19, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Annual Drive to Benefit the Troops

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio continues his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation overseas by hosting his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. Each year during the Holiday Season, Senator Nozzolio collects nonperishable items from the community. The items collected during this year’s drive will be sent overseas to military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

November 16, 2009
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Solutions for Upstate

The issues facing our great State are vast. Our solutions must be firm and comprehensive. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to oppose any effort to balance the budget on the backs of Upstate taxpayers just as I opposed the 2009-2010 State budget last April. I have been working hard to address the great issues that are impacting New York, especially those with the greatest consequences for our region:

November 12, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO PROPOSES BUDGET CUTTING MEASURES

Last April, when Governor David Paterson and the New York City-controlled legislature adopted a New York State budget that carried a $13 billion increase in spending, I warned the Governor and his colleagues that there would be dire consequences for their actions.

October 16, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio to be Honored at Knights of Columbus Sports Banquet

Auburn- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio will be honored at the 6th Annual Knights of Columbus and Tyburn Academy Sports Banquet to be held on October 21st for his outstanding community leadership and past athletic achievements. Each year, Tyburn Academy and the Knights of Columbus honor one local community member who has excelled in both community service and athletics. “I am deeply grateful for this recognition,” commented Senator Nozzolio, “It has been my privilege to serve the people of Cayuga County and this award is truly an honor.”

October 14, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 2009 AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services and raise awareness of violence against women, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is helping to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 14, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Seneca Falls - In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio is reminding his constituents to contact their health care providers to receive regular screenings for breast cancer. “Breast cancer is more treatable the earlier it is detected,” said Senator Nozzolio, “it is vitally important that people discuss screening options with their doctors.”

October 8, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Opposes NYSEG and RG&E Rate Increases

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that he has called upon the Public Service Commission to deny any increase in rates for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). Last week, NYSEG and RG&E requested the Public Service Commission to approve substantial rate increases that would become effective as early as August 2010.

October 2, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES HEARING ON INDIAN CIGARETTE TAXES

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations will hold a public hearing to look into Governor Paterson’s refusal to comply with the law enacted last year taxing cigarettes sold by Native Americans.

September 23, 2009
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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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