Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

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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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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