The Finger Lakes wine and tourism industry has become a driving force in our local economy. According to a study by Oxford Economics, in addition to creating over 50,000 jobs in the Finger Lakes, the industry has a $ 2.7 billion dollar economic impact on our region.
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 commemorate April 2013, as Autism Awareness Month.
Albany - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with several students from LeMoyne College during their visit to the State Capitol for New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy day. Senator Nozzolio met with the students to discuss the importance of student aid programs and how these state and federal programs allows students to meet their college expenses each year.
Continuing his aggressive efforts and commitment to lower taxes for New York’s hardworking families, senior citizens and job-producing business, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has called for the repeal of New York’s job killing Utility Tax Surcharge. The proposed five-year extension of this 2% tax on all utility bills, would cost homeowners and businesses a total of almost $3 billion dollars.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been appointed to serve as the Senate Chairman of the Joint Budget Conference Committee for Public Protection.
The Public Protection Budget Conference Committee is responsible for reviewing all aspects of the criminal justice budget, and budgets for correctional services, military and naval affairs, the state police, the judiciary and homeland security.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been selected to serve as Chairman of the New York State Senate Codes Committee. The Committee is one of the most important and active committees in the State Senate and has jurisdiction over all aspects of criminal justice policy.
The Federal Government should not provide trust status to the Oklahoma Cayuga-Senecas, and allow them to establish a reservation and indian casino in the central Finger Lakes of New York State.
I continue to strongly oppose any action by Washington bureaucrats to create an indian reservation in our region, and urge our Federal congressional representatives in the United States Senate and House of Representatives to take immediate action to block this current application.
Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development
Senator Nozzolio today announced that 25 job creation and community development projects in the 54th Senate District will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio announced the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles has been dropped. Today, The State Thruway Authority withdrew its disastrous plan to raise highway tolls on trucks and other commercial traffic.
“The Thruway Authority’s decision not to implement the proposed toll hike is a major victory for New York’s businesses and consumers.” said Senator Nozzolio, " There is no question that all businesses would suffer if this proposed toll increase has been allowed and the increase in transportation costs for consumer goods would have inevitably been passed on to individuals and families in our communities."
Today, on the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we remember and honor the thousands of Americans who lost their lives and were wounded on that tragic day.
The attacks on Pearl Harbor were an assault upon our entire Nation and upon the sense of freedom, peace and safety we enjoy as American citizens.
In the wake of the attacks, America entered World War II and displayed our strength to the entire globe through the bravery of the members of our military who successfully defended our freedom and our Nation.
Continuing his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the start of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops.
Each year during the Holiday Season, Senator Nozzolio collects nonperishable items from the community to be sent to military personnel deployed overseas. Senator Nozzolio was inspired to begin this annual drive with the help and support of Belinda McElroy of Sodus. Belinda’s youngest son, Sean served in Iraq and her oldest son, Patrick served in Afghanistan.
Continuing his strong commitment to protecting the environment and keeping hazardous electronic waste out of our communities, Senator Mike Nozzolio is proud to announce that he will be partnering with Time Warner Cable to host a Free electronic recycling event on Saturday, October 27th at Finger Lakes Racetrack. Members of the public are invited to drop off their old electronics and small appliances for recycling at no cost. Volunteers will be on hand to unload all vehicles and direct traffic.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation (S.6799) he fought to enact that allows the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to place a distinguishing mark on a driver’s license, or non-driver ID, to indicate its holder is a veteran. Under this law, a veteran of the United States Armed Forces may request to have this veteran status mark from the DMV.
In recognition of his continued efforts to help New York State farmers grow and create jobs, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has once again been honored by the New York Farm Bureau with its “Circle of Friends” award. The “Circle of Friends” award acknowledges Senator Nozzolio’s active support of New York agriculture and the New York Farm Bureau.
In recognition of his continuing efforts to preserve the important programs and services provided by local libraries, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named a “Top Supporter” by New Yorkers for Better Libraries in their annual voter’s guide. Senator Nozzolio received an “A” grade from the statewide organization of library leaders for his support of legislation to improve public library systems and his efforts to restore critical library funding in the 2012 State Budget.
In recognition of his continuing efforts to make New York State job competitive, enhance the growth of small businesses and support job creation, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been honored by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) with its “Guardian of Small Business” award. The “Guardian of Small Business” award is the highest recognition provided by the small business and job growth advocacy group, and acknowledges Senator Nozzolio’s strong support of New York’s independent business owners and job creators.