Michael F. Nozzolio's Press releases

Senator Nozzolio Discusses Viticulture Center and Other Agricultural Initiatives with State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine

ALBANY- Senator Nozzolio met recently with State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine to discuss initiatives to promote our State’s farms and winemakers, including the new Viticulture Center project at the New York State Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio worked with Governor Cuomo to secure funding in the State Budget to help Finger Lakes Community College expand its groundbreaking Viticulture and Wine Technology program at the Ag-Tech Park.

April 19, 2012
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STATE BUDGET ANOTHER MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ESTABLISHING NEW YORK AS A JOB GROWING STATE AGAIN

In just two short years, New York State has gone from being the poster child of dysfunctional government to one that is being lauded as a National example of how state government can and should work.

March 30, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO AND ASSEMBLYMAN KOLB ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO BUILD WORLD-CLASS VITICULTURE CENTER AT GENEVA AG-TECH PARK

 

State Senator Mike Nozzolio and State Assemblyman Brian Kolb today announced that they have successfully secured $8 million in the State Budget for a major expansion at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park that will create local jobs and continue to put our region at the cutting edge of agricultural research and development.

March 29, 2012
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Local High School Students Shadow Senator Nozzolio at the State Capitol

Senator Nozzolio was shadowed at the State Capitol by local high school students Allyson Blazey, a senior at Palmyra-Macedon; Marina Barci, a senior at Wayne Central; and Christopher DePalma, a junior at Geneva. The students visited Albany as part of the 12th Annual Students Inside Albany conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. The program is designed to increase high school students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.

March 28, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON CLOTHING AND SHOES RETURNS APRIL 1st

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is reminding taxpayers that beginning Sunday, April 1st, all clothing and shoes costing less than $110 each will be exempt from the New York State’s sales tax. The elimination of this sales tax is estimated to save New Yorkers $210 million over the next year.

March 28, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CO-SPONSORS RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2012 AS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

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 next month, April 2012, as Autism Awareness Month. Today, the State Senate adopted a legislative resolution co-sponsored by Senator Nozzolio recognizing this important month as a vital opportunity to learn more about the particular challenges that families affected by autism face.

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CAPITOL EXHIBIT HONORING PROMINENT NEW YORK WOMEN

Continuing his commemoration of March as Women’s History Month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the opening of a special exhibit in the State Capitol honoring the unique struggles and many achievements of prominent women throughout New York’s history, including the founders of the Women’s Rights movement that began here in the Finger Lakes Region.

March 22, 2012
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SENATE ADOPTS SENATOR NOZZOLIO LEGISLATION PROTECTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS FROM HARASSMENT

State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that the State Senate has adopted legislation he is sponsoring (S.464) to provide new protections for police, paramedics and other law enforcement and first response personnel who keep our communities safe.

March 21, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Appointed To Key Budget Conference Committees

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget for the second year in a row, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Joint Budget Conference Committees for Public Protection and Transportation. Senator Nozzolio also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget.

March 14, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With New York American Legion Commander Michael Bowen Following Annual American Legion Breakfast

Albany- Following the American Legion’s annual breakfast at the State Capitol today, Senator Nozzolio met with New York American Legion Commander Michael Bowen of Waterloo and Legion Post 463 Commander Fred Percy of Ovid. They discussed a number of important issues relating to services and outreach for our veterans, including the ongoing operation of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seneca County, which Senator Nozzolio helped to create with support from Commander Bowen and other American Legion and V.F.W. leaders.

March 13, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

Plan in Senate Budget Proposal Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State Spending

March 7, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Seneca County 4-H Club Member to the State Capitol

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Seneca County 4-H Club member Lexi Thompson of Fayette and 4-H Club Community Educator Katie Nelson as part of the 2011 4-H Capital Days, where 4-H members visit Albany to discuss the importance of agriculture, our State’s top job-producing industry. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed Lexi an

March 7, 2012
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Finger Lakes Region Can Take Pride in Accomplishments of Coaches Coughlin and Boeheim

Throughout my life, I have been very proud to have been born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region.  Growing up here and educated in our local schools, I have always held a deeply-felt pride in our community. That pride only intensified after graduating high school, and attending two outstanding universities right here in our region- Cornell and Syracuse.

March 2, 2012
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STATE SENATE ADOPTS LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO REPEAL JOB-KILLING WAGE NOTICE MANDATE

Continuing his commitment to cut bureaucratic State regulations that impede job growth, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation (S.6063-A) he co-sponsored to remove an onerous wage reporting mandate that has cost private sector job creators millions and made our State less competitive.

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO REMINDING HOMEOWNERS THAT DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE STAR PROGRAM IS MARCH 1st

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is reminding homeowners that this Thursday, March 1st, is the deadline to apply for or reapply for the STAR school tax exemption program.

February 27, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO AND THE STATE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE LOOK AT SOLUTIONS TO THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

Continuing his efforts to keep our roadways safe, Senator Mike Nozzolio is working to address the dangers of distracted driving, a potentially fatal driving habit where drivers engage in activities like text messaging or talking on cell phones behind the wheel. The State Senate Transportation Committee, on which Senator Nozzolio serves as a member, today held a public hearing to discuss Statewide solutions to this dangerous driving practice.

February 13, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Local Future Farmers of America to Albany

ALBANY- Continuing his efforts to promote and preserve New York State farms for generations to come, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today met with members of Future Farmers of America from Moravia High School.  Senator Nozzolio discussed the importance of agriculture - New York State's top jobs-producing industry - to our State's economy. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed these outstanding young people to the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HOSTS EDUCATION FORUM WITH SENATE EDUCATION CHAIRMAN

GENEVA- Continuing his efforts to ensure fair and equitable treatment for school districts in our region, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today hosted a forum on education where local school district leaders had the opportunity to discuss their budget concerns with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator John Flanagan.

February 3, 2012
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STATE SENATE ADOPTS HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO

Continuing his fight to enhance law enforcement efforts across the State, Senator Mike Nozzolio is co-sponsoring legislation (S.5560-A) that has been adopted in the State Senate providing for the largest expansion of New York’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation would require individuals convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor in the penal law to submit DNA samples to the databank.

February 1, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Governor Cuomo’s proposed Executive Budget expands on the historic success of our partnership last year to provide further relief from taxes and unfunded mandates, ensure fiscal responsibility and create a pro-job growth environment in our State. It is greatly encouraging that, for the second straight year, the Governor has released an Executive Budget that cuts overall State spending and closes the State’s deficit with NO new or increased taxes or fees.

January 17, 2012
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